Yes, high school can make you cry, but reveling in the hilarious hijinks of the these fictional high school stories will have you crying tears of laughter.
Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford
This laugh-out-loud novel chronicles freshman Will Carter’s journey through high school.
Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs
A modern day comedic odyssey set in high school. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Phoebe Castro must move to the Aegean island of Serfopoula to start her senior year at Plato Academy, a school that is filled with the descendants of Greek gods, but also - just like typical American high schools - cliques, bullies, friendships, and romance.
Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have: A Novel by Allen Zadoff
Andrew Zansky’s life was pretty predictable and mundane. He’d hang with the model UN crowd, avoid gym class, and eat non-stop. However, after making the high school varsity football team, things quickly change. This light-hearted book chronicles Andrew's journey to self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Absolutely, Positively Not by David LaRochelle
A humorous account of how 16-year-old Steven DeNarski confronts and accepts his sexual orientation.
Spanking Shakespeare by Jake Wizner
Shakespeare Shapiro writes a brilliant memoir of his embarrassing life, including every last mortifying detail, for his mandatory senior project.
Call the Shots by Don Calame
The third and final book in the Call the Shots series. Coop schemes up a plan to make a low-budget horror film with his two best friends, Matt and Sean.
Awkward by Marni Bates
Mackenzie's life takes an unexpected yet positive turn when an embarrassing video starring herself goes viral.
Swim the Fly by Don Calame
Three 15-year-old boys make a pact to see a naked girl before the summer is over and in the process find themselves in situations leading to increasing trouble and humiliation.
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk
Those who prefer their heroes to be not-so-usual and with a side of wiseguy will gobble up this witty, geeks-rule debut.
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Sixteen-year-old Cameron finds out that he is terminally ill with mad cow disease and does not have long to live. After a conversation with an angel, he sets off on a quest to save the universe and obtain a cure for himself.
The Edumacation of Jay Baker by Jay Clark
Jay is a freshman. Jay is in love with two girls. Jay's bowels are irritable. And his family is doing a pretty good job of imploding. His mortal enemy has it in for him and girls seem practically impossible to understand. Between the freshman class presidential election disaster and wondering who the heck his parents even are anymore, simply surviving freshman year may be too much to ask at this point.
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn
Strangers Dash and Lily, both sixteen, become acquainted through their writings. Dash comes across Lily's red notebook containing clues that kick off a scavenger hunt adventure, and, one dare after another, they get closer to meeting face to face.
Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal by Chris Colfer
Outcast high school senior Carson Phillips blackmails the most popular students in his school into contributing to his literary journal to bolster his college application.
The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney
The departure of a large number of male students leaves Julius P. Heil High in a state of imbalance -- not enough boys to go around. The remaining boys find themselves with girl appeal that they've never had before.
Fat Vampire by Rex Adam
Attacked by a desperate vampire, Doug Lee he finds himself cursed with being fat and fifteen forever. Then he meets the new Indian exchange student and falls for her. Hard.
Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto by Eric Luper
Heartbroken and disillusioned on love, Seth decides that love sucks. He chronicles his journey and his thoughts on love in his podcast, titled "The Love Manifesto."
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
A hysterical confessional from Gary, a teen narrator, who won't be able to convince readers he's as unlikable as he wants them to believe. He chronicles his senior year, in which his mother guilt-trips him into hanging out with Rachel, who has acute myelogenous leukemia.
There is No Dog by Meg Rosoff
Chronicles life on earth with God as a teenage boy.