Probably one of the most famous star-crossed couples in literary history is Romeo and Juliet; the relationship obviously didn’t end very well and we pretty much knew from the beginning that, whatever their feelings, outside forces were going to keep them apart. Although Romeo and Juliet are probably the number 1 model for a typical star-crossed couple, there are many star-crossed couples throughout young adult fiction. A couple might be kept apart because of outside forces (parents, family, friends, society, circumstance, ancient supernatural curse, etc.) or they might even be keeping themselves apart (“we’re so different, I don’t think this could ever work!” – even if we know it could). Below I’ve listed some of my favorite star-crossed lovers in YA fiction; some of their relationships work out and others don’t; some are swoon-worthy and others heart-breaking. Who are your favorite star-crossed lovers?