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A Midsummer Tights Dream (The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey #2)

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Wow. This is it. This is me growing up. On my own, going to Performing Arts College. This is good-bye, Tallulah, you long, gangly thing, and helloooooo, Lullah, star of stage.

Tallulah Casey is ready to find her inner artist. And some new mates. And maybe a boy or two or three. She's bound for a performing arts program in the wilds of the Yorkshire Dales--eerily similar to
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Hardcover, 334 pages
Published February 2nd 2012 by Harper Collins Children’s Books
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daydreamer
Oh Tallulah, I feel as if in some bookish parallel universe we may, and this is highly likely considering how alike we are (minus the boob rubbing exercises), be sisters.
I look forward to the day we are reunited.
Jessica-Robyn
Rating, 2.5 STARS
This book was kindly received as a giveaway arc from Goodreads First Reads.

So, corkers, what is up with those things?

In A Midsummer Tights Dream there were highs and lows. We are returning with funny-girl Tallulah as she takes on her first term at Dother Hall and wild hijinks ensue!

Tallulah is a really fun character, so reading about her misadventures is always interesting. However, I had my share of problems. Actually quite a few. This time the writing itself was much easier
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Gina
When I saw this in the library I was like 'there's no way I can't get it' because Louise Rennison is one of the very few authors that cant make me laugh out loud. I though I would've been a bit too old for her books now but obviously not! Now I have to wait a WHOLE YEAR just to get the next one :( Oh Louise is also very good at making creating male characters that you just fall in love with oh man (ie.Charlie and Adam maybe even Cian?) and all of Charlie's mates too!

The mentions of Georgia and
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Cassandra
Whooooo series getting better. I feel a connection with Georgia's books happening now.

Alex = Robbie
Charlie = Dave
Cain = everyone else mixed together. Like I like the tension with him but I don't think she'll end up with him

I need more now! Yay! More boy developments!
Gabby
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Louise Rennison, Is one of my most loved authors, her ability to get into the teenage mind set perfectly sill amazes me, being a massive fan of her Confessions of Georgia Nicholson series I was bound to try her new Misadventures of Tallulah Casey Saga.

Tallulah Casey is back at preforming arts college, and back into trails and tabulation of being a teenage girl. She has to deal with the loss of a friend who is putting on her slippers of show business and going to Holly
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Stephanie
Hilarious and AWESOME. I love this book (and this series) so, so much - it's so silly and fabulous and hysterically funny, and I was laughing from pretty much the first paragraph, which begins:

Performing Arts College, here I come again! Hold on to your tights!! Because I am holding on to mine, I can tell you. Which makes it difficult to go to the loo, but that is the price of fame!!! And fame is my game!

I adore Georgia's voice and her whole wonderful group of friends and the total wackiness of t
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Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)
Tallulah is back on her way north! She was able to secure a position at the "elite" acting school Dother Hall, despite her obvious lack of talent and the hatred of one of the teachers. Yet her mother still thinks she's too young to be living at the boarding school and therefore makesLulah extend her stay with the Dobbinses. At least this means she's closer to her young mate Ruby, and Ruby's sexy older brother Alex, even if he's off at school, he has to visit sometime... doesn't he? Also, staying ...more
Stacy
I received this book free from Goodreads First Reads.

I had to bring my rating down a bit from Withering Tights, because while Tallulah and her friends continue to be charmingly barmy, there is little truly fresh material.

Tallulah Casey and her Tree Sisters return to Dother Hall for more obsessing about snogging and madcap high jinks in "thea-tah" college. As before, there were frequent moments that made me laugh out loud. Lullah and her friends really are adorable in their naivete, and the boys
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Brett
Okay, so Tallulah is basically a less socially assured Georgia in different surroundings. I don't care, these books still make me laugh myself silly. I'm actually enjoying these perhaps a slight bit more than the "Confessions of Georgia Nicholson" because of the setting: Louise Rennison's take on a Yorkshire village full of eccentric local rustics (think "Cold Comfort Farm"), a school for badly behaved boys, & a private academy of the arts run by some incredibly zany theater types is pretty ...more
Rebekah Rochester
Further embarrassment, boy drama and Irish dancing await Tallulah she returns to Dother Hall for the autumn term. The crazily-staffed all-girls is facing financial difficulties from cruel-hearted bankers who have no empathy with Artistry and simply say, "We do not care about ballet, get out your wallet!" Meanwhile, Honey says a very tearful goodbye after being scouted by Hollywood, Charlie is desperate to talk to Tallulah about his 'girl at home' despite her Ice Treatment of him, Phil is plottin ...more
Rea K
Alright.... i have to mention that i've always liked Cain, for no real awesome reason.... And I spent most of both books (if not the entire books) having this knowing that Cain totally likes Tallulah.... so... yeah... i like Cain. Tallulah just dramas about him all the time.... i think secretly she likes him too...
Hoping for more to happen between Cain and Tallulah. Can't wait for more!
Vicki
For some reason goodreads only has the audio version listed and I'm too lazy to write up a book listing so whatever.

