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Startled by His Furry Shorts (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #7)

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On the rack of romance. And also in the oven of "luuurve,"

And possibly on my way to the "bakery of pain,"

And maybe even going to stop along the way to get a little "cake" at the cakeshop of agony.

"Shut up," brain, shut up.

Georgia is in quite a predicament. Dave the Laugh has declared his love for her (at least she thinks he was talking about her), leaving her in a state of
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Published May 1st 2006 by HarperTempest
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Actual rating is 3.5 stars.

It is impossible to review these books properly. Georgia wouldn't stand for it and neither would I. She did, however, give me permission to draft up the Georgiaphiliac Manifesto. I will tell you this for free, it is marvy with knobs. What do you mean, I'm tooting my own HOOOOOOOORN?

The Georgiaphiliac Manifesto

A proper Georgiaphile does not cry. She blubs.

A proper Georgiaphile does not do her make-up. She tarts herself up.

A proper Georgiaphile does not wear bras. She
Apr 07, 2015 Anka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: releídos, favoritos
Esta chica está muy loca jajajaja.
Mar 02, 2014 Kathryn rated it really liked it
Georgia never fails to disappoint!

All the way through this book, Georgia is her usual teenage self, with problems no bigger than "Jeans or skirt".
Her friends are as daft as usual, Jas and Rosie included, especially involved when it comes to making important life decisions, at age 15, no less.
This book had me in stitches all the way through, and I can't wait to continue with the series.
Jan 04, 2008 babyhippoface rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, humor
This seventh installment in the series finds Georgia Nicolson on her way to “the cakeshop of agony” yet again as she worries over whether Massimo will agree to be her one and only. This book lacks the freshness of the series opener (Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging) and feels a bit like the same one we’ve read seven times now as Georgia struggles with the usual predicaments: embarrassing parents, school woes, appearance anxiety, and of course, boy trouble. Nevertheless, dedicated fans of ...more
Grace Meredith
Aug 24, 2015 Grace Meredith rated it liked it
Oh my god! I got so bored and frustrated with this book, but that cliffhanger! Oooooo, I knew it.
Christina Wilder
Mar 16, 2013 Christina Wilder rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, humor, series
3.5 stars!

"I can't believe I am once more on the rack of romance. And also in the oven of luuurve. And possibly on my way to the bakery of pain. And maybe even going to stop along the way to get a little cake at the cakeshope of agony."

God, I love Georgia Nicolson. Yes, she's immature, silly, often rude, self-obsessed and rather strange, but she's also hilarious and is ultimately a good person. Also it's odd little summaries like these that make her books so damn quotable.

Our mad little heroin
Jennifer Wardrip
May 12, 2008 Jennifer Wardrip rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by K. Osborn Sullivan for

Georgia Nicholson is at it again in the newest installment of Louise Rennison's hilarious series about the trials and tribulations of a lovelorn British high school girl. STARTLED BY HIS FURRY SHORTS does not disappoint readers who have grown to love the quirky Georgia, her eccentric family, and her Ace Gang of best buddies.

As STARTLED opens, our poor heroine finds herself, "On the rack of romance. And also in the oven of luurve." (That's 'love
Sep 15, 2007 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all
Shelves: young-adult-lit
The books in this hilarious series (American titles):

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging
On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex-God
Knocked Out by My Nunga Nungas
Dancing in My Nuddy Pants
Away Laughing on a Fast Camel
Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers
Startled by His Furry Shorts
Love is a Many Trousered Thing
? (It's the series that never ends!)

