Sometimes you just need a book that will make you laugh.
These three YA titles will do the trick.
Authors: John Green, Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson
One Sentence Summary: A sudden heavy snowstorm causes three different people to meet out in the drift with hilarious, and romantic, consequences.
Where I found the book: Gov. Volpe Library, Wakefield Memorial High School
What makes it great: This book is by three powerhouse YA authors. Each other writes a section of the novel and it gives you a taste of their writing style and their comedic skills. While there is romance, it isn’t mushy if you fear sentimentalism.
Title: My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, & Fenway Park
Author: Steve Kluger
One Sentence Summary: Best friends TC (a Red Sox fanatic) and Augie (a fiend for musicals) both fall in love (with different people) and live to tell the tale in this hilarious book set in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Where I found the book: Boston Public Library - Jamaica Plain
What makes it great: The novel has a hilarious tone which alternates as you move from Augies to TC’s perspective. TC loves baseball and Fenway park- Red Sox fans will certainly connect with his fanaticism. Angie loves musical theatre, and theatre buffs will be sent reeling while keeping up with his fast paced references and sharp wit.
Author: Kody Keplinger
One Sentence Summary: When everything in Bianca’s life seems to be going down the drain she sees nothing wrong with distracting herself with the gorgeous Wesley- even if he does call her the DUFF.
Where I found the book: Boston Public Library - eBook
What makes it great: Even though Bianca is going through difficult times, and she isn’t handling her emotions in the smartest way, her humor and her general kind-heartedness will make you love her voice. She isn't afraid to tell it how it is. The book rather delicately balances family problems, issues with maintaining friendships and healthy relationships, as well as her in-your-face take on life in a way that will keep readers captivated.