I don’t tend to seek out humorous books, I’m more of a dragons, demons and vampires kinda gal, so my laugh out loud moments normally come from unexpected places. I had to think about this question for a bit to come up with my answers, but when I did it was a light bulb moment of epic proportions! How could I have almost forgotten these two wonderful series?!
My first, probably quite popular choice is the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series by Louise Rennison. All you have to do is look at the titles of these novels and know you’re in for some crazy fun.
These books are sure to get a laugh out of anyone, and when I say laugh, I mean giggling, snorting and enthusiastic chuckling until your stomach hurts too much from the hilarity of it all. 😀
This ten book series follows Georgia Nicolson through the trials and tribulations of being a teenager, from embarrassing parents to awkward dating moments. Georgia is bubbly, flamboyant and ultimately shallow and because of this she is always getting into bizarre and laughable situations, whether it’s falling over in public places or gluing her eyes together with her fake eyelashes. Basically think of the most mortifying situation you could ever imagine happening in a public place and then times it by ten, that’s around where you’ll find Georgia, clinging to her sense of humour to get her through the shame.
One of the things I loved about this series was the number of fun phrases the characters come out with: Boy entrancers, aggers, sophisticosity, wisdomosity, nunga nungas and many more. She is also wonderfully over British which is funny in itself, adding a certain charm. 🙂
I wasn’t really expecting to like these books much when I picked them up. They looked quite shallow and overly girly and I’m not really like that, but I soon got swept up in Georgia’s comic life. This is a definite must read for any teen!
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The second series that made me laugh out loud was the Airhead Trilogy by Meg Cabot. Again this series turned out the be a pleasant surprise, it was lent to me by the same friend that allowed me to borrow the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series and without her help, I probably wouldn’t have bothered with this trilogy. Thank the book Gods for friends with great taste. 😛
Em Watts is a teen with an average life. She enjoys her tomboy lifestyle, baggy clothes, video games and most importantly making fun of all things fashion and overly girly. But then she gets into a freak accident at a mall and wakes up in the body of someone else, a supermodel.
Now Em has to endure photo shoots, catwalks, public appearances and hours of primping. Most importantly, she has to figure how to get back into her own body!
This series was so awesome and funny, although I think your enjoyment of it would depend on what kind of teen you were/are. If you were very into all things girly and dreamed of being famous you might find Em’s thoughts and this series a little baffling, because how could waking up as a beautiful supermodel be a bad thing? I as a teen however, was a bit of a tomboy. I wasn’t an extreme one because I liked girly stuff too, but I played a lot of sports in my free time, rock climbing, biking etc. and I refused to let anyone come near me with pink or anything resembling a skirt. For this reason I could identify with where Em was coming from and found her attempts at modeling hilarious. Going from baggy oversized tops and jeans to prancing around in a bikini and stilettos was a bit of a shock, and honestly I just loved watching her squirm!
These series are both worth checking out if you have the time and need a good chuckle or fancy an easy but entertaining read. 🙂
Which books make you laugh out loud? Have you read Rennison or Cabot?
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