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So Funny, Though

A list of great humor and comedic teen reads curated by MPL Librarians

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Becky
Albertalli
Balzer & Bray
2015

Simon has an amazing family, great friends, and a secret burgeoning romance with "Blue," another closeted gay boy at his school. Can he come out to his friends and family while remaining true to himself? Can he find the great love he's dreamed of? Who IS Blue???

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Maurene
Goo
FSG
2018

Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate (and nemesis) Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined.

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Mackenzi
Lee
HarperCollins
2017

A European Tour. A chaperone they can't shake. A family mystery. PIRATES.

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Amy
Spalding
Little, Brown and Co.
2015

Sneak out. Make out. Rock out. Riley and Reid decide now is the time to go after what they want and the crushes they have.

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Stephanie
Tromly
Penguin
2015

When Digby first shows up on her doorstep, Zoe Webster is not impressed. He's rude, he's smart, and he doesn't take 'no' for an answer. But before she knows it, Digby has dragged her into a series of hilarious and dangerous situations all related to an investigation into the kidnapping of a girl from their high school. A kidnapping that may be connected to the tragic disappearance of his own sister eight years ago.A mystery where catching the crook isn't the only hook.A romance where the leading man is decidedly unromantic.A story about friendship where they aren't even sure they like each other. (GoogleBooks)

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Andrew
Smith
Simon & Schuster
2013

Ryan Dean West is 14, a rugby player, and junior at his mountain boarding school. He's also in love with his best friend Annie, who still sees him as a little boy. With the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications and even find some happiness along the way. (GoodReads)

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Courtney
Stevens
HarperCollins
2017

Billie McCaffrey and her best friends attend a church lock-in and end up accidentally burning a barn down. They are determined to restore their reputations and save their town's favorite festival-- all while coming to terms with their feelings for each other.

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Phoebe
Robinson
Plume
2016

Being a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: she's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of “the black friend,” as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel (“isn’t that...white people music?”); she's been called “uppity” for having an opinion in the workplace; she's been followed around stores by security guards; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. the. time. Now, she's ready to take these topics to the page—and she’s going to make you laugh as she’s doing it. (GoogleBooks)

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Aziz
Ansari
Penguin
2015

Who doesn't want Tom Haverford of Pawnee's advice and hot takes on the contemporary dating scene? Using psychology, anecdotes, and hilarity, Aziz dissects why it seems so hard to find love in modern times.

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Molly
Booth
Hyperion
2018

One last summer as counselors at Camp Dogberry, and Bea, Ben, Hana, Claudia, and the gang are determined to make it the Best Summer Ever. Improv games, camp traditions, and the ever-turning gossip mill make this adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing laugh out loud funny.