Pranks, lighthearted jokes and a little ha ha: Yep, April Fools' Day is around the corner. Even if you're not a prankster, who isn't down for a few laughs on April 1? Here are some funny books for teens to get you LOL'ing.
Munmun by Jesse Andrews tells the story of an alternate reality world where a person’s physical size is proportional to their wealth. The poorest of the poor are the size of rats, and billionaires are the size of skyscrapers. Warner and his sister, Prayer, are at the bottom of the food chain. Poor, destitute and little, they're in mortal danger. Filled with stark satire, this clever book will make you think—and laugh.
Meet Jane Eyre: Orphaned and considered plain, she communicates with ghosts, and the Society for the Relocation of Wayward Spirits want to employ her. Meet Charlotte Brontë: Best friends with Jane, she loves to write and wishes she could see ghosts and work for the Society for the Relocation of Wayward Spirits. Jane want to be a governess and find love, while Charlotte wants to have adventures and capture ghosts (OK, and find romance). My Plain Jane is a hilarious mash-up of Jane Eyre, Ghostbusters and Scooby-Doo, full of rip-roaring laughs, supernatural mishaps and lots of romance.
In Nice Try, Jane Sinner, a sarcastic teen struggling with depression gets expelled from high school and enrolls in community college to finish the credits she needs to graduate. Jane joins a reality show run by a fellow student and is challenged to leave her comfort zone, living with people she doesn't know in a house filled with cameras watching her every move and facing many uncomfortable situations. Luckily, her snarky and dry humor help to push her forward.