Withering Tights (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey, #1)
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Withering Tights (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey #1)

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Hilarious new series from Queen of Teen – laugh your tights off at the (VERY) amateur dramatic antics of Talullah and her bonkers mates. Boys, snogging and bad acting guaranteed!

Picture the scene: Dother Hall performing arts college somewhere Up North, surrounded by rolling dales, bearded cheesemaking villagers (male and female) and wildlife of the squirrely-type. On the w...more
Paperback, 351 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by CollinsFlamingo (first published July 5th 2010)
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Tatiana
May 12, 2012 Tatiana rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who want to partake in more hilariosity and can relate to corker problems
Shelves: 2010, ya, 2012, chick-lit, 2013
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A new series from Louise Rennison and, thank vati, it does not disappoint.

Talullah Casey is Georgia Nicolson's 14.5-year old cousin and an aspiring performer. She is lucky to have been accepted to a performing arts college Dother Hall for for the summer semester. Here she acquires new (mad) mates and surrenders herself to the wonders of theatre. What is disappointing though is that, it turns out, Dother Hall is an all-girl school. How are girls supposed to enhance thei...more
Crystal
Let me start by saying that I think this new series has great promise. That being said I wasn't as impressed with the first installment as I had hoped to be. The story centers around Tallulah, a 14 year old girl and Georgia's cousin, who is attending an art school for a semester. Of course hilariousity strange wisdomosity follows Tallulah and her new Tree Sisters and their adventures with boys. The reason why I am giving this only 3.5 is because even though I found the story entertaining I felt...more
Gaby
THIS WAS ME THE WHOLE FREAKING TIME:







Read my full review here: http://youngadultbookmuncher.wordpres...
Sophie
The first book in Louise Rennison’s new series has a lot to live up to and although it didn’t quite reach the standards of The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Louise Rennison really is a comedy genius. She has a gift for creating madcap families and crazy friends to accompany her equally mad heroines. In Withering Tights we meet Flossie, Ruby, Honey, Vaisey and Jo who all go to Dother Hall with Tallulah. I have to admit that although Withering Tights is funnier than most...more
Chrissy
Generally speaking, teenage drama takes itself waaaay too seriously. I'm talking about the kind of stuff that keeps ABC Family and The CW in business. It's the sort of thing that makes me want to stab my eyes out with a bamboo shoot, quite honestly (seriously, girls - it's not the end of the world that the boy you like didn't ask you out and you don't need to plot terrible revenge on the girl he did ask out). However, Louise Rennison has a great knack for taking something so horrendous and heino...more
Emily
Awkward at times (though she would attribute this to her too-long legs), Tallulah is still as spunky, cute, and funny as her cousin Georgia, the main character of Rennison’s first and well-known series, the Confessions of Georgia Nicholson.Written novel-style rather than in the diary entries of the earlier series, I failed to find this book as enjoyable as I had Rennison’s others, but liked it nonetheless. I came to love each of the characters in his or her own way, especially the gangly main ch...more
Dwayne
Reviewed @ Girls Without a Bookshelf.

Oh dear God this book is insane. It could have easily killed me with its hilarity, and to be entirely honest it might just be the most hilarious, most ridiculous book I've ever read. I wish I read this when I was younger - I'd have loved it! Or well...it could have easily killed me then. It's just too funny!

Tallulah Casey is seriously insane. In a good way. She is a character so full of life it's hard to not be uplifted whenever I open the pages and read abou...more
Lisa
Cover: 5/5

Looking at this cover, I couldn't help but smile. It's so cute! The stocking textured background, the baby owl, and the legs wearing pink and black stockings.

I love covers like this. Every element in this picture actually has something to do with the story itself. I hate when I finish reading a book, and still have no clue how the cover ties in. Looking at the cover you could guess what the story actually may be about!

Characters-

Favorite:

Every single character in Withering Tights...more
Anne
It is hard for me to decide what I think about this book. On its own it was a pretty funny story and an entertaining read. OK, but it is so similar to the Georgia Nicolson series that I was kind of disappointed. Tallulah seemed just like Georgia except she hated her knees instead of her nose and had really small boobs rather than great big ones. Many of the jokes and characters seemed the same and I felt like I was just reading another installment of Georgia.

This is not really a bad thing it ju...more
Kat
When I learned that Louise Rennison was writing another YA series to follow up her successful Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, my curiosity was piqued. I had read all ten books of the Georgia series over the course of two months, and they were hilarious and entertaining. Naturally I had similar expectations for this new series about Georgia's younger cousin Tallulah Casey.

Tallulah is a 14-year-old who's off to spend a summer at Dother Hall studying performing arts. She's got knobby knees and leg...more
Rebecca
Fourteen year old Tallulah is going to theater summer school in a small town in Yorkshire, and is staying with a family in the tiny village nearby (a rope-skipping competition to see if they can get the whole village skipping with one rope is prime entertainment). Although the school is all girls, there's a boys school nearby, as well as several unexpectedly gorgeous local hunks. If Tallulah can ever grow into her impossibly long legs and perhaps grow a little in the chest area, will she finally...more
Nicola
Withering Tights follows the life of Tallulah Casey, who is also a cousin to Georgia from Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging. The two girls do have a lot in common but Tallulah was a lot less funny and not as ridiculous and over the top as Georgia which didn't make it as enjoyable to read. It was okay for the first hundred pages or so but it got a bit tiring after that as it was really repetitive and not as witty as any of Georgia's books. That said, it wasn't bad or anything. It certainly...more
Sara
This book was just what I needed while home sick with a cold. Frank, awkward British humor is like warm soup to me, for some reason. Louise Rennison's Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging was one of the few teen novels I actually read as a teenager, and I am sooo glad she's back with a new series!

Tallulah is just as honest about the awkwardness of growing up as her cousin Georgia is -- the biggest difference between the two of them is that Tallulah is attending a performing arts summer prog...more
Diane
This book is utterly hilarious, beyond even the Georgia Nicolson series. It has a lot of British humor and references in it that can't even be explained by the directory in the back, however, so it may be challenging for the average American teen. It pokes fun at so much, especially at the awkwardness of growing up. Also at the small theatre, where people take themselves far too seriously (I've been there and backed carefully out). Tallulah is Georgia's very innocent cousin, and there is even a...more
Himesugar
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I really enjoyed the first series by this author, and was expecting this to be as good. It wasn't though, it just didn't have that laughable edge. It was funny, but not to the extent of the other series by the author. We are introduced to Tallulah, who is the typical character in a Louise Rennison book. Her flaws are at the front of her mind, like any young girl. She has just moved to attend a college for the summer, it's a performing arts college, this gi...more
Doris
This irreverent tale of a youngster struggling to define her place in life is amusing, and true to life. Tallulah is the star, and she comes to Yorkshire as a loner, part of a strange family she rarely sees. She immediately makes friends, and with her own eccentric sense of humor makes a place for herself in the 'college' of performing arts.

She is segregated from her classmates due to a lack of enough beds, but still manages to spend much of her time visiting, mingling and giggling over boys. T...more
Jessica-Robyn
Withering Tights took a while to win me over, but I'm happy to report that it rallied in the second half and kept me reading. Tallulah Casey is a very interesting young girl and that's what this all comes down to. As the story progressed I found myself more and more endeared to her character. She kept the story alive and pushed it forward in ways I would have never expected.

Speaking of expectations. I don't know exactly what I was expecting from this book when I started it. This is the first th...more
Lori Twichell
It took me a little while to really begin to understand Tallulah’s voice. The book takes place in Britain and even though I love British television (there is at least one Doctor Who reference in this book by the way) and I regularly watch films and entertainment from across the pond, I still had a hard time. There are a lot of words and turns of phrase that I didn’t quite catch when the British-isms got mashed up with teenager-isms.

I did take note that the book states it is for ages thirteen and...more
Georgia Perry
I was slightly sceptical about reading a new series from one of my favourite authors, as I was unsure if louise would again kill me with her amazing sense of humour, which I can personally connect to. But I genuinely enjoyed this book, in fact i think i prefer it to the georgia nicolson series! Although I think this one is possibly aimed at a slightly younger audience, it is just as good for an older teen.

Tallulah Casey has just embarked on an amazing journey to...YORKSHIRE! Why!?!?!?!? Tallulah...more
Kaisa
Oh, this book is so much fun!! I'm 19, and I don't even care that it looks strange to see me reading this. IMO, this book is for people of all ages. Everyone needs to read a quick fun book from time to time. And if you agree, you should pick this up.

Louise Rennison is the author of the Georgia Nicolson books, and everyone knows how hilarious those books are. I remember reading them when I was 14 and I simply fell in love with Rennison's casual and witty way of writing.

Like in the Georgia books,...more
Shanyn (Chick Loves Lit)
I hope that when you hear Louise Rennison, you instantly think HILARIOUS (because of her Georgia Nicolson books). And if you haven't read Georgia's books, now would be a good time to do so - or you can start with her new series, which begins with Withering Tights!

Because it is equally as hysterical.

Most of the books I have been reading lately have had more serious plots and characters, so I had a lot of fun reading Withering Tights. It's set in Europe, where Talullah is attending a school of art...more
Beetle13
I did not like this book.
To be perfectly honest, I don't even know why I picked it up. I only know I was completely stunned by the cover art of the edition I put my hands on - it was simple, yet so beautiful. I guess that is the answer to my question. As far as the book covers go, I believe this one might actually be one of my favorites.
Unfortunately, the cover is the only thing I liked about this book.
I was hardly amused by Tallulah's monologue and the writing style. In fact, I wasn't amused at...more
Emma (BelleBooks)
I went into the book expecting nothing but a quick light-hearted read, and thats exactly what I got.

This book centres around 14 year old Tallulah who is off to a performing arts college for the summer. Incidently Tallulah is Georgie's (from Rennison's previous book series) cousin and Gerogie is mentioned in this book, which I quite liked.

The book follows Tallulah's crazy antics, which includes imaginary motorcycle riding, dressing up as a horse, living in a squirrel room and ballet on a bicycle...more
Mari
The Georgia Nicholson series has the most hilarous stories I have read so far and so I was really excited to see that Ms. Rennison released this new book. Withering Tights stars Tallulah Casey (Georgia's cousin!) who's spending her summer at Yorkshire to attend a Performance Arts school. There, she has to juggle making new friends, dealing with boys and finding a way to excel in school dspite her knobbly knees and non-existent corkers.

This book was okay. It wasn't as funny as "Georgia" but it d...more
Londonmabel Mabel
The first half of this book was SLOW and had NO PLOT. So I was read to give it two stars. Maybe Rennison wrote the Georgia books so long, it took her awhile to find a new groove. The second half got going and by the last quarter I was zipping through at my usual Rennison speed. I thought Cain was really funny, so for once I'm rooting for the bad boy.

The theme of the book is similar to the Georgia series--again we have a protagonist who doesn't realize she's a bit kooky, and needs to embrace her...more
Amy Plum
My HarperTeen editor gave me an ARC of the American edition (on-sale-date 6/28/11). This is My first Louise Rennison book, so I can't compare it to the Georgia books like I've seen other Goodreaders do. What I can say is that my sleeping husband kicked me out of bed on two separate occasions because my laughing was waking him up. Very funny. The protagonists insecurities remind me of my own at her age. Meaning that Louise Rennison has successfully placed herself in the brain of a 14 1/2 year old...more
Kat Thomas
A complete guilty pleasure.

The first of the non-Georgia books is pretty much a Georgia book. However as Georgia gets older, and arguably more mature, it makes sense to revert to a younger version (in this case Tallulah Casey- Georgia's younger less boy-experienced cousin).

However, rationally analysing the plot was never what these books were about.

Despite the change of scene and characters, Rennison still brilliantly captures the hilarity of being a teenage girl.

Back to crying with laughter o...more
Ian Wood
This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's novels reviewed on the blog will generally have some images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.

Note that I don't really do stars. To me a novel is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate a nove...more
Heidi Wiechert
When I discovered that Rennison had written another series in addition to Georgia Nicolson, I think my reaction was a bit like Harry Potter fans when J.K. Rowling announced that she'd be writing a new book. I wanted the new series to be secretly about Georgia and not this new character, Tallulah. Despite my misgivings: it was charming, just as readable as the last, and I like it already.

Actually, it was easier to understand than the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson because Rennison dialed back a...more
Eden
Tallulah is a fourteen and a half year old who was accepted into a performing arts summer school. Dother Hall, or as the locals call it "Dither Hall." But anyway, she ends up staying with a kooky family called the Dobbins, and living in the quaint little town of Heckmondwhite. Well, maybe it isn't what you would call quaint.

This book is absolutely hilarious. Tallulah, as a character is just amazing. She is so relateable, especially seeing as I'm at the age that she's supposed to be. But in all h...more
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