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Great Reads for Teens - Humor

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All titles can be found in the Teen Corner alphabetically by the author’s last name.

Does my Head Look Big in this?
by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Year Eleven at an exclusive prep school would be tough enough, but it is further complicated for Amal when she decides to wear the Muslim head scarf, full-time as a badge of her faith--without losing her identity or sense of style. 

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

The Haters
by Jesse Andrews
A road trip adventure about a trio of jazz-camp escapees who, against every realistic expectation, become a band.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl: A Novel
by Jesse Andrews
Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.

Beauty Queens 
by Libba Bray
From bestselling Printz award-winning author Libba Bray, the story of a plane of beauty contestants that crashes on a desert island. 

Confessions of a High School Disaster
by Jessica Chastain
Chloe Snow chronicles a year in her high school life, sharing the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and love.

The Trouble in Me
by Jack Gantos
Fourteen-year-old Jack falls under the spell of a delinquent Florida neighbor and gets in way more trouble than he bargained for.

An Abundance of Katherines 
by John Green
Always being dumped by girls named Katherine, Colin Singleton, a washed-up child prodigy embarks on a quest to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which will impact all of his future relationships and change his life. 

From What I Remember
by Stacy Kramer
Just before her graduation from La Jolla's exclusive Freiburg Academy, valedictorian and scholarship student Kylie Flores inadvertently ends up in Ensenada, Mexico, with Max, one of the most popular boys in school, where, in 24 jam-packed hours, their lives change dramatically.

I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President
by Josh Lieb
Oliver has everyone convinced that he is extremely stupid and lazy, but he is actually a very wealthy evil genius, and when he decides to run for seventh-grade class president, nothing will stand in his way.

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer 
by Lish McBride
A Seattle fast-food worker and college dropout, discovers that he is a necromancer, part of a world of werewolves, satyrs, and one particular necromancer who sees Sam as a threat to his lucrative business of raising the dead. 

Necromancing the Stone
by Lish McBride
With the defeat of the evil Douglas behind him, Sam LaCroix is getting used to his new life. Okay, so he hadn't exactly planned on being a powerful necromancer with a seat on the local magical council and a capricious werewolf sort-of-girlfriend, but things are going fine, right?

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things
by Carolyn Mackler
Feeling like she does not fit in with the other members of her family, who are all thin, brilliant, and good-looking, fifteen-year-old Virginia tries to deal with her self-image, her first physical relationship, and her disillusionment with some of the people closest to her.

Vegan Virgin Valentine
by Carolyn Mackler
Mara's niece, who is only one-year-younger, moves in bringing conflict between the two teenagers because of their opposite personalities. 

The Rest of Us Just Live Here
by Patrick Ness
The best friend of a kid with superhuman qualities endeavors to have a life of his own that is both normal & extraordinary in the face of constant world-shaking challenges, threats against his school, and an elusive pretty girl.

by Garth Nix
Princess Anya has a big problem: Duke Rikard, her step-stepfather is an evil wizard who wants to rule the kingdom and has a habit of changing people into frogs, and her older sister Morven, the heir, is a wimp--so with the help of the librarian Gotfried (who turns into an owl when he is upset), and the Royal Dogs, she must find a way to defeat Rikard, save her sister, and maybe even turn Prince Denholm back into a human being.

There is No Dog
by Meg Rosoff
When the beautiful Lucy prays to fall in love, God, an irresponsible youth named Bob, chooses to answer her prayer personally, to the dismay of this assistant, Mr. B who must try to clean up the resulting catastrophes. 

The Cardturner: A Novel About a King, a Queen, and a Joker
by Louis Sachar
When his wealthy uncle, a champion bridge player who has lost his vision, asks seventeen-year-old Alton to be a card turner for him, Alton has no idea how much he will ultimately learn from his eccentric relative. Includes appendix by Syd Fox with information about bridge. 

Nerd Girls
by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Three misfit middle school students team up to try to beat out the catty and mean "ThreePees"--pretty, popular, and perfect girls--at the school talent show.

Grasshopper Jungle
by Andrew Smith
Austin Szerba narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong. 

by Andrew Smith
Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates.

Stand Off
by Andrew Smith
Now a senior at Pine Mountain Academy, fifteen-year-old Ryan Dean West becomes captain of the rugby team, shares his dormitory room with a twelve-year-old prodigy, Sam Abernathy, and through the course of the year learns to appreciate things he has tried to resist, including change.

The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever
by Jeff Strand
Hoping to make something epic after their first YouTube movie flop, Justin and his filmmaking buddies plan a fantastic zombie film starring a beautiful actress only to have their efforts hampered by a one-month timeline and uncooperative extras.

OCD, the Dude and Me
by Lauren Roedy Vaughn
Danielle Levine stands out even at her alternative high school--in appearance and attitude--but when her scathing and sometimes raunchy English essays land her in a social skills class, she meets Daniel, another social misfit who may break her resolve to keep everyone at arm's length.

by John Corey Whaley
After dying at age sixteen, Travis Coates' head was removed and frozen for five years before being attached to another body, and now the old Travis and the new must find a way to coexist while figuring out changes in his relationships.

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo
by F. C. Yee
Sixteen-year-old Genie's focus on getting into a top-tier college is destroyed when an enigmatic transfer student, Quentin, helps her transform into a demon-fighter.