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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

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  • Henry Tumour

    Author: Anthony McGowan

    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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  • Big Bones

    Author: Laura Dockrill

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  • Big Bones

    Author: Laura Dockrill

    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

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  • Noggin

    Author: John Corey Whaley

    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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  • Moose Baby

    Author: Meg Rosoff

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  • Moose Baby

    Author: Meg Rosoff

    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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  • Dodger

    Author: Terry Pratchett

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  • Dodger

    Author: Terry Pratchett

    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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  • Submarine

    Author: Joe Dunthorne

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  • Submarine

    Author: Joe Dunthorne

    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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  • The Radleys

    Author: Matt Haig

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  • The Radleys

    Author: Matt Haig

    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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