YA Book Lists: Young Adult Comedy

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S.J. Adams / YP FIC ADAMS
Sparks: The Epic, Completely True Blue, (Almost) Holy Quest of Debbie
A 16-year-old lesbian tries to get over a crush on her religious best friend by embarking on a "holy quest" with a couple of misfits who have invented a wacky, made-up faith called the Church of Blue.

John Allison / YP FIC ALLISON
Bad Machinery: The Case of the Team Spirit
Six kids navigate the treacherous waters of school and adolesence while whole-heartedly diving into the whirlpool of mysteries that swirls around the peculiar English town of Tackleford.

E. Archer / YP FIC ARCHER
Geek: Fantasy Novel
Ralph is spending the summer with his relatives in England to help them set up a Wi-Fi network and finds himself fighting off killer rabbits, demons, and evil aunts.

Jesse Andrews / YP FIC ANDREWS
Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.

Josh Berk / YP FIC BERK
Guy Langman, Crime Scene Procrastinator
Guy Langman, his best friend Anoop, and other members of the school Forensics Club investigate a break-in and a possible murder, which could be connected to the mysterious past of Guy's recently-deceased father.

Libba Bray / YP FIC BRAY
Beauty Queens (also on audiobook)
When a plane crash strands 13 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.

Timothy Carter / YP FIC CARTER
The Cupid War: All Love is Warfare
Fallon was contemplating suicide when he slipped and fell, only to find himself a Cupid in the afterlife, but between the bad boss, a pink bodysuit, and attacks from shadowy entities called Suicides, he is not feeling much love.

Phillip Caveney / YP FIC CAVENEY
Sebastian Darke series
Court Jester Sebastian just wants to be the best fool he can be. His myriad adventures through a wacky fantasy world show that fools really do leap in!
Sebastian Darke: Prince of Fools
Sebastian Darke: Prince of Pirates
Sebastian Darke: Prince of Explorers

Keren David / YP FIC DAVID
Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery
Lia wonders if the millionaire lifestyle is all it's cracked up to be after jealous kids at school set up a "We Hate Lia Latimer" group on Facebook, she is sued by her best friend's mother, and her sister Natalie goes missing.

Melissa Hardy / YP FIC HARDY
The Geomancer's Compass
Traces the efforts of a young woman struggling to balance the demands of her attempt to build an infrastructure for Augmented Reality with her resolve to honor her dying Chinese immigrant grandmother's beliefs about ancient magic.

David Ives YP FIC IVES
Voss: How I Come to America and Am Hero, Mostly
Through a series of letters home, 15-year-old Vospop "Voss" Vsklzwczdztwczky shares his experiences as he is smuggled out of Slobovia in a crate of black-market cheese puffs, tries to find a job in an American city, and foils a sinister plot.

Colleen Doran / YP FIC LYGA
Mangaman
Barry Lyga and Ryoko Kiyama, a character from a Japanese comic book, or manga, falls through a rip into the real world — the western world — and tries to survive as the ultimate outsider at a typical American high school.

Leah Rae Miller / YP FIC MILLER
The Summer I Became a Nerd
Cheerleader Madelyne, a closeted nerd, has her closely guarded secret revealed when she starts spending time with a local comic shop worker, and she must decide whether or not to reveal her true persona to the rest of the world.

Micol Ostow / YP FIC OSTOW
So Punk Rock (And Other Ways to Disappoint Your Mother)
Four suburban New Jersey students from the Leo R. Gittleman Jewish Day School form a rock band that becomes inexplicably popular, creating exhilaration, friction, confrontation, and soul-searching among its members.

D.C. Pierson / YP FIC PIERSON
Crap Kingdom
Tenth-grader Tom Parking's dream of being swept away to a fantasy land where he becomes a hero nearly comes true when he finds himself the Chosen One of a nameless world, the most annoying, least cool place in the universe.

Daniel Manus Pinkwater / YP FIC PINKWATER
Budhman Lives!
In the 1960s, Harold Knishke, a Chicago teenager with a special place in his heart for Bushman, the famed departed gorilla of the Lincoln Park Zoo, embarks on a hometown adventure in a quest to become a great artist and figure out how he became the object of a famous folk song.

Terry Pratchet / YP FIC PRATCHET
Dodger (also available as an ebook)
In an alternative version of Victorian London, a 17-year-old Dodger, a cunning and cheeky street urchin, unexpectedly rises in life when he saves a mysterious girl, meets Charles Dickens, and unintentionally puts a stop to the murders of Sweeny Todd.

Louise Rennison / YP FIC RENNISON
Tight series
Georiga Nicholson's drama-challenged cousin Tallulah stars in this uproarious series of misadventures about the stage of life and theater of dreams!
A Midsummer Tights Dream
The Taming of the Tights

Adam Rex / YP FIC REX
Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story
After being bitten by a vampire, not only is Doug doomed eternally to be fat, but now he must also save himself from the desperate host of a public-access-cable vampire-hunting television show that is on the verge of cancellation.

Meg Rosoff / YP FIC ROSOFF
There is No Dog
When the beautiful Lucy prays to fall in love, God, an irresponsible youth named Bob, chooses to answer her prayer personally, to the dismay of this assistant, Mr. B who must try to clean up the resulting mess.

Libby Schmais / YP FIC SCHMAIS
The Pillow Book of Lotus Lowenstein
Lotus Lowenstein's diary reveals that although she lives in Brooklyn and is failing high school French, she loves all things Gallic and dreams of living as an existentialist in Paris.

Andrew Smith / YP FIC SMITH
Winger
Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates.

Heather Swain / YP FIC SWAIN
Josie Griffin is Not a Vampire
After exacting revenge on her cheating ex-boyfriend, Josie Griffin finds herself in anger management therapy with a group of strange kids who talk of their "powers" and who seemingly can cause supernatural events to occur.

Colleen Coover / YP FIC TOBIN
Bandette: Presto
Paul Tobin and The world's greatest thief is a costumed teen burglar in swinging Paris by the nome d'arte of Bandette! Gleefully plying her skills on either side of the law, Bandette is a thorn in the sides of both police inspector Belgique and the criminal underworld.

Adrienne Maria Vrettos / YP FIC VRETTOS
The Exile of Gigi Lane
Returning for her senior year at an exclusive private school and poised to become the new "Master of the Universe," a teenaged girl falls from social glory and must scrabble her way back to the top using strategic effort and the help of her best friend.

Meredith Zeitlin / YP FIC ZEITLIN
Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters
Smart, occasionally insecure, and ambitious Brooklyn 14-year-old Kelsey Finkelstein embarks on her freshman year of high school in Manhattan with the intention of rebranding herself, but unfortunately everything she tries to do is a total disaster.