Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Funny YA books

I don't know about you guys, but one of the things I most love is picking up a book that makes me laugh--hard. I'm sure I'm forgetting some great ones, but here are a few that round out the top of my funny list:

Demon Envy by Erin Lynn (she's one of my good friends, the one who actually encouraged me to try YA. A demon comes out of the heroine's bathtub drain, released from his hellish prison after she spills her zit cream in there. LOL)

Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway (this is seriously one of the funniest stories EVER. It's for older teens--a bit edgy--but really, really, REEEEEEALLY funny--after a teen breaks up with her boyfriend, he writes a scathing song about her that hits the charts and sends the paparazzi hot on her heels)

My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters by Sydney Salter (I read the ARC of this and laughed--the poor heroine! So much bad stuff happens to her as she tries to earn money on her quest to get a nose reduction. haha)

What Would Emma Do? by Eileen Cook (OMG the scene that describes how they'd asked santa why he took the Christ out of Christmas--I snorted OUT LOUD, haha)

Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott (her characters are quirky and, the dad quit his job to sell vitamins in a mall kiosk. LOL)

Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne (a BOX OF BRAS falls on the heroine. Seriously, I was dying)

Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard (I read an ARC of this--the poor heroine goes through some funny struggles to fit in when she accidentally goes back in time to regency England)

So, what about you? What YA books have cracked you up?


  1. Funniest YA book EVER, like, had me laughing out loud nonstop? Kristin Walker's A MATCH MADE IN HIGH SCHOOL. I read an arc but it's out in Feb 2010.

  2. I'm dying to read that story--I've heard SUCH good things about it!!

  3. I don't think I have ever read a book that's really made me laugh like that. I'll have to check those out!

  4. I really want to read What Would Emma Do now!
    I read Prada and Prejudice, which was great. I really couldn't get into Audrey Wait, which is weird because everyone else loves it.
    I just read Save the Date by Tamara Summers and it was very funny-crazy wedding stuff!:)
    And of course Georgia Nicolson always makes me laugh.

  5. Kristen, you should!

    GreenBean, I'll check those out--thanks!!

  6. I really like Nick and Norah's Inifinite Playlist.

  7. I love funny books!

    Some of the funniest YAs I've read:

    PROM DATES FROM HELL by Rosemary Clement-Moore
    THE PRINCESS DIARIES (the first one) by Meg Cabot
    ALL-AMERICAN GIRL by Meg Cabot
    THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER by Ellen Emerson White
    FEED by M T Anderson

    Some of them are laugh-out-loud funny (Like Princess Diaries) but some are just as funny, but in a more subtle/sly way (like The President's Daughter.)

  8. Anonymous7:13 PM

    OK, I have to read Demon Envy, the ES book, and the one with the Santa reference....