Funny books for teens

Whether you like fantasy, realism, sci-fi, or history - there's a funny book waiting for you in this list.  

The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand by Gregory Galloway
Adam Strand isn't depressed, he's just bored. So he kills himself. But no matter the method, Adam can't seem to stay dead. He awakes after each suicide alive and physically unharmed, more determined to succeed and undeterred by others' concerns.

 

 

 

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.

 

 

 

Boys Don't Knit (In Public) by T.S. Easton
After a brush with the law, Ben, a dyed-in-the-wool worrier, must take up a new hobby and chooses knitting, an activity at which he excels but must try to keep secret from his friends, enemies, and sports-obsessed father.

 

 

 

Character, Driven by David Lubar
In his last year of high school, seventeen-year-old virgin Cliff Sparks has to figure out what to do with his life, including how to meet new girl Jillian and how to deal with old issues with his unemployed father.

 

 

 

Con Academy by Joe Schrieber

Con man Will Shea may have met his match in scammer Andrea Dufresne as they make a high-stakes deal that will determine who gets to stay at Connaughton Academy, one of the most elite and privileged preparatory schools in the country, and who must leave. 

 

 

 

Dan Vs. Nature by Don Calame

Shy and scrawny Dan Weekes would prefer to be drawing comics but his mom has decided that he and her fiance Hank need to share a survivalist camping trip to "bond." Dan loathes Hank, so he and his best friend prepare a series of gross and embarrassing pranks. But will the pranksters be the ones humiliated in the end?

 

Denton Little's Death Date by Lance Rubin
In a world where everyone knows the day they will die, a teenage boy is determined to outlive his upcoming expiration date.

 

 

 

Frogkisser by Garth Nix
Princess Anya has a big problem: her step-stepfather is a power-hungry  wizard who has a habit of changing people into frogs. Somehow she must find away to defeat her step-stepfather, to save her wimpy sister from losing the crown, and maybe even turn Prince Denholm back into a human being somehow.

 

 

The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher
Ana (an honor student), Clayton is (her genius brother), and Zak (a gamer who is forced to join the quiz team by his teacher) are in Seattle for a Quiz Bowl tournament -- but when Clayton sneaks off to a sci-fi convention Ana is forced to rely on the unreliable Zak to find him.

 

 

 

The Kidney Hypothetical, or how to ruin your life in seven days by Lisa Yee
A week before high school graduation, Harvard-bound Higgs suddenly finds his life falling apart and the other students turning against him - and it all started with a hypothetical question about donating a kidney...

 

 

 

Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky
Four fangirls of the British boy band The Ruperts sneak away to a hotel in Manhattan to see their favorite boy band, but when one of them literally drags Rupert Pierpont to their room and they tie him up, things get complicated--and even deadly.

 

 

 

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper  Fforde
Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away, but when visions of the death of the world's last dragon begin, all signs point to Jennifer--and Big Magic.

 

 

 

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand
16-year-old King Edward is dying, which is inconvenient. His cousin Jane is far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately she's been engaged to Gifford. Gifford is a horse. That is, he is cursed to become one every day from dawn to dusk. The plot thickens as Edward, Jane and G are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy. Can they pull off their plan before it's off with their heads?

 

 

Skink-No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
Richard knows his cousin Malley is in trouble before she does, having disappeared with a guy she met online. Wild Skink-- the ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida-- is enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.

 

 

Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer
Covington High is in crisis: senior students are spontaneously combusting, inexplicably blowing up in a mess of blood and guts. As the body count increases and the government gets involved, 12th grader Mara Carlyle attempts to figure out what's going on, with the help of her best friend Tess and an FBI agent.

 

 

We Are All Made of Molecules by Susan Nielsen
Thirteen-year-old brilliant but socially-challenged Stewart and mean-girl Ashley must find common ground when, two years after Stewart's mother died, his father moves in with his new girlfriend--Ashley's mother, whose gay ex-husband lives in their guest house.