Humor

Beauty Queens
Libba Bray

What happens when a group of teen beauty queens crash-land on a deserted island?

King Dork
Frank Portman

High school “loser” Tom Henderson discovers that The Catcher in the Rye may hold the clues to the many mysteries in his life.

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
Sherman Alexie

Determined to better his life, Junior leaves his troubled school on the reservation to attend an all-white high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

I Love You Beth Cooper
Larry Doyle

Denis Cooverman, captain of the debate team, experiences the most eventful night of his high school career when he decides to make his graduation speech a confession of love for Beth Cooper, head cheerleader.

Stargirl
Jerry Spinelli

When Stargirl begins classes at Mica High, her strange clothes, lunchtime ukulele serenades and random acts of kindness win her friends. Then some people start to wonder how much weirdness is just too weird.

The Boyfriend List
E. Lockhart

Ruby Oliver goes through some of the reasons for her recent panic attacks, including breaking up with her boyfriend, losing all her girlfriends, tensions between her parents, and more.

Flush
Carl Hiaasin

Noah's dad is sure that the owner of a casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor. He can't prove it though, and so he decides that sinking the boat will make an effective statement.

Wee Free Men 
Terry Pratchett

When her brother is kidnapped by the fairy queen, Tiffany goes on a rescue mission aided by the Wee Free Men, a band of short, blue, fairyland rejects.

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Becky Albertalli

Closeted Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity—and that of his pen pal—will be revealed.

Paper Towns
John Green

Quentin has a very boring high school life until the beautiful and exciting Margo takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.

Princess Diaries
Meg Cabot

Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European country, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Jesse Andrews

Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.

 

The Great American Whatever
Tim Federle

Quinn, who has an incredibly snarky voice and is an aspiring screenwriter, copes with his sister's death while his best friend forces him back out into the world to face his reality.