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22 Quirky, Awkward Books That Prove We’re All Weird

How many times a day do you experience an awkward moment? These narrators are quirky, clumsy, off-beat and most of all, easy to love.

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    Why Not Me? Book Cover Picture
    Why Not Me? Book Cover Picture

    Why Not Me?

    by Mindy Kaling

    Mindy’s self-deprecating writing is wildly hilarious, and her quirky behavior is highly relatable.
    Why Not Me? Book Cover Picture
    Why Not Me? Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    A Totally Awkward Love Story Book Cover Picture
    A Totally Awkward Love Story Book Cover Picture

    A Totally Awkward Love Story

    by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

    This book is described as Broad City meets Judy Blume. The ultimate combination.
    A Totally Awkward Love Story Book Cover Picture
    A Totally Awkward Love Story Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $9.99

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    Not That Kind of Girl Book Cover Picture
    Not That Kind of Girl Book Cover Picture

    Not That Kind of Girl

    by Lena Dunham

    Lena Dunham is the queen of awkward, weird, hilarious life conundrums with copious details and nuance.
    Not That Kind of Girl Book Cover Picture
    Not That Kind of Girl Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    Looking for Alaska Book Cover Picture
    Looking for Alaska Book Cover Picture

    Looking for Alaska

    by John Green

    The adorable and awkward Miles “Pudge” Halter is obsessed with famous last words, and most recently, a captivating girl named Alaska.
    Looking for Alaska Book Cover Picture
    Looking for Alaska Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $12.99

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    Me Before You (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture
    Me Before You (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture

    Me Before You (Movie Tie-In)

    by Jojo Moyes

    Louisa Clark is unique, offbeat, and totally lovable!
    Me Before You (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture
    Me Before You (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    The Girl on the Train (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture
    The Girl on the Train (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture

    The Girl on the Train (Movie Tie-In)

    by Paula Hawkins

    Clumsy and unreliable, Rachel is motivated to rise above her reputation and solve a mysterious crime.
    The Girl on the Train (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture
    The Girl on the Train (Movie Tie-In) Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club Book Cover Picture
    The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club Book Cover Picture

    The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club

    by Laurie Notaro

    If the title didn’t already speak volumes, you had us at horrific high school reunions and hangovers.
    The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club Book Cover Picture
    The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    The Princess Diaries, Volume I: The Princess Diaries Book Cover Picture
    The Princess Diaries, Volume I: The Princess Diaries Book Cover Picture

    The Princess Diaries, Volume I: The Princess Diaries

    by Meg Cabot

    Mia is the people’s princess–a total nerd whose life is interrupted by an all-too-familiar fantasy.
    The Princess Diaries, Volume I: The Princess Diaries Book Cover Picture
    The Princess Diaries, Volume I: The Princess Diaries Book Cover Picture

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    An Abundance of Katherines Book Cover Picture
    An Abundance of Katherines Book Cover Picture

    An Abundance of Katherines

    by John Green

    We won’t shy away from John Green on this list, as a fellow Nerd Fighter himself, he frequently makes unique protagonists star in his stories.
    An Abundance of Katherines Book Cover Picture
    An Abundance of Katherines Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $10.99

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    The Harm in Asking Book Cover Picture
    The Harm in Asking Book Cover Picture

    The Harm in Asking

    by Sara Barron

    Sara Barron may be clumsy but her comedy is sharp.
    The Harm in Asking Book Cover Picture
    The Harm in Asking Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $14.99

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    A Field Guide to Awkward Silences Book Cover Picture
    A Field Guide to Awkward Silences Book Cover Picture

    A Field Guide to Awkward Silences

    by Alexandra Petri

    Alexandra embraces awkwardness and that has us feeling extremely proud of our weirdness.
    A Field Guide to Awkward Silences Book Cover Picture
    A Field Guide to Awkward Silences Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $16.00

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    Bridget Jones's Diary Book Cover Picture
    Bridget Jones's Diary Book Cover Picture

    Bridget Jones’s Diary

    by Helen Fielding

    Bridget Jones is smart yet she always seems to get in her own way. She’s a clumsy, helpless, and totally adorable mess.
    Bridget Jones's Diary Book Cover Picture
    Bridget Jones's Diary Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    This Is Where I Leave You Book Cover Picture
    This Is Where I Leave You Book Cover Picture

    This Is Where I Leave You

    by Jonathan Tropper

    Everyone in this book is a strange bird, and that’s what makes them similar to most families.
    This Is Where I Leave You Book Cover Picture
    This Is Where I Leave You Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    Fangirl Book Cover Picture
    Fangirl Book Cover Picture

    Fangirl

    by Rainbow Rowell

    Anyone who writes fan fiction is a friend of ours.
    Fangirl Book Cover Picture
    Fangirl Book Cover Picture

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    Mr. Clumsy Book Cover Picture
    Mr. Clumsy Book Cover Picture

    Mr. Clumsy

    by Roger Hargreaves

    We’ll let this cute title and picture book speak, or show, for itself.
    Mr. Clumsy Book Cover Picture
    Mr. Clumsy Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $4.99

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    Will Grayson, Will Grayson Book Cover Picture
    Will Grayson, Will Grayson Book Cover Picture

    Will Grayson, Will Grayson

    by John Green and David Levithan

    Musicals, high school, and of course, two superstar Young Adult writers.
    Will Grayson, Will Grayson Book Cover Picture
    Will Grayson, Will Grayson Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $10.99

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    I Feel Bad About My Neck Book Cover Picture
    I Feel Bad About My Neck Book Cover Picture

    I Feel Bad About My Neck

    by Nora Ephron

    Nora Ephron’s dry humor is relatable brilliance.
    I Feel Bad About My Neck Book Cover Picture
    I Feel Bad About My Neck Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $15.95

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    Exes and Ohs Book Cover Picture
    Exes and Ohs Book Cover Picture

    Exes and Ohs

    by Shallon Lester

    We love these dorky, embarrassing stories of waitressing, boys, MTV, and borrowing bacon.
    Exes and Ohs Book Cover Picture
    Exes and Ohs Book Cover Picture

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    The Devil Wears Prada Book Cover Picture
    The Devil Wears Prada Book Cover Picture

    The Devil Wears Prada

    by Lauren Weisberger

    Aspiring journalist, Andrea Sachs, is the quirky, lovable protagonist we love to watch transform.
    The Devil Wears Prada Book Cover Picture
    The Devil Wears Prada Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $17.00

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    Tricky Twenty-Two Book Cover Picture
    Tricky Twenty-Two Book Cover Picture

    Tricky Twenty-Two

    by Janet Evanovich

    Stephanie Plum is everyone’s favorite quirky mystery character.
    Tricky Twenty-Two Book Cover Picture
    Tricky Twenty-Two Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $28.00

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    All-American Girl Book Cover Picture
    All-American Girl Book Cover Picture

    All-American Girl

    by Meg Cabot

    In Princess Diaries fashion, Meg Cabot tackles another high schooler who happens upon the first son.
    All-American Girl Book Cover Picture
    All-American Girl Book Cover Picture

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    Paper Towns Book Cover Picture
    Paper Towns Book Cover Picture

    Paper Towns

    by John Green

    After being pulled into a wild scavenger hunt, cute and nerdy Quentin Jacobsen is taken out of his comfort zone in this wonderful book.
    Paper Towns Book Cover Picture
    Paper Towns Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $10.99

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