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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #1)
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
There are times when I just HAVE to read something to perk me up, something light and silly and mindless. Louise Rennison's books always do the trick. It doesn't hurt either that this first book in Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series is a winner of Printz Honor, proving that even the silliest story about make-up, boys, and snogging can be written brilliantly. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging never takes itself seriously or tries to teach some kind of moral le ...more
The writing was quite good and the protagonist was interesting. She was the typical epitome of most teenage girls on the cusp between childhood and adulthood.
I felt it dragged on a bit toward the end. Over all though, it was funny, interesting and most of all, enjoyable.
Big thanks to Tatiana for recommending it to me!
I feel like yelling at him. "I am fourteen years old, Uncle Eddie! I am bursting with womanhood, I wear a bra! It's a bit on the loose side and does ride up round my neck if I run for the bus ... but the womanly potential is here, you bald coot."
Good stuff. Huh, I don't think I've ever worn a training bra. I must be an embarrassment to the sort.
3. I have a three-year-old sister who may have peed somewhere in my room. I miss my sister. She was supposed to come home today but appar ...more
But, just so you know, this book is strictly a fun read, nothing more (still well worth reading, believe me).
Georgia Nicolson is a self-centered fourteen-year-old girl growing up in England. Her story is told through her ...more
An example of one of Georgia's entries:
"Jas phoned and wanted to go shopping - there's some new makeup that looks so natural you can't tell you have got any on.
I said, 'Do ...more
I don't get teenage girls because I never got to be one in the full sense of the word. My idea of a weekend was playing football (okay, soccer) with my brothers and punching each other till one of us started crying. So I don't know if the sleepovers and all this obsession with their looks and plotting to get a boy was really normal or what. Georgia took really bad decisions half of the time and was inc ...more
Georgia is full of hilariosity and she along with her Ace Gang, mad sister, and fat vati will have you laughing like a loon on loon tablets. Gee is neither kind nor cruel, smart nor intelligent, but witty she is and she is forever getting herself into a jam due to her neurotic nature and obsession with boys, make up and hair.
Angus, Thongs, and Full Fro ...more
Who HASN'T stolen dad's razor to experiment with one's eyebrow hair?
I was feeling a little down in a post Silly Seasons sort of way, and a friend suggested I get involved with the wonderful world of Georgia Nicolson. And I was delighted.
Don't expect to learn anything of any significance from these books.
In fact, they're likely to leave you slightly stupider, if anything.
But if ever you're at a point in your reading career in which you think to yourself, 'Goddamn. I just wan ...more
This book was my bible back in '08.
Seriously. My friends and I would refer to this book whenever we had something that could be considered as "boy problems". In '08, I was 13/14, and I'd fallen in love with Aaron Johnson after watching the film so, of course, I had to read the book. It was funny and we could easily relate to it
Also Aaron Johnson
He was practically my first celebrity/fictional/preten ...more
This was probably the best use of 2.5 hours that I've spent since reading Bill Bryson's, "A Walk in the Woods".
Brit comedian/author Louise Rennison takes on the teen female mindset with hilariosity and realism. Rennison's nailed the feelings, the drama-queen world-view and the all-or-nothing attitude down pat. Our heroine, Georgia Nicolson, may be British, and a good 32 years my junior, but I too was Georgia...once upon a time.
I laughed out loud, I snorted, I chuckled and I generally ...more
Now, don't misunderstand me. I laughed out loud at portions of the story, and most definitely felt as if I was reading the actual diary of quite a few of the tweens and young teens I work ...more
That said, I couldn't get over the shallowness of the main character in this novel. She and her friends tend to sit around judging people for fun (including each other, which leads to some hurt feelings), and the mood of the novel swings back and forth between overdramatically angsty and bi ...more
A few things that Georgia taught me that I never realized I had learned from her:
1. Smile with your tongue behind your teeth. I actually do this.
2. Rate your friends based on looks. This didn't turn out well...my friends were too nice and I was honest
3. The snogging scale (but a new and improved version)
4. Never die your hair with peroxide, it will fall off
5. Some very fantastic languag ...more
“How do you make yourself not like someone?”
This was a quick read, great laugh and good "dictionary" of English people. I mean, I did know most of the things she said, but some things I was like "what did she mean?". Overall, I laughed so much that I didn't mind all the stupid things she said, which were a lot. But coming from a 14 year old is ok.
“As she left my room I knew I should shut up. But you know when you should shut up because you really should just shut up...but you keep on a ...more
Wow, sorry, just had to get that out of my system. Now, there comes a time in every teenage girl's life where she just NEEDS a book like this. That is to say, she needs a book packed with the hilarious, over-the-top, ridiculous but true drama of high school. While Georgia might kick everything up a notch on the comedy scale, the basic emotions and desires of every teenage girl is embodied in her tale of side-splitting escapades.
From Georgia's certainty that she ...more
A great book for someone who's in the mood for something light and fluffy but not with a lot of substance. Perfect when you're lounging in the garden while the sun is shining and drinking lemonade :). However, if you’re looking for something with a lot of depth or a thickening plot, you should look away.
Personally, I couldn't put this down; it's definitely a 'laugh-out-loud' book and didn't take very long to finish. Don't be fooled into thinking it will be a boring diary ...more
Description: The 14-year-old protagonist, Georgia Nicholson, gives a minute by minute account of her time spent with friends, obsessions with boys and worries that she may have to move to New Zealand.
Review: This book hones in on the things that 14-year-old girls really think about and presents them in an authentic and often very funny way. Writ ...more
It is amazzinnggg
If you're in the mood for something snarky and irreverent, this is the book for you. I'm not a laugh-out-loud type of girl (I just do the laughing in my head, thank you) but this had me laughing uproariously for all to hear. Georgia has such a well-defined voice full of humor, wit, snark, fluff, and heart.
Think Bridget Jones for the teen set.
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