What are the best young adult romantic comedy books?

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    #1Just One Wish

    Just One Wish

    Janette Rallison's Just One Wish is a tearjerker as it is funny. The young adult novel about a girl and her cancer-struck little brother was published by Putnam Juvenile on March 5th 2009.

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    Lee Lu
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "I like the story line about a sister helping her sick little brother. This book is more for a juvenile reader."
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    #2The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend

    The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
    The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend, is a New York Times Bestselling romantic novel by Kody Keplinger. The novel-turned-movie was published by Poppy on September 7th, 2010.
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    Liliana Orozco
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn't think she's the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her "the Duff," she throws her Coke in his face. But things aren't so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him. Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn't such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she's falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone. And eventually, through this realization, Bianca begins to see how harmful her unhealthy way of dealing with her problems has been, and finds a way to confront them head on. "
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    #3All-American Girl

    All-American Girl

    All-American Girl, a romantic-comedy novel from the genius behind The Princess Diaries, reached number one on the New York Times best-seller list for children's books in 2002. The young adult novel was 1st published by HarperTrophy on June 7th, 2002. 

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    Stephanie Ward
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I enjoyed this, especially since I also loved The Princess Diaries. This is a fun book for any tween, teen, or adult girl in her early 20's. You never get tired of these kinds of books. They are fun, light, and always have a positive message. "
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    #4Anna and the French Kiss

    Anna and the French Kiss

    Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins tells the story of Anna, a high school student in Atlanta who is about to embark on her senior year. She has a great best friend, a cool job, and a budding romance when suddenly her father sends her to boarding school in Paris, where she meets Étienne. He is almost perfect but taken... What will happen? Will she find love in Paris and have a true French kiss, or will she go back to her Atlanta sweetheart? 

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    Rachel Crawford
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Anna is excited for her senior year in Atlanta as she has a good job, a best friend, and a crush that is about to be more. She is devastated when father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris. That is until she meets Etienne. "
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    #5Oh. My. Gods.

    Oh. My. Gods.

    Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs is a young adult fantasy fiction novel published in 2008. This book follows the story of Phoebe who discovered that her school is filled with family and relatives of the Greek gods and goddesses lineage.

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    Lin Hao
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I like romantic comedy books so I decided to read Oh. My. Gods. It's not very good. Honestly it's really cheesy and really doesn't keep my attention. There's nothing in it that surprises me when reading it. It doesn't even feel very well written. It reads more like something written by a junior high kid. I hate it."
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    #6My Double Life

    My Double Life

    My Double Life is a retelling of the classic Prince and the Pauper in the form of a young adult romantic comedy novel by Janette Rallison. The novel was first published on May 8th, 2010 by Putnam Juvenile. 

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    George Greene
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "A classic story romance adopted for young adults."
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    #7My Fair Godmother

    My Fair Godmother

    Finding your one true love can be a Grimm experience!

    After her boyfriend dumps her for her older sister, sophomore Savannah Delano wishes she could find a true prince to take her to the prom. Enter Chrissy (Chrysanthemum) Everstar: Savannah's gum-chewing, cell phone–carrying, high heel-wearing Fair Godmother. Showing why she's only Fair―because she's not a very good fairy student―Chrissy mistakenly sends Savannah back in time to the Middle Ages, first as Cinderella, then as Snow White. Finally she sends Tristan, a boy in Savannah's class, back instead to turn him into her prom-worthy prince. When Savannah returns to the Middle Ages to save Tristan, they must team up to defeat a troll, a dragon, and the mysterious and undeniably sexy Black Knight. Laughs abound in this clever fairy tale twist from a master of romantic comedy.

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    Gao Wei
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "My daughter loved this book, so of course I thought I better check it out, being the responsible parent and all. Turns out it is a fun read in the fantasy romance genre. I enjoyed it too. "
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    #8Goddess Boot Camp (Oh. My. Gods.)

    Goddess Boot Camp (Oh. My. Gods.)
    Goddess Boot Camp is the second romantic-comedy novel from Tera Lynn Childs'  series for young adults Oh. My. Gods. It was published by Dutton Books for Young Readers on July 11th, 2009. 
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    Henry Reynolds
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Comedies are my all time favourites. But if you like to laugh out loud and even feel the romance at times, this is the real deal book. I find it quite interesting and a very good pass of free time."
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    #9Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    Ready or not is the sequel to Meg Cabot's New York Times Bestseller, All-American Girl. The romantic novel for young adults was published by HarperCollins Publishers on August 1st, 2005. 

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    Willie Rios
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Ready Or Not is a great sequel for Meg Cabot's All- American Girl. It works great paired with, but we still can't forget about his other sequel Teen Idol."
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    #10My Unfair Godmother (My Fair Godmother Series)

    My Unfair Godmother (My Fair Godmother Series)

    My Unfair Godmother is the second novel from Janette Rallison's young adult fiction series My Fair Godmother. It was published by Walker Books for Young Readers on April 12th, 2011. 