I liked this one more than the first in the series. Tallulah is coming into her own and beginning to feel like her own character as compared to trying to fill in the space that Georgia had left. I still feel like the end of the book was too abrupt, all of a sudden it's the last chapter so we best wrap up all the storylines now.

There was also a couple of moments that made me feel l
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Aimee Isenhour
I read this (and the first book in this series) because I'm a huge fan of her other series, the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson... Sad to say I was disappointed. I don't know if it's because I didn't get the British humor or if they're just not funny. There were a few giggles but nothing like I was expecting.
Heidi Wiechert
This book didn't have as many laugh out loud moments as the first book in the series. But, now that she's established the new character's personalities, I expect that things will pick up. I seem to remember kind of feeling that way about the Georgia Nicolson series at first too.

Rennison's writing is quirky and fun. When you're in the middle of one of her stories, you're transported to a young girl's world of friends, boys, silliness, and owls. I haven't found another YA author who comes close to
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Natalie
Well, this was simply delightful. This second volume in the Misadventures of Tallulah Casey has more hilarious boy and theater-related mishaps for Tallulah and her gang of crazy friends. The series has pretty much the same elements as the Confessions of Georgia Nicolsen: a funny and enthusiastic heroine who's likable no matter her mistakes, an eccentric group of friends, boy drama and an array of charming boyfriend prospects, and laugh-out-loud jokes and happenings. This series has the added inc ...more
Krista
I am a total sucker for all things Louise Rennison!!!

Mardy bums, knobby knees, and Jane Hair! Adore it!

I still prefer the Georgia Nicholson series because I like the diary format; I think it's far more engaging and makes for a faster read. Also, I feel like Rennison goes all out on the British slang in a more overwhelming fashion than in her previous series, and there were spots where it seemed like it was writing for a tv show; just quick bites of dialog, then immediately on to another scene.
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Jackie
Love you Louise! (BUT not in lezzie kind if way ;0))
Rita
This review can be viewed in all it's bloggy glory, here.

Ah, I love this! With these books I have made a new discovery of a series I love!! Excuse me if it's extremely mean of me to laugh at Tallulah's mishaps.. but I can't help it!! If you can make it through any of these books with a straight face then I will give you a prize... and then run away because it means you probably have no soul..

On that delightful note, I had such a laugh when Tallulah- Lullah for short -was looking back on the even
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tarawrawr
Jun 11, 2012 tarawrawr added it
Shelves: own, needs-review
I love these books. They're ridiculous, but so much fun.
Frances
A charming laugh-out-loud book with a simple plot line and realistic characters. It might not be one of my favourite books in the world, but I love the simplicity to it and the humor throughout. It never fails to cheer me up when I'm feeling low. A highlight for me is the was Rennison writes the speech of the local boys phonetically, which helps me hear the voices in my head. Since it's set in the Yorkshire Dales, this is especially endearing to setting the scene and the mood of the book. Lighth ...more
Jay G
Tallulah Casey is back for her first real term of college at Dother Hall! Lullah is so excited to be back at college since she's missed all her friends so much. Unfotunately, she must say goodbye to Honey, who is off to Hollywood to be a star! And of course she is most excited to see Alex the Good. Again, unfortunately it appears Alex has met somebody at his own college and Lullah's chances with the boy of her dreams reduce from very little to non-existent. Then there is Charlie, the local boy w ...more
Fran
Looking back, it's almost exactly a year since I read the first one. I didn't have a very clear memory of the plot of the first book, so it was handy that there was a few reminders in the first chapter. Often I find these irritating when you're reading a series through consecutively, but in this instance they were very useful. They also didn't feel like so much recap that you'd get annoyed if you were reading the books consecutively.

