Teen Humor

By: Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
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.
By: Bray, Libba.
After being diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob (aka mad cow) disease, disaffected teenager Cameron Smith sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital in an attempt to find a cure.
By: Calame, Don.
Fifteen-year-old Matt and his two best friends Sean and Coop, the least athletic swimmers on the local swim team, find their much anticipated summer vacation bringing them nothing but trouble with unsucessful schemes to see a live naked girl and with Matt, eager to impress the swim team's "hot" new girl, agreeing to swim the 100-yard butterfly.
By: Crawford, Brent.
Awkward freshman Will Carter endures many painful moments during his first year of high school before realizing that nothing good comes easily, focus is everything, and the payoff is usually incredible.
By: Goldman, Steven, 1964-
After handing in a short film in lieu of the assigned writing paper, problems arise for 11th-grader Mitchell after the principal gets a glimpse at it, in a coming-of-age story for young adult readers.
By: Green, John, 1977-
Having been in love with Margo forever, Quentin is happy to help her with her strange plots and campaigns for revenge, but when she vanishes one evening without a trace, Quentin finds himself delving into clues in order to resolve many unanswered questions.
By: Halpern, Julie, 1975-
When her friends transform into punks right before her eyes and start hanging out with an entirely different clique, sophomore Jessie is left on her own to figure out where she belongs and soon embarks on a life-altering journey at school where she meets people who change her in ways she could have never imagined.
By: Herbach, Geoff.
Growing suddenly very tall in his sophomore year of high school, former small kid Felton Reinstein discovers that he has become a very fast runner but finds his athletic ambitions compromised by his mother's depression, his annoying younger brother, a first romance and a shocking secret from his past.
By: Korman, Gordon.
Seventeen-year-old Vince Luca's life is constantly complicated by the fact that he is the son of a powerful Mafia boss, a relationship that threatens to destroy his romance with the daughter of an FBI agent.
By: Lieb, Josh.
Omaha, Nebraska, twelve-year-old Oliver Watson 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.
By: Madigan, L. K.
After he takes a photograph of a woman who is living on the streets and discovers it to be the meth-addicted mother of his closest friend Marissa, Blake finds himself spending more time with Marissa than with his girlfriend.
By: McCaughrean, Geraldine.
Approaching his 14th birthday, a day on which he is scheduled to die, Pepper Roux embarks on a rollicking journey to escape his fate and meets a series of outrageous new friends and enemies. By the Printz Medal-winning author of White Darkness.
By: Pratchett, Terry.
A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue men, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland.
By: Proimos, James.
James "Hercules" Martino completes twelve tasks while spending time in Baltimore with his Uncle Anthony, gaining insights into himself, his uncle, and his deceased father, a man who was beloved by the public but a terrible father.
By: Rennison, Louise.
Presents the humorous journal of a year in the life of a fourteen-year-old British girl who tries to reduce the size of her nose, stop her mad cat from terrorizing the neighborhood animals, and win the love of handsome hunk Robbie.
By: Van de Ruit, John.
In 1990, thirteen-year-old John "Spud" Milton, a prepubescent choirboy, keeps a diary of his first year at an elite, boys-only boarding school in South Africa, as he deals with bizarre housemates, wild crushes, and dysfunctional parents.
By: Yee, Lisa.
Marley Sandelski has always felt invisible at school when he is not facing bullies, but a series of unexpected events gives him a taste of popularity and insight into a few well-liked and greatly-feared classmates.
By: Zadoff, Allen.
Fifteen-year-old Andrew Zansky, the second fattest student at his high school, joins the varsity football team to get the attention of a new girl on whom he has a crush.
By: Selzer, Adam.
A lighthearted primer for young history enthusiasts shares tips for bolstering one's knowledge base while clarifying common historical misconceptions routinely taught in classrooms.
By: Bender, Mike, 1975-
Presents awkward photos of families, accompanied by humorous captions and stories about awkward and amusing family moments, and organized into such categories as pets, birthdays, and holidays.
By: Yates, Jen.
Have your cake and laugh at it, too, with the sweet treat known as "Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong". From the creator of the ultrapopular blog CakeWrecks.com, here are the worst cakes ever, including the ugly, the silly, the downright creepy, the unintentionally sad or suggestive, and the just plain funny. With witty commentary and behind-the-scenes tidbits, "Cake Wrecks" will ensure that you never look at a cake the same way again.
By: Benson, Richard, 1962-
Features humorous but incorrect answers to challenging test questions in biology, physics, chemistry, psychology, English, history, business, geography, and technology.
By: Winchell, April.
HANDMADE? IT LOOKS LIKE YOU MADE IT WITH YOUR FEET. A chicken poncho. A painting of a corn dog. A clock made out of an old “mostly clean” cheese grater. All this and more await you in the pages of Regretsy, a veritable sideshow of handcrafts gone wrong. Based on the eponymous hit blog and arranged in categories such as Décor, Pet Humiliation, and Christmas, Regretsy showcases the best of the worst, ranging from the hilariously absurd to the purely horrifying. Each page of this jaw-dropping volume features the actual seller’s online listing with a light coat of snarky commentary to give it a good shellacking. So join us as we descend into handmade hell and gawk, gasp, and marvel at the disturbingly odd artifacts that Regretsy has collected for your viewing pleasure, proving that you can never have too much of a bad thing.
By: Yang, Gene Luen.
When Thaddeus learns that his baby sister is an interdimensional conduit for peace-loving aliens, he finds it hard to convince anyone of his discovery, in a laugh-out-loud look at sibling rivalry.