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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
Hardcover, 334 pages
Published February 2nd 2012 by Harper Collins Children’s Books
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Jul 28, 2012 Jessica-Robyn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-ya
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
Jun 14, 2012 Gina rated it it was amazing
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
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
Oct 14, 2013 Stacy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
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
Jul 29, 2012 Brett rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen-realistic
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
Mar 23, 2016 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
Mar 31, 2012 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
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
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
May 19, 2014 Natalie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Liv Williams
An intriguing sequel to Withering Tights, A Midsummer Tights Dream kept me turning pages. I re read Withering Tights before starting A Midsummer Tights Dream so that I would be familiar with the characters and the plot. I really enjoy the recurring theme of tights in the titles. My high school is very different from Tallulah's, it's more traditional, so I enjoy reading about life at other schools. I can't wait to see what happens to Tallulah in Ms. Rennison's next book!
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.
Rea K
Aug 17, 2012 Rea K rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Sarah (onecurvyblogger)
I am really enjoying Lullah and her band of performance arts friends. She has grown up in appearance since book 2 but she is just as imature and kooky and the first book - and I love it!
Jun 11, 2012 tarawrawr added it
Shelves: own
I love these books. They're ridiculous, but so much fun.
Fiction Addict
Once again Louise Rennison has created a fun character with a lot of fantastic adventures. Growing into her size (and her shape) helps Tallulah learn more about who she wants to be and the girls she surrounds herself with are friends that anyone would love to have. Faithful, encouraging and always eager to help, these are girls that stand together and give Tallulah all of the support she needs as she works through the changes in her life – and her body.

Unfortunately, once again, I wish that we c
Jan 14, 2014 Rita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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

Originally reviewed here.

Why I Read It: I became a fan of Louise Rennison about three summers ago when I devoured her Georgia Nicholson series. I was very happy and excited when she released the first book of her Tallulah Casey series, Withering Tights. While I didn't love the first installment in this new series quite as much as Georgia, it was enough to make me want to come back for more. So shortly after this second book was released, it was brought into my public library and I promptly signe
Tammy Smith
Jan 01, 2013 Tammy Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-reviews
I have to say, I love British humor and have done since back in the days when Monty Python was being aired on PBS. So, this book felt like coming home.

I love Tallulah! She is such a great character. She is confused about her sticky outy parts and doesn't know what to do about any of it or who to talk to about it. Sure, she has some mates from Dither Hall, I mean Dother Hall, but none of them are exactly experts.

For instance, she claims she has Tourette's of the legs as she is prone to break out
Samantha Stewart
Oct 28, 2013 Samantha Stewart rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally at The Secret Life of a Bookworm

I'm absolutely adoring the Tallulah Casey series! Although it doesn't live up to the Georgia Nicholson series, it's still a hilarious and bonkers series. I just couldn't wait to get my hands on this book after reading the first one. I couldn't wait to see what was in store for Tallulah and her friends next!

This one was just as hilarious as the first book. Dother Hall is struggling to stay open due to money problems, so the students are given a task to
Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)
This review was originally published at Fluttering Butterflies

I'm a big fan of Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicolson series, so I was always going to be a bit excited about this new bunch of books about Georgia's mad Irish cousin, Talullah. Set in a Yorkshire drama school with some equally crazy characters and some hot boys? I'm completely sold.

Though Talullah isn't quite as funny and outrageous as Georgia, she is still adorable. And problems with school and friends and boys and SNOGGING is the sam
Lori Twichell
Once again Louise Rennison has created a fun character with a lot of fantastic adventures. Growing into her size, and her shape, helps Tallulah learn more about who she wants to be and the girls she surrounds herself with are friends that anyone would love to have. Faithful, encouraging and always eager to help, these are girls that stand together and give Tallulah all of the support she needs as she works through the changes in her life – and her body.

Unfortunately, once again, I wish that we c
Tina Rae
Aug 03, 2012 Tina Rae rated it it was amazing  ·  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,
Sep 12, 2012 Fran rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, 2012-books, library
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.
Aug 30, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 17, 2012 Sophie rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review, uk-author
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
Sep 15, 2016 Towanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
funny,all about boys and it is a great book over all
David Caldwell
I won a copy on Goodreads Firstreads.

I am not really sure what I was thinking when I signed up for this giveaway.I am pretty much the opposite of the target audience. I am a middle-aged American man while the book is targeted for young teen girls.Keep that in mind while reading my review please.

This is the second book in the series so you don't get too much in the way of character introductions.Otherwise you won't feel left out because you haven't read the first book.There is a lot of slang and
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Louise Rennison was 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’. Louise sadly died on the Februa ...more
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