Posted on Friday, April 12, 2013 by Lolo_Librarian
April is National Humor Month, and who likes to LOL (laugh out loud) more than teenagers?? Even as an adult, there is nothing I like more than a hilarious book or movie... and we have lots to choose from at the Santa Clara County Libraries. Check out some of these recommendations for teens:
Vince Luca is just like any other high school guy. His best friend, Alex, is trying to score vicariously thorugh him; his brother is a giant pain; and his father keeps bugging him to get motivated. There is just one thing that really sets him apart from other kids - his father happens to be the head of a powerful crime organization.
There is one thing Steven knows for sure: He's absolutely, positively NOT gay. Steven sets out to get in touch with his inner he-man with Healthy Heterosexual Strategies such as "Start Hanging Out with the Guys," and "Begin Intensive Dating." But are Steven's tactics going to straighten him out, or get him all twisted up?
Josie loves hottie Ethan Lancaster, the captain of the basketball team, but she never can do or say the right thing in front of him. So how can it be fair that Ethan is only interested in her best friend, Cami, when Cami isn't even trying for his affection? Or is she?
While novelists have written countless stories about adolescent angst and midlife malaise, few have touched on the vagaries of species identity crisis. But that is the comic premise of Payne's (Youth in Revolt) new novel, which follows the adventures of a group of lab test pigeons (Group C).
It doesn't take long for Cody Elliot to realize that his new high school is a little different. The other students are supernaturally strong, don't like the sunlight, and are always placing orders at the local blood bank. When his new friend shows him his fangs, Cody doesn't need any more clues - these kids are vampires!
Hey, did you hear the one about the man who dropped a lit cigarette into the toilet with some gasoline-soaked rags? Of course you did, it happened to your gym teacher's cousin. Or was it your cousin's gym teacher? Read about this and other hilarious "urban legends."
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