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
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
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!
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
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
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
Why was it worse? [ugly truth]
*Apperantly the movie was transcripted according to the whole series, so I got stuck somewhere in the middle
*The schoo scenes are so not realistic and I found it annoyingly hard to even imagine her madhouse school!
*The schoolyear passed so quick...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
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
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
It’s a wacky combination, but it complements the story inside perfectly. Georgia’s a bit crazy, yet she’s a lot of fun. Some of her observations are priceless:
“[Dad’s] growing a mustache—how ridiculous. It looks like some small animal is just having a bit of a sleep on his top lip.”
“[Mark’s] Mick Jagger impersonation did not stop at the lips. He was a lun...more
What a fun and hilarious book! Such a light read, and quite the 'pick me up.' Told in a diary-like format, Georgia is completely vain, self-centered, dramatic, ridiculous and hilarious girl who gives a sassy account of her interactions with friends, obsessions with boys and worries of life. There were so many silly things I could relate to in the story and I found it 100% entertaining. There were quite a few British terms that I ended up having to look up in the glossary in th...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
Genre: Young Adult Literature, Epistolary novel, Bildungsromans
Plot Summary: Angus: My mixed-breed cat, half domestic tabby, half Scottish wildcat. The size of a small Labrador, only mad. Likes to stalk Mr. and Mrs. Next Door's poodle. I used to drag him around on a lead, but, as I explained to Mrs. Next Door, he ate it.
Thongs: Stupid underwear worn by old Swotty Knickers,...more
Why did I decide to read this book:
Because I had previously seen the movie and because the characters (females) were my age and I can relate to it.
Which category on the bingo board does this complete:
A book with a female main character or A diary, autobiography or a biography or A book which has been made into a film, and I chose A book that has been made into a film.
My comment on the category:
This book, any and every book is...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 loved reading about Georgias 'misfortunes' and her bonkers imagination!
I finished this book really quickly, as it was just so funny, as well as the fact that it is all written in diary form.
I enjoyed the style of writing as it wasn't uptight and professional, Louise Rennison really just let loose on this novel and captured a teenagers perspective of life perfectly!
The reason I only give it 4 stars...more
Of course the English slang was infinitely entertaining. I have already bought 4 more books in the series and can't wait to cath up with Georgia.
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