The Funny Side of Life


F BRA Bradley, Alex. 24 girls in 7 days. New York: Dutton, 2005.
Jack's a senior and the prom is quickly approaching. His love life is non-existant and he just was accepted/refused by a girl for the prom. Now it is only 7 days away and his friends post a personal add on the school newspaper's website and suddenly, he has so many girls responding, he is shocked. Now he has to schedule 24 dates in 7 days to select a girl for his prom date. (Do the math!)

F KOR Korman, Gordon. Son of the Mob. New York : Hyperion, 2002.
Seventeen-year-old Vince's life is constantly complicated by the fact that he is the son of a powerful Mafia boss, a relationship that threatens to destroy his romance with the daughter of an FBI agent. Very funny look at how parents can really mess up your life.

F KOR Korman, Gordon. Son of the Mob: Hollywood Hustle. New York : Hyperion, 2004.
Eighteen-year-old Vince Luca, son of mob boss Anthony Luca, goes away to college in southern California hoping to escape his past, but soon his brother and a series of "uncles" appear at his dorm, and before long he is caught up in criminal activity once again.

F PAU Paulsen, Gary. Harris and Me. New York : Harcourt, Inc., 2007.
Sent to live with relatives on their farm because of his unhappy home life, an eleven-year-old city boy meets his distant cousin Harris and is given an introduction to a whole new world.

F PEC Peck, Richard. The Teacher's Funeral. New York: Dial, 2004.
It's 1904 and the time of one room school houses. Russell HATES school, but is forced to go, so his joy knows no bounds when Miss Arbuckle, the current teacher dies in August. He's hoping against all hopes that school will be cancelled for the year. Life doesn't quite work out the way he hoped as his sister is appointed the new teacher. There follows an hilarious series of misadventures, with fires in the outhouse, snakes, and even a little competitve romance.