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Favourite funny books (teens)

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Warning: these books will make you laugh, snort, giggle, titter, chuckle and chortle.

Some of the funniest books around are teen's books, so you're in for a treat with these favourites below. Be careful, though - there's a danger of actual tears and serious stomach-hurt from doubling-over with laughter. Don't say we didn't warn you!

  • Henry Tumour

    Author: Anthony McGowan

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Henry Tumour

    Author: Anthony McGowan

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 9+

    Henry Tumour is certainly a memorable book: it's funny, shocking, and thought-provoking, too. Just be warned that the language is …

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  • Bookshop Girl

    Author: Chloe Coles

    Interest level: 13-17

    Reading age: 11+

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  • Bookshop Girl

    Author: Chloe Coles

    Interest level: 13-17

    Reading age: 11+

    Peggy has a mere four weeks to save Greysworth’s only bookshop from demolition. A funny, accessible and absorbing first novel…

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  • Big Bones

    Author: Laura Dockrill

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Big Bones

    Author: Laura Dockrill

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

    Big Bones is a truly refreshing read, and Bluebelle is a wonderful, honest and utterly hilarious narrator to fall in love wit…

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  • Noggin

    Author: John Corey Whaley

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Noggin

    Author: John Corey Whaley

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 9+

    Sixteen-year-old Travis died from leukaemia five years ago. But he's alive again (and still sixteen) as the result of pioneering t…

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  • Lou Out of Luck

    Author: Nat Luurtsema

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Lou Out of Luck

    Author: Nat Luurtsema

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 10+

    Lou’s life is not going to plan, but maybe she can rescue the situation with a little help from her performance club and a second-…

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  • The Princess Diaries

    Author: Meg Cabot

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 11+

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  • The Princess Diaries

    Author: Meg Cabot

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 11+

    Mia hides her real feelings as she takes care of her disastrously disorganised mother, until her absent father drops a bombshell: …

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  • Sag Harbor

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    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 14+

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  • Sag Harbor

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    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 14+

    Sag Harbor is a warm and funny piece of literary comedy that is laidback like the summer it depicts and staunchly proud of its ide…

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  • Moose Baby

    Author: Meg Rosoff

    Interest level: 16+

    Reading age: 14+

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  • Moose Baby

    Author: Meg Rosoff

    Interest level: 16+

    Reading age: 14+

    Having a baby at 17 is hard. It's even harder if that baby turns out to be a moose. This utterly hilarious short novel highlights …

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  • Ostrich Boys

    Author: Keith Gray

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 11+

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  • Ostrich Boys

    Author: Keith Gray

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 11+

    When teenager Ross Fell is killed, his closest friends are horrified by the sham and hypocrisy of his funeral.

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  • Dodger

    Author: Terry Pratchett

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 14+

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  • Dodger

    Author: Terry Pratchett

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 14+

    Terry Pratchett once again proves himself a master storyteller in this tribute to one of Charles Dickens' best-known characters, t…

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  • Super Awkward

    Author: Beth Garrod

    Interest level: 13-17

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Super Awkward

    Author: Beth Garrod

    Interest level: 13-17

    Reading age: 10+

    Bella's life is a bit like a rollercoaster ride - with highs and lows, comedy and trauma. But they say life is what you make it so…

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  • Submarine

    Author: Joe Dunthorne

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 13+

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  • Submarine

    Author: Joe Dunthorne

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 13+

    Meet Oliver Tate, 15. Convinced that his father is depressed ('Depression comes in bouts. Like boxing. Dad is in the blue corner')…

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  • I See You Baby

    Author: Kevin Brooks

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • I See You Baby

    Author: Kevin Brooks

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 7+

    This is an engaging and funny short story by two brilliant writers for young people. It is also dyslexia friendly.

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  • Boys Don't Knit

    Author: T S Easton

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

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  • Boys Don't Knit

    Author: T S Easton

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

    'I'm aware that keeping a diary is considered part of the female domain, but in my life, with the family and friends I'm stuck wit…

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  • The Radleys

    Author: Matt Haig

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • The Radleys

    Author: Matt Haig

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 12+

    Matt Haig takes an original and witty approach to the supernatural genre in this quirky young adult novel about the Radleys: absta…

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  • Bollywood Babes

    Author: Narinder Dhami

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 11+

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  • Bollywood Babes

    Author: Narinder Dhami

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 11+

    Geena, Amber and Jazz - the Bindi girls - are back! Amber is still keen to further the romance between Auntie and handsome teacher…

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  • The Savages

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    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • The Savages

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    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 12+

    The Savages seem like a perfectly ordinary family - but they have a dark and unusual secret to hide.

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  • The Shepherd's Crown

    Author: Terry Pratchett

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

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  • The Shepherd's Crown

    Author: Terry Pratchett

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

    The final Terry Pratchett novel shows there is something menacing in the air, change is coming and the veil between worlds is dang…

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