Funny books children and teens. Helen Oxenbury: 'I used to hide books from my children — I couldn't bear to read them again'. Published: 21 Dec
Some of the most talked-about, most beloved young adult novels talk about some of the more serious issues on growing up. John Green, Rainbow Rowell, and Sarah Dessen are some of the top YA authors that have made us all shed more than a few tears over the years. But within the giant YA bookshelves of novels focusing on break-ups, loss, illnesses, and the harsh realities that comes with being a teenager, there are also a few that focus on the more funny and absolutely embarrassing moments of growing up.
Don Calame is the author of Swim the Fly, a teen novel about three boys and their summertime goal: to see a girl naked. Don Calame is a former teacher and a Hollywood script-writer. Swim the Fly is his first novel and its sequel Beat the Band will be out in
I love winter, I do. I love watching the snow fall outside my window, and the holiday lights, and wearing scarves and comfy sweaters and drinking hot cider. The p.
My best friend, Hannah, is driving me insane. Oh, and my mom moved to Mexico to work on her novel. She said so.
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American Panda by Gloria Chao. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies. But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels?
Young adult fiction has become one of the most exciting genres to read — even for adults. We select the books sure to ignite the imaginations of the teen generation. We apologise in advance- side effects may include monosyllabic answers, mole-like hibernation and total lack of focus on anything else.