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Humor for Teens

Humor

These titles are located throughout the library, please note the location in the catalog.

Anderson, M. T. - Burger Wuss (192 pages) - When Anthony's girlfriend dumps him for a guy who works for a fast food chain, he devises a complicated plan to get her back by working for a rival restaurant.

Angell, Judie - First the Good News (147 pages) - Ninth-grade journalist Annabelle Goobitz and her four best friends pretend to be groupies in order to land an interview with television comedian Hap Rhysbeck, but the young comedian makes an announcement that takes them by surprise.

Bauer, Joan - Squashed (194 pages) - While Ellie tries to get her potentially prize-winning pumpkin to put on two hundred more pounds, she struggles with her own weight, using her sense of humor to get through the struggles of life.

Bauer, Joan - Thwonk (215 pages) - Aspiring photographer Allison Jean "A.J." McCreary finds herself facing a difficult choice when a personal cupid pops into her life and offers to make one of her dreams come true, and she must decide between art school and handsome hunk Peter Terris.

Clarke, Judith - The Heroic Life of Al Capsella (152 pages) - All Al Capsella wants to be is normal. But in spite of his heroic efforts, he faces a crippling pair of obstaclesóhis parents.

Conford, Ellen - Strictly for Laughs (155 pages) - An aspiring disc jockey and an aspiring comedian find their comfortable relationship becomes quite stormy when they get their big change to pursue their dreams.

Dubowski, Cathy - Never Been Kissed (244 pages) - Josie was considered a loser when she was in high school. But when her job as a newspaper reporter gives her the chance to relive her senior year, as Prom Queen this time, Josie jumps at the chance. Wouldn't you?

Fine, Anne - Flour Babies (178 pages) - Participating in a class assignment that calls for the students to watch over flour sacks as if they were babies, Simon learns much about his own family life, including why his father walked out on him.

Foley, June - Susanna Siegelbaum Gives up Guys (152 pages) - A No-Boys bet with a friend leads Susanna to invent a fake boyfriend for her parents' benefit.

Hardman, Ric Lynden - Sunshine Rider: The First Vegetarian Western (343 pages) - In 1881, in Odessa, Texas, 17-year-old Wylie Jackson lands a job as assistant cook on a cattle drive. Only days into the drive, a disastrous stampede occurs. Fearing he's the cause, Wylie sets off by himself.

Hayes, Daniel - Flyers (203 pages) - Gabe finds himself in a world of wonder as he questions why his brother, Ethan, is involved in a mystery, why his father is more sad than usual, and why other strange events begin to occur on Blood Red Pond, and sets out to find the answers he needs.

Keller, Beverly - Amazon Papers (150 pages) - Athletic, straight-A student Iris finds herself in trouble for the first time in her life when her mother's vacation gives way to a wrecked car, two unlikely boyfriend prospects, and a zany scheme to fix everything.

Korman, Gordon - No More Dead Dogs (180 pages) - Eighth-grade football hero Wallace Wallace is sentenced to detention attending rehearsals of the school play where, in spite of himself, he becomes wrapped up in the production and begins to suggest changes that improve not only the play but his life as well.

Koertge, Ron - The Harmony Arms (177 pages) - Mortified by his movie-studio father's inclination to speak through a hand puppet rather than directly, fourteen-year-old Gabriel is further surprised when the neighbors at their new Los Angeles apartment are even more eccentric.

Lipsyte, Robert - One Fat Summer (152 pages) - An overweight fourteen-year-old boy experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself.

Lynch, Chris - Slot Machine (241 pages) - Elvin Bishop quickly learns that his summer camp is really a sports camp and has to choose a sport to play, but after bouncing unhappily from sport to sport, he realizes that strength is not always found in the obvious places and decides not to play the game.

Peck, Richard - Bel-Air Bambi and the Mall Rats (181 pages) - The bankrupt Babcock family is forced to move to Hickory Fork, where a gang has taken over the mall. Bambi and Buffie decide that itís up to them to set things straight with hilarious results.

Spinelli, Jerry - There's a Girl in My Hammerlock (199 pages) - Eighth-grader Maisie endures the skepticism of the coach and the ridicule of the kids in school to join the wrestling team and be near Eric Delong, her true love.

Townsend, Sue - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 (185 pages) - In his secret diary, British teen Adrian Mole excruciatingly details every morsel of his turbulent adolescence. Mixed in with daily reports about the zit sprouting on his chin are heartrending passages about his parents' chaotic marriage. Adrian sees all, and he has something to say about everything.

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