Georgia Nicolson is a self-absorbed, British teenager who keeps a diary detailing her life in all its glorious angst(think Bridget Jones for teen
Tara Carpenter
May 12, 2013 Tara Carpenter rated it liked it
I smile fondly at the entire series. I just read books 7,8,9 and really they should be one or maybe two books. They kept ending right in the middle of a scene and made for some artificial cliff-hangers. But I laughed at Georgia's antics, as usual. She seems a tiny bit less self-obsessed and selfish and we do get some more actual family drama. I am anxious to get to the final book of the series. Again - I think audiobooks are the way to go for these. The British accents and phrases are better tha ...more
Mar 23, 2010 Aly rated it it was amazing
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Jun 14, 2011 Marija rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-mg, contemporary
I love the cover of this book! The imagery of the Macuseless play rehearsals and Jas as “Miss Haversham in that Dickens book, what is it called? Crap Expectations, I think… [sitting] in her wedding dress gathering cobwebs for years and years” are great. In a way, it kind of reminds me of Patsy and Edina in Absolutely Fabulous,, though here, we’re given the high school version. ;)

Major bleak moment:

Georgia on Masimo’s Vespa: “Unfortunately as I spoke, a flying bug flew into my mouth. A really big
Nov 01, 2015 Dany rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
quando lo lessi, ero probabilmente sotto droghe pesanti.
No, a parte gli scherzi, lo avevo letto e riposto assieme agli altri libri. Poi lo ritrovo, rileggo le prime pagine e mi viene in mente quanto poco mi era piaciuto rispetto agli altri.

It is great to have finally read this installment of the Georgia Nicolson series! I saw this book in the discount bin at the store years ago, and it caught my eye because it was cute. I had never heard of the series before... But with my book addiction.... I just had to add this book (and all the other books in the series) to my collection. So, now I have finally read it! It was just as good as the other books. The main events were Masimo's decision, Georgia being on the rack of lurve, the MacUs
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Sep 08, 2012 Stacy rated it liked it
You know, it's funny...I was ripping along through the books, enjoying them in a casual-like way, but not luuurving them, necessarily...and now I find myself in a bit of a bind. This cliff hanger ending actually has me regretting that I don't have the next couple of books immediately at hand! Who will Georgia pick? The Italian Stallion, Dave the Laugh, or the newly returned Sex God?? I'm a little surprised to be saying this, but I really want to know vair vair much. I know which one I'd go for! ...more
Jul 10, 2009 Michelle rated it it was amazing
I really liked this one a lot. It had Mosimo the Italian Luuurve God making Georgia WAIT and see if he wanted to be "exclusive" with just her. Then there is the Play Mac-Useless where Dave the laugh is always lurking behind the scenes (ha ha) and declaring his love for her...maybe! Lots of fun Disco dancing and Viking Wedding talk...and other things that if you haven't read the books might sound completely mad! But that's what these books are, MAD!!! But so cute!
Julie Decker
Aug 22, 2014 Julie Decker rated it liked it
Georgia is up to the usual: lusting over teenage boys, wrangling her cats, enduring torment at the hands of her family, hanging out with her besties, and telling her diary everything. School is forcing her to be in a Shakespeare play as well, which of course delights her no end. Her friend Rosie also plans to marry the very off-the-wall Sven, who is the wearer of the furry shorts mentioned in the title.

It seems like Georgia's been doing the same thing for many books now and really hasn't changed
Alexa Vazquez
Nov 24, 2014 Alexa Vazquez rated it liked it
Do you like to know the gossip of who likes who? Or who did what? Well in Startled By His Furry Shorts by Louise Rennison you have all that gossip and drama. But also the realistic fiction book has comedy in it.
In the story Georgia is desperately waiting for the week to end. Georgia had come back from her vacation at America and returned to England. When she returned she asked Masimo to be her official boyfriend. Georgia wanted Masimo to be her one and only, but she had to wait a week for his an
Romi (likes books)
1. Rosie and Sven are wonderful and hilarious.
2. Jas is my favourite out of the gang and Georgia continues to frustrate me a lot.
3. Please don't let it be (view spoiler)
4. Libby, Gordy and Angus are my favourites.
Jan 20, 2008 Lisa rated it liked it
This one didn't make me laugh out loud. It is getting a bit repetitive for me... Georgia's insecurities and "madness" are getting to be too predictable and boring for me. A bit disappointing as the first one really had me laughing.
Kris - My Novelesque Life

"Georgia is in quite a predicament. Dave the Laugh has declared his love for her (at least she thinks he was talking about her), leaving her in a state of confusiosity. And then when she finally decides to give Masimo an ultimatum -- to be her one and only -- he tells her he needs to think about it.

