Books About Funny Misfit Teens

Virtually all teens go through a period where they feel like they just don't fit in. That's what makes the main characters in these novels and memoirs so relatable -- they're misfits, too (or at least they think they are!). And they're funny, too -- always a plus. For more teen stories, see our Coming-of-Age Books and Teen Romance Novels lists.

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Sex Kittens and Horn Dawgs Fall in Love Book Poster Image
Terrible title masks terrific book for teens.
By Maryrose Wood
(2006)
(2006)
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Sophomores and Other Oxymorons Book Poster Image
Funny, charming look at ups and downs of boy's second year.
By David Lubar
(2015)
(2015)
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The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin Book Poster Image
Funny, overweight, deaf -- the new kid is an unlikely hero.
By Josh Berk
(2010)
(2010)
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Ghostgirl Book Poster Image
Darkly funny book is full of Goth-chic style.
By Tonya Hurley
(2008)
(2008)
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Thieving Weasels Book Poster Image
Dark, funny tale of teen trying to flee his criminal family.
By Billy Taylor
(2016)
(2016)
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We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story Book Poster Image
Funny memoir of a boy trying to get his first girlfriend.
By Josh Sundquist
(2014)
(2014)
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When Dimple Met Rishi Book Poster Image
Opposites begin to attract in sweet arranged-union tale.
By Sandhya Menon
(2017)
(2017)
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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book Poster Image
Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
(2007)
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An Abundance of Katherines Book Poster Image
Comic slacker-geek lit is fun for the right teen.
By John Green
(2006)
(2006)
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Dumplin' Book Poster Image
Smart, funny, plus-size coming-of-age story.
By Julie Murphy
(2015)
(2015)
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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue Book Poster Image
Funny, exciting escapades of bisexual English teen in 1700s.
By Mackenzi Lee
(2017)
(2017)
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Book Poster Image
Tale of dying teen is full of embarrassing comic moments.
By Jesse Andrews
(2012)
(2012)
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Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves: One Butt Cheek at a Time Book Poster Image
Hilarious high school angst with frank sex talk.
By Amber Kizer
(2008)
(2007)
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Going Bovine Book Poster Image
Edgy, quirky road trip fantasy skewers reality TV and more.
By Libba Bray
(2009)
(2009)
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I Love You, Beth Cooper Book Poster Image
Witty, raunchy novel spiked with geeky humor.
By Larry Doyle
(2009)
(2009)
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King Dork Book Poster Image
Dark, funny coming-of-age with lots of mature content.
By Frank Portman
(2006)
(2006)
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Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal Book Poster Image
Brilliantly funny, insightful, dark high school tragicomedy.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
(2012)
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