Thursday, May 19, 2011

Review: Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison 
Published: April 1999
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 247
Challenge: 100+ Reading Challenge, YA Series Challenge
Other: First book in the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series. There are ten books in total, all of which are published.
Buy the book: Bookdepository

There are six things very wrong with my life:

1. I have one of those under-the-skin spots that will never come to a head but lurk in a red way for the next two years.

2. It is on my nose

3. I have a three-year-old sister who may have peed somewhere in my room.

4. In fourteen days the summer hols will be over and then it will be back to Stalag 14 and Oberfuhrer Frau Simpson and her bunch of sadistic teachers.

5. I am very ugly and need to go into an ugly home.

6. I went to a party dressed as a stuffed olive. 

In this wildly funny journal of a year in the life of Georgia Nicolson, British author Louise Rennison has perfectly captured the soaring joys and bottomless angst of being a teenager. In the spirit of Bridget Jones's Diary, this fresh, irreverent, and simply hilarious book will leave you laughing out loud. As Georgia would say, it's "Fabbity fab fab!"

In this first book of the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series, we first meet Georgia. Georgia is a teenage girl that shares her days with us in the form of a journal. The big matter in this book is the fact that Jas has a crush on the guy from a store, so Georgia goes in with her to support her while she talks to him. And that's when she spots Robbie, aka the Sex God. Hopelessly in love with him from the moment she spots him, we follow Georgia in her mission to get him to like her and overcoming obstacles that contain ex kissing partners that come in between.

I've read the first couple of Georgia Nicolson books when I was 13 and I found it so hilarious that I decided to write my own 'journal', including sarcastic and cynical remarks on the people around me (I don't think anyone would want to read that journal). Georgia is a great main character; hitting puberty with all its insecurities and still coping with it - even though it means losing your eyebrows in an attempt to keep them in shape. She has a great sense of humor and I loved reading this book (again). The fact that Georgia only thinks about herself is absolutely hilarious and didn't bother me one second.

The smaller characters are almost equally hilarious, like Georgia's cat Angus, her best friend Jas and her little sister Libby. This book is absolutely a feel good book and it had me laughing out loud - a lot.

My overall rating:

Because it's fabbity fab fab!

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