Funny Novels for Teens*

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Who says books about death and dying can't be funny?
Burger Wuss
Burger Queen vs. O'Dermott's? Oh, yeah, it's on!
Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Is origami Yoda just a finger puppet, or is something more mysterious going on?
Darth Paper Strikes Back
Origami Yoda needs help to get Dwight unexpelled.
Secret of the Fortune Wookiee
Dwight has gone to a new school, but he leaves behind a Fortune Wookiee whose advice is almost as good as Yoda's.
Science Fair
Terrorists are planning to take over the U.S. government via the Hubble Middle School science fair. What could possibly go wrong with this plan?
Fake Boyfriend
Isabelle is dumped right before senior prom, and her two best friends invent a boyfriend to make her feel better. Again, what could possibly go wrong with this plan?
All American Girl
Samantha inadvertently foils a presidential assassination plot and catches the eye of the First Son.
Swim the Fly
Which is the bigger challenge: seeing a naked girl in real life or swimming the 100-meter fly? Matt's summer is starting to look like a lot more stress and a lot less relaxation.
Beat the Band
Coop tells the story as the boys enter a battle-of-the-bands contest in the sequel to Swim the Fly.
Call the Shots
It's Sean's turn as we finish up the trilogy. This time the boys are looking for quick cash by making a horror film about zombie/vampire humanzees.
Truth or Dairy
This breezy diary chronicles Courtney's senior year of high school.
When Molly's mother dies, she moves to Hollywood to live with her newly discovered father - a super-famous actor.
The sequel to Spoiled is just as funny at skewering Hollywood.
Carter Finally Gets It
A book about girls, football, girls, swimming, girls, drama club, and girls.
Carters Big Break
A film production comes to town, and Carter lands the lead opposite teen idol Hilary Idaho.
Dave pretends to be a female advice columnist for his school newspaper in order to win the girl of his dreams.
Stuck in the 70s
Party girl Shay falls asleep in a Jacuzzi and wakes up 30 years ago in 1978 - far out, dude!
Charlie Joe Jacksons Guide to Extra Credit
Charlie Joe signs up for the school play in order to get extra credit and avoid going to reading camp.
Charlie Joe Jacksons Guide to Not Reading
Charlie Joe Jackson will do whatever it takes to not read a book - any book - ever.
With their dad in jail for sinking a riverboat casino, Noah and Abby must try to prove his innocence.
Having recently moved to Florida, Roy gets pulled into a fight to save endangered owls.
Nick and his friend Marta decide to investigate the disappearance of Bunny Starch, the most-feared biology teacher ever.
When a reality TV star goes missing in the Everglades, Wahoo Crane and classmate Tuna Gordon go looking for him.
In his letters home, Voss Vsklzwczdztwczky shares his experiences as he is smuggled out of Slobovia in a crate of black-market cheese puffs, tries to find a job in an America, and foils a sinister plot.
Bad Kitty
On vacation in Las Vegas, seventeen-year-old Jasmine stumbles upon a murder mystery that she attempts to solve.
Kitty Kitty
When Jasmine goes on an extended trip to Venice, Italy, she does her best to stay out of trouble, but it doesn't work.
Nina has been stuck in the same boring support group for 51 years. Nothing exciting ever happens--until one of them is murdered and the others must try to solve the crime.
Suite Scarlett
Suite ScarlettScarlett's family owns and runs a decrepit art deco hotel in Manhattan. The hotel is nearly empty and money is tight when flamboyant Amy Amberson checks in for the summer and hires Scarlett as her assistant.
Scarlett Fever
Summer's over, but Scarlett is still working for Amy, who has decided to embark on a career as a theatrical agent.
Lexapros and Cons
Realizing that his OCD is out of control, seventeen-year-old Chuck Taylor tries to break some hardcore habits, face his demons--and get messy.
My Most Excellent Year
Three teenagers in Boston tell their stories of a year of new friendships, first loves, and coming into their own.
Born to Rock
Nerdy high school senior Leo discovers that his biological father is a punk rock legend.
Cap goes from peace, love, and home-schooling on a farm commune to schedules, lockers, and wedgies at Claverage Middle School.
Absolutely, Positively Not
Sixteen-year-old Steven tries all sorts of things to prove he's not gay, from covering his old Superman posters with pictures of models, to hanging out with hockey players, and dating girls. Funny and sweet.
The Boyfriend List
Ruby explains some of the reasons for her recent panic attacks, like her boyfriend dumping her in favor of her best friend and tensions between her father and her performance artist mother.
Vegan, Virgin, Valentine
Mara has her senior year carefully planned out, until her niece (who's only one year younger) moves in and changes everything.
Circus of the Darned
As Fran travels around Europe with the GothFaire, she has to deal with ghosts, a paranoid mother, and all the rules for dating one of the undead.
The Boy Recession
When all the boys start transferring out of Julius P. Heil High, a lovable slacker becomes a hot commodity - much to his best friend's confusion.
Self-conscious about her knobby knees but confident in her acting ability, fourteen-year-old Tallulah spends the summer at Dother Hall performing arts camp that, she is surprised to learn, is for girls only.
A Midsummer Tights Dream
Now that Tallulah has been admitted to the Dother Hall performing arts program, she knows she must ignore the boys at Woolfe Academy if she wants to win this year's grand prize for best student performance.
The Schwa Was Here
Brooklyn eighth grader Anthony, aka "Antsy," is fascinated by "The Schwa Effect"--the fact that no one ever sees Calvin Schwa -- and hatches a scheme to make money with The Schwa.
Antsy Does Time
When classmate Gunnar Ümlaut announces that he is going to die in six months, Antsy signs over a month of his own life to his gloomy buddy - and another crazy adventure begins.
The Downside of Being Up
The Downside of Being Up All Bobby wants is to survive middle school, but puberty is making that difficult as his body conspires against him.
Simon, aka Stuff, struggles with his new stepfamily, tries to avoid a giant attack rabbit, and hopes to break up with his girlfriend and connect with a new one.
Thirteen-year-old John "Spud" Milton records his exploits at boarding school in this diary-style book.
Be More Chill
Badly in need of self-confidence and a change of image, high school nerd Jeremy Heere swallows a pill-sized super computer that is supposed to help him get whatever he wants.
*Remember, humor is subjective. What's funny to one person might seem lame to someone else!