Yes. The day we have all been waiting for has finally made its way to us and we can now get those practical jokes out of our systems that are only allowed (officially) one day a year. As much as we love jokes, the Teen Press Corps loves books more. So we have put together a list of books that are perfect for April Fool’s Day and any other day when you just need a good ol’ laugh!
Throne of Glass by Sara J. Maas
I’ve found that some of the funniest books are dystopian and fantasy! The Throne of Glass series is absolutely hilarious. The main character Celaena Sardothien is super sassy and her personality is incredibly relatable. I love her!!
Noggin by John Corey Whaley
This book made me laugh out loud so much! Everyone probably thought I was a crazy lady because I was sitting on the plane reading it and I couldn’t stop laughing. Travis got leukemia and right before he died they basically beheaded him. Now five years later Travis woke up with a new body and pretty much a new life. He got a second chance. I have never read about someone being beheaded and stuck on to a new body. But somehow he totally makes it work and makes you laugh in the process. I definitely enjoyed this book a lot and I loved how it made me laugh.
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
In three words: light, funny, and relatable. I enjoyed reading Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt much more than I was expecting I would. I picked it up, expecting a mushy, lovey teen romance book, but instead what I got was a book filled with humor, sarcastic and witty comebacks, and quite a few plot twists. Mallory, the main character, has just experienced her first breakup, and she decides she wants nothing more to do with technology and the modern world. Mallory is going completely vintage. She finds an old list of her grandmother’s – from 1962 – and decides to accomplish every thing on the list before homecoming. Including sewing her own dress. Many times I found myself rolling on the floor with laughter; it’s one of the best teen reads I’ve read in a while!
The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
Nina Harrison became a vampire in 1973, when she was fifteen, and she hasn’t aged a day since then. But she hasn’t had any fun, either. She still lives with her mum, and the highlight of her sickly, couch-bound life is probably her Tuesday night group meeting – really a lecture – which she spends with a miserable bunch of fellow sufferers. But when one of their own dies mysteriously the rag-tag group go on a mission to find his killer. This book is ridiculously hilarious. Like laughing aloud, tears in your eyes, stomach hurting hilarious. The main characters are a rag-tag bunch of reformed vampires that have trouble even leaving the house. They’re all pretty sick and not at all as beautiful and charismatic as their Twilight counterparts are. Nina is an introverted, sarcastic, and witty teenager who always has a one-liner or remark up her sleeve and delivers them with ease.
Right of Way by Lauren Barnholdt
The road trip! Gah, I love road trip books so much. This one isn’t quite as “road-trippy” as Two-Way Street, but it still definitely has some hilarious scenes that I really enjoyed reading. The dog (!) . . . oh gosh. Lauren Barnholdt does an amazing job of building scenes with tension and then fusing it with something like a dog. Read this!