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    Samantha Reynolds
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "Magic is most of the time everything we need to feel. In this book the characters are very well described on their feelings towards magic. It is a very wonderful story."
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    #11Teen Idol

    Teen Idol

    Teen Idol is a romantic story for pre-teens and young adults written by Meg Cabot. It was originally published in 2005. It is about a normal teen girl who discovered and kept the secret of a Hollywood teen star.

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    Navya Vyas
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Tenn Idol is a fun book, especially for teenage girls. While the premise is a little fantastical, it is rooted in the dreams all of us have to be seen and recognized for our talent. The protagonist is super relatable and there's a lot of humor stemming from her ideas, the situation, and others' responses. A welcoming and accessible coming of age tale with a skewed and silly perspective!"
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    #12Epic Fail

    Epic Fail

    Epic Fail is a young adult contemporary romance novel written by Claire LaZebnik. It narrates the love story between the son of a Hollywood celebrity and the daughter of a school principal. This was originally published in 2011.

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    Virginia Payne
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I found this book thoroughly enjoyable. The characters were likeable and not the same stereotypical characters typically found in romance novels. And I really appreciated the humor in this book. I like that I was really able to connect with the characters, root for them, and laugh along the way."
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    #13Falling for the Ghost of You

    Falling for the Ghost of You

    Falling for the Ghost of You is a young adult contemporary romance novel written by Nicole Christie. This young adult contemporary romance novel was published on October 28, 2012.

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    Billy Mendez
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is a genuinely funny book. Sometime the stuff that is written for young adults you can really tell that they just mailed it in because no one will notice. This is not the case for this book. From the start it is gripping and intelligent. Would recommend for sure."
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    #14The Secret of a Heart Note

    The Secret of a Heart Note

    The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacet Lee is a young adult fiction and romance novel originally published in December 2016. This book tells the story of a teen girl and her extremely accurate sense of smell.

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    Karen Riley
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "A lovely read, just wonderful. I loved just about every bit of it. The idea of using fragrances as magic is an incredible detail. Love witches rule! The struggle Mim has with being a good friend and upholding the family traditions is so real. I also appreciated that almost all of the main characters are strong women. Just awesome."
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    #15Meet Cute

    Meet Cute
    Meet Cute by is a young adult romance book written by Jennifer Armentrout, Sara Shepard, Katharine McGee, and others. This young adult book contains a compilation of short stories of romantic and heartbreaking narratives.
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    Willie Young
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I enjoy romance novels. I wanted to make sure I could introduce the genre to my young daughter in a healthy way that isn't risque in the least. Meet Cute fit the bill nicely. I read the book first and thoroughly enjoyed and so did my daughter!"
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    #16The Big Over Easy

    The Big Over Easy

    The Big Over Easy is the first book in the funny series Nursery Crime written by Jasper Fforde which centers on Detective Jack Spratt who is called to investigate the death of Humpty Dumpty.

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    Johnny Gordon
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "If you love a good, funny, young adult, romantic book you will love The Big Over Easy. It will keep you entertained the whole way through and you will not want to put the book down. It is humorous and entertaining."
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    #17The Secret Life of a Witch (The Mystic Willow Bay)

    The Secret Life of a Witch (The Mystic Willow Bay)
    The Secret Life of a Witch by Jessica Sorensen is a romance fiction novel originally published in December 2016. This is the first book in Sorensen's The Mystic Willoy Bay series. It follows the story of Evalee and her not-so witch secret.
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    Jordan Carter
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The Secret Life of a Witch was loved by my daughter. SHe giggled the whole way through it and I love that."
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    #18Next Time Lucky: Lessons of a Matchmaker

    Next Time Lucky: Lessons of a Matchmaker
    Next Time Lucky: Lessons of a Matchmaker is a nonfiction and cyber romance book written by Siggy Buckley. It tells a story of a professional matchmaker, Cherie, and her quest for finding Mr. Right for herself.


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    #19Legally Blonde

    Legally Blonde

    Legally Blonde is a humorous fiction novel written by Amanda Brown. This book was published in June 2001 by the AuthorHouse. It has a film adaptation directed by Robert Luketic featuring the character of Elle Woods played by Reese Witherspoon.

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    #20A Taxonomy of Love

    A Taxonomy of Love
    A Taxonomy of Love by Rachel Allen is a young adult fiction novel originally published in Janury 2018. This book tells the story of a young love at first sight of Spencer and Hope - two gradeschoolers who immediately created a special bond.
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    Lauren Gray
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Usually me and my daughter will read a book a month together. This month we were looking for romantic comedy books to read and she suggested A Taxonomy of Love. I tried to give it a bit of a chance but I did not like it even though I finished the book."

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Best What are the best young adult romantic comedy books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Just One WishBooks 44 Paid
2The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat FriendBooks 40 Paid
3All-American GirlBooks 37 Paid
4Anna and the French KissBooks 36 Paid
5Oh. My. Gods.Books 32 Paid
6My Double LifeBooks 30 Paid
7My Fair GodmotherBooks 29 Paid
8Goddess Boot Camp (Oh. My. Gods.)Books 26 Paid
9Ready or NotBooks 23 Paid
10My Unfair Godmother (My Fair Godmother Series)Books 22 Paid
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