April 2017

Looking for a Good Laugh?

Whether they are darkly humorous, laugh-out-loud funny, or amusingly witty, these teen novels will bring a smile to your face.


The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry

 The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

Seven very proper Victorian young ladies conspire to hide a murder from the authorities at their boarding school. A smart, hilarious Victorian romp, full of outrageous plot twists, mistaken identities, and mysterious happenings.  Grades 6+.   Check our catalog.

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

 The Great American Whatever

Quinn Roberts, a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and hopeful Hollywood scriptwriter has retreated from the world after his sister is killed in a car accident. When his best friend Geoff insists he get out, Quinn meets a guy, and falls hard. What follows is an upside-down week in which Quinn begins imagining his future as a screenplay that might actually have a happily-ever-after ending.  Grades 9-12.  Check our catalog.

Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan

 Love and Other Foreign Words

Brilliant fifteen-year-old Josie has a knack for languages, but her sister's engagement has Josie grappling with the nature of true love, her feelings for her best friend Stu, and how anyone can be truly herself, or truly in love, in a social language that is not her own. A comedic coming of age story.   Grades 8-12.  Check our catalog.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

 The Rest of Us Just Live Here

What if you aren't the Chosen One who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is? What if you're like Mikey, who just wants to graduate and finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Full of madcap humor and satire.   Grades 9-12.  Check our catalog.

 The Lumberjanes, vol. 1

The Lumberjanes, vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson (graphic novel)

Best friends Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley spend a fun summer at Lumberjane scout camp where they encounter yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons while solving a mystery that holds the fate of the world in the balance. Zany, vibrant humor with tons of girl power.  Grade 6-9.  Check our catalog.

 Jughead, vol. 1

Jughead, vol. 1 by Chip Zdarsky (graphic novel)

Riverdale High prides itself on providing a quality education. But to Jughead Jones, what matters most is meal time--and Riverdale delivers solid midday chow. But when that sacred time is tampered with by a hot-headed new principal, Jughead swears vengeance! Can the burger-loving beanpole curry enough favor (see what we did there?) to rollback the cuisine catastrophe?  Grade 9-12.  
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