Sunday, April 03, 2016

Ten very funny Young Adult books

Jesse Andrews is the author the novels Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl and The Haters. At the B&N Teen blog he tagged ten funny YA books including:
Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here, by Anna Breslaw

Scarlett writes fan fiction, and this book (publishing in April, like mine) toggles with great wit and warmth between the turbulent romances in her writing and those in her real life. Breslaw is also a master of the digressive sentence that, if it catches you at the right time, will make you snort audibly on a bus or something, e.g., this one: “For a second I felt like Al Pacino in that scene in The Godfather where he shoots all those guys in that restaurant and then he flees to Sicily and marries that girl who doesn’t speak his language but has really nice breasts and then she gets blown up in a car.”
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue