Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #10)
For Georgia, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Just when she thought she was the official one-and-only girlfriend of Masimo, he's walked off into the night with the full hump, leaving Georgia all aloney on her owney--again. All because Dave the Laugh tried to do fisticuffs at dawn with him!
I struggle a bit with how to rate this one since (5 stars), I enjoyed every blessed moment of it. But (3-4 stars), as far as series FINALES go, it was over a bit too soon. I mean, you'd have to be extraordinarily dim to have not figured this ending out somewhere around book five, but still. I wanted to revel in the conclusion a bit more before I turned the page and found myself at the glossary. And, to be honest, I wanted something as gripping as Angus nearly dying in the last insta...more
First of all,feel free to call me utterly bonkers because I felt like crying when I finished.Maybe it was the boyfriend thing,but a major reason was merely that it ended.It feels like Georgia's story was my story or something.Or that she was a very close friend.In any case,I must be loony after all.Thing is,I was so absorbed in the story,and laughed my arse off at some parts of hilariosity and f...more
Also, I would l...more
Dennison, L. (2009). Are these my basoomas I see before me?: Final confessions of Georgia Nicolson [Recorded by S. Nielsen] [CD]. New York, NY: Recorded Books. (2010)
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Awards: YALSA's Top 10 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults 2012
Format: Audiobook (5 CDs)
Selection Process: YALSA Teen Book Finder, Follett
Georgia Nicolson gives her final performance as she muddles her way through life with lots of chuntering and sophisticosity. In her tenth and final diary (HarperTee...more
I don't want to give anything away, but I will say that this book was very satisfying. Funny, sweet, poignant...and just so damn good.
Here's what sold it for me: (remember, this is not a spoiler) At the end of the book, Georgia realizes that she's still young, and that's okay. She flat out admits she's not mature enough to make big life decisions yet. Also, she doesn't expect to meet her future husband while she's still in her teens, and wants to spend time with...more
I have had my share if laughs while reading this series and there was always something epic that would happen each book. However, I must say that I was disappointed with this book. I feel like the author just tied everything up in a nice little bow without clearing any problems. Georgia never talks to Robbie about Wet Lindsey, he just dumps her one day. Robbie is basically not in the book, and from how Georgia keeps saying she...more
This is the last installment, unfortunately, because I felt the ending was a bit too rushed.(view spoiler)[After the play (and after endless "i'm not going"s and "i cannot be without you"s) Masimo (who annoys me to no end) decides to pop backstage, say ciao to Georgia, and dump her. And after five minutes of contemplation, Gee realizes she doesn't really feel that bad about it, and becomes Dave's girlfriend. Wh...more
Appetizer: My friends, we have reached the end! The very last of Georgia Nicolson's diary confessions. (But let's be honest here, that girl was trouble. Can you imagine her college years? If Rennison wanted to write some adult books, she could begin with Georgia at some crazy, hazy college party where she's just offered a goat a lick of her drink. And then after college, Georgia would g...more
WRITTEN BY Louise Rennison
I loved this series when I first started reading these books by Louise Rennison but I think after a time a little of the quality of the books disappeared for me in the similarity between each succeeding book. Only up to the point of the last two books did the writer change up things in a different way.
I rated the first two books at 4 stars but everything up until this book I found myself only giving 3, which isn't bad either; so...more
Dear man on the train. I am so sorry that I sniggered. I saw your face fall, and I know it appeared that I was sniggering at you, but honestly, I wasn't. I was sniggering at Georgia Nicholson. I would like to extend this apology to all the other people who suffered my laughter (and snorts, and silent shaking). On the train. Oh, and the bus.
I can be a book snob. I admit it. For someone whose MA is (and eventual PhD will be) in children's literature, you'd think I was mro...more
When we last saw Georgia in "Stop in the Name of Pants," Masimo "the lurvve god" had stropped off to strop central with the Mega hump because he had seen Georgia dancing with Dave the Laugh. Once again Georgia was left in the cakeshop...more
As finales go, this wasn't the best I've ever read. For me this is probably the least entertaining of the ten books. I was getting ready to scream at the book for Georgia to do what she should have done from the beginning. There weren't as many laugh out loud moments as the jokes were stale and the book was a bit too long. I did like the end though, I thought it was the perfect ending.
As far as characters go I was bored...more
Or remember how it feels to be on the Rack of Luurve or what it's like to be so self-involved that nothing else around you holds any importance?
I discovered this series many years ago when I ran out of appealing adult fiction and had read all current/ne...more
These are some of the funniest books that I have ever read and one of the only series that has made me laugh out loud in an embarrassing, what is that mad girl laughing at? sort of way.
In this, the final installment, Georgia prepares for comedy gold as Merc-lurk-io (Mercutio) in the school's production of Rom and Jul, but is distracted by the call of the Hornmeister, Dave the Laugh, and...more
Georgia speaks in a refreshingly teenage-like tone, and instead of trying to make it more polite or more suitable for adults, Rennison has played up the angst ridden 'oh no my hair is pouffy it's the end of the world' narrative. The main character Georgia, is a great person and one i would have loved to have known back in school.
She seems to always be having a good time, and for many parts of the...more
Unfortunately, the story itself almost seemed like a post-script to the last book. It lacked some of the freshness and luster of book 9.
Also, the fact that the author basically made up a new language of faux-british slang, make...more
I'm also glad that English is not my first language because I would ha...more
Georgia hasn't changed a bit. She's still the fun, high-spirited, careless girl with cheeky plans in mind. As Gee would say: Vair vair amusant but I'm full of sadnosity that the series have come to an end. I could never ever get tired of her and the Ace Gang, pranks they try on Mr. Attwood, Jas's dimness and fringe-fi...more
Luckily, in this last installment of the Georgia Nicholson series, not only does Louise Rennison neatly and deftly finalize each of the story lines (although in unexpected way in certain characters' cases), but she does it with the charming wit and insight into a 15-year-old girl's...more
In this f...more
Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? is the final book in the Confessions Of Georgia Nicolson series. It is about a girl named Georgia from England who is always "on the rack of luuurve". She is constantly choosing between boys, and her best guy-friend (Dave the Laugh) always seems to get in the way. This time, she doesn't even have to choose. She has previously chosen Masimo, the Italian lead singer of the band The Stiff Dylans. And nothing can tear them apart this time. Or can it?
I can conne...more
If you've never read any of the other Georgia Nicolson books, then this isn't the place to start. The last book in the series finds Georgia once again on the horns of dilemma and in the cakeshop of love. Her Italian Luuurve God has walked off and she doesn't know what to do. Add in Dave the Laugh and Georgia doesn't know what to do.
Much like the Princess Diaries, the Georgia Nicolson series went on just a tad too long. Especially since in the last couple of books nothing reall...more
She lives in...more