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Title: Funny YA (or Adult) - Madcap?
Post by: KeithM on November 30, 2016, 03:11 AM
I have a request for funny books for a 13- and 15-year-old--I maintained there are plenty! She's looking for really humorous books that aren't sarcastic humor, dark humor, cynical etc but something more comic, laugh-out-loud, maybe also absurd, lighthearted? So I thought I'd ask blueboards for sure. Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Funny YA - Madcap?
Post by: Kell on November 30, 2016, 06:59 AM
I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil fits the bill.

Romeo and What's Her Name by Shani Petroff is not out yet but that looks funny and light.
Title: Re: Funny YA - Madcap?
Post by: HDWestlund on November 30, 2016, 07:47 AM
I love Gail Carriger's ETIQUETTE AND ESPIONAGE series.

Also the ANGUS, THONGS, AND FULL FRONTAL SNOGGING series by Louise Rennison makes me snort tea out of my nose.
Title: Re: Funny YA - Madcap?
Post by: dewsanddamps on November 30, 2016, 07:58 AM
You might look at Kurt Dinan's DON'T GET CAUGHT. It came out in 2016 and is about a high school prank war.
Title: Re: Funny YA - Madcap?
Post by: dinalapomy101 on November 30, 2016, 06:15 PM
I recently read Jeff Strand's THE GREATEST ZOMBIE MOVIE EVER and it was just hilarious!
Title: Re: Funny YA (or Adult) - Madcap?
Post by: KeithM on December 02, 2016, 03:23 AM
This is great, thanks so much everyone. I was thinking maybe there are also books that are classed for adults too, like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, so totally if anyone can think of more books like that too I'd love to hear it. Meanwhile I'll send along these suggestions!
Title: Re: Funny YA (or Adult) - Madcap?
Post by: HDWestlund on December 02, 2016, 08:07 AM
Terry Pratchett is my recommendation for 10 and up readers who like fantasy and humor. He always makes me laugh out loud, but he has also given me some very useful ways of explaining the world. He really understands what makes people tick. Anyway, I'd start with either GUARDS, GUARDS; WITCHES ABROAD; REAPER MAN; or THE TRUTH. His YA/MG series starts with WEE FREE MEN.
Title: Re: Funny YA (or Adult) - Madcap?
Post by: Vijaya on December 05, 2016, 05:51 PM
One of my all time favorites (and my kids' too) is A Fine and Pleasant Misery by Patrick McManus.

Daniel Pinkwater is good too.
Title: Re: Funny YA (or Adult) - Madcap?
Post by: rab on December 05, 2016, 06:13 PM
Would P.G. Wodehouse be beyond her?
Title: Re: Funny YA (or Adult) - Madcap?
Post by: olmue on December 05, 2016, 06:25 PM
I definitely second the Terry Pratchett!
Title: Re: Funny YA (or Adult) - Madcap?
Post by: sarah_create on December 05, 2016, 11:21 PM
I was also thinking of P.G. Wodehouse.

A Pack of Lies by Geradine McCaughrean is also a delightful madcap book.