To distract herself from her romantic woes, Georgia throws herself into Mac-Useless play rehearsals and planning a Viking wedding, and tries to avoid all thoughts of boy decoys, Italian-America
Nov 23, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it
Not as side-splitting as the previous confessions! But Georgia will forever be my spirit animal. (Shut up, brain!)
Jul 05, 2007 nicole rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
Not much progression and I wish Masimo would disappear. Still funny, of course.
Maeve (Otherwordlybooks)
ROOOOBBBIIEEE!!!! My baby! screw Masimo Robbie is where it's at!
Rowda Altamimi
Jul 30, 2014 Rowda Altamimi rated it really liked it
I'm speechless and shocked! I need to know what happens next!!
Feb 18, 2016 Eden rated it really liked it
Will he be her boyfriend or not? Georgia doesn't know. And she has to wait a week to find out! Georgia doesn't know if she can make it.

And Dave The Laugh possibly loves her! Things are all a bit weird and Georgia is unsure of what to do.

Some parts of this book really made me love. The head sock part just really got me. I think it's because the image of what it would look like came to my mind and it was just so funny.

Really good book and funny. And it ended in a cliffhanger. I am going to try to
4 Stars

SEX BUM, SEX BUM, I'M A SEX BUM! Yes, that's a Libby's quote, but stealing it for my own purpuse. I finsh this book with my mouth fully open and laughing my ass off. Georgia Nicolson has done it once again!

“What shall I say? I must tread a fine line between glaciosity and friendlinosity. With just a hint of 'you don't know what you are missing, my fine-feathered friend.”

The best advicer in the whole world is NOT Georgia, so please if you read these books do not do anything that its writte
Celine Parker
Jul 18, 2010 Celine Parker rated it liked it
In the seventh installment of the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series, Georgia anxiously awaits Masimo's answer to whether he wants to be exclusive with Georgia. In the meantime, she finds herself falling for Dave the Laugh though can't admit it. And in the end, without trying to spoil anything, she gets a surprise visit from someone from her past.

Georgia "Gee" Nicolson is a hilarious and lovable character. But I do have a few bones to pick with this story. I really, truly wanted to like it.
Candy Boisvert
Jun 19, 2008 Candy Boisvert rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Girly girls
Title: Startled by his furry shorts
Author: Louise Rennison
Copyright date: 2006
Publisher: Harpertempest
How many pages: 260 pgs
How long it took me to read: 2 days
Category: Fiction
I learned about this book from: reading the series since the beginning

This book was purchased at: Actually, it was borrowed from the library
This book is: not to be read in public, unless you like laughing like a loon in public!
Other books by these authors: Angus thongs and full frontal snogging, on the brightside I am now
For my full review please visit my blog:

Georgia is living in the Cake Shop of Aggers after telling Italian stallion, Masimo that she wants to be his only one and only. Normally this would mean plenty of hilariosity as Georgia wallows in her misery but there was something lacking for me. I'm not quite sure what it was but I think it's the same thing that was missing in 'Dancing In My Nuddy-Pants'.

Characterwise I think Rosie is definitely my favourite in th
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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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Other Books in the Series

Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (10 books)
  • Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)
  • On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #2)
  • Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #3)
  • Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #4)
  • Away Laughing on a Fast Camel (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #5)
  • Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #6)
  • Love Is a Many Trousered Thing (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #8)
  • Stop in the Name of Pants! (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #9)
  • Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #10)

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“What shall I say? I must tread a fine line between glaciosity and friendlinosity. With just a hint of 'you don't know what you are missing, my fine-feathered friend.” 55 likes
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