This felt much tighter than I remember the first book feeling.
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Cheryl
I really want to rate this book higher, because I really like Tallulah and her friends, but this book felt like it truly embraced the "sophomore slump" of book series.

There were frequent things that made me laugh out loud or chuckle, but it didn't have that newness that made me just love the first book.

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Anastasia Tuckness
I thoroughly enjoyed another romp through the moors and performing arts school with Tallulah. This book is nothing super literary, just a lot of fun a la Bridget Jones.

A few spoilers here, not that they matter with this book:

Their school is falling apart and behind on its taxes. T's friend Honey has been spotted by Hollywood and eventually leaves the school to go there. She ends up donating enough money to keep the school going.

"Good Alex" (Ruby's brother) has gone off to college, leaving T a le
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Tina Rae
Aug 03, 2012 Tina Rae rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the Georgia Nicholson series
Shelves: favorites
Good grief, Louise Rennison is the greatest. I thought the Georgia books were good but, well, these are just getting better and better. I don't even know if I can form conscious thoughts about this one. I simply DEVOURED it. All the characters are fantastic and I simply adore them all. Even Cain. He's a jerk and Tallulah may say she hates him but, just, wow. I love him. AND CHARLIE. I could basically go on about Charlie forever. He is seriously my favorite character in these books.

And, honestly,
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Georgie R
May 05, 2012 Georgie R rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: lovers of laughter
Recommended to Georgie by: nobody :(
Summary: It’s the hotly anticipated sequel to the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, WITHERING TIGHTS – laugh your tights off as Tallulah Casey and her bonkers mates return for a new term at Dother Hall performing arts college. Boys, snogging and bad acting guaranteed!

Yaroooo! Tallulah’s triumphant Heathcliff in ‘Wuthering Heights’ the comedy musical was enough to secure her place at Dother Hall performing arts college for another term. She can’t wait to see her pals again, Charlie and the bo
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Karen (Book Light Graveyard)
Man, am I really starting to adore this series. I LOVED the first book (Withering Tights), and while this one was a little more scattered and repetitive, it still amused me to no end. Tallulah is just so hilarious, with her knees and her owls and her obsession with certain boys. She makes me smile practically non-stop with her ridiculousness. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some heavy, hard-hitting YA, but I also adore the light and fluffy and relatively plotless, especially when it’s as amusing a ...more
Kiera Beddes
Genre: the theater, boys-boys-boys, gal pals, self-esteem, etc
Summary: Tallulah Casey is back for another semester at Dother Hall School for the Fine Arts. This time she is there to stay, with her friends the Tree Sisters. Also, there are so many boys to worry about, never mind that the school might have to close due to financial troubles? Who will Lullah choose? Perfect good Alex (who may or may not have a girlfriend at school), Bad boy Cain, or Just-A-Pal Charlie? Also, Lullah's teacher hates
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Sophie
I always look forward to Louise Rennison’s books purely because I’m guaranteed a good couple of hours of laughter. A Midsummer Tights Dream didn’t let me down there.

Although I enjoyed A Midsummer Tights Dream, I kept comparing it to The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson and this series just doesn’t have the same spark. Lots of the same elements are there: an out of control physical feature, a particularly crazy friend, a nasty teacher with an agenda, a gang name and the dilemma of the ‘see you lat
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Jasmine
I REALLY REALLY REALLY liked this book. I thought it was even better than Withering Tights! I love the way Tallulah narrates, and once you can get past the confusing Northern dialogue, it's a fun read. While this book was very reminiscent of certain incidences and characters in Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, I didn't mind.

I loved the way Rennison drew up Cain; he's a really intriguing character who I can't wait to read more about. Pretty sure that's what she was going for and it worked beauti
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Louise Rennison is the bestselling award-winning author of the phenomenally successful ‘Confessions of Georgia Nicolson’ series, translated into over 34 languages and to the stage and big screen as ‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging’. She has won the Nestle Smarties Book Prize, the Michael L. Printz Honor Book and the Roald Dahl Funny prize for ‘Withering Tights’.
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Other Books in the Series

The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey (4 books)
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  • The Taming of the Tights (The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey, #3)
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