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Startled by His Furry Shorts

(Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #7)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  14,743 ratings  ·  376 reviews
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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This series really does make me laugh like a loon on loon tablets.

- Rosie getting her pants pulled down (oh I cried with laughter)
- "losing keys"
- All about Dave the Laugh

Literally every update I hype up Dave so much, but he's such a good character, I love him
Jelloid knickers.
Jul 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Still rooting for Dave the Laugh.
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
Jennifer Girard

It felt like a filler book, to set the next one. I didn't expect the plot twist at all...
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Jan 04, 2008 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
Jun 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Oh my god! I got so bored and frustrated with this book, but that cliffhanger! Oooooo, I knew it.
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love Dave the Laugh. Masimo still is a twit. And the play must go on.

But I am internally SCREAMING!! Oh how I've missed Robbie and crave his humor. Dave was a great substitute but he also is a hornmeister.
Sep 15, 2007 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 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

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
Mar 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Jun 14, 2011 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
Sep 08, 2012 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 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!
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 06, 2008 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.
Feb 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Not as side-splitting as the previous confessions! But Georgia will forever be my spirit animal. (Shut up, brain!)
Rowda Altamimi
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm speechless and shocked! I need to know what happens next!!
Jun 02, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
Not much progression and I wish Masimo would disappear. Still funny, of course.
Louisa with an A
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, my-books, series
ROOOOBBBIIEEE!!!! My baby! screw Masimo Robbie is where it's at!
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Louise Rennison (2006) '...STARTLED BY HIS FURRY SHORTS!'
London. HarperCollins

🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 4 out of 5 stars write, "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
Katie Rios
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Finished this one in record time I think. At this point, I just feel like it's a lot of the same thing. Still funny as hell, but Georgia is really getting on my nerves. Who is that mean to their best friend? I just feel like she's a total bitch to Jas. She isn't that mean to Rosie or anyone else. I just don't get why Jas sticks around. But that's probably just me being older reading this. I don't feel like it bothered me 10 years ago.


So, Masimo wants to date her now, Robbie is back and
Jake Collins
Apr 20, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is a master class in spinning out that which should not be spun out any further than it has been already. I could have missed out this book and come in at the start of the next one (which has a quick recap of the cliffhanger, of course) and missed absolutely nothing of any significance, interest or originality, which is why I'm docking a star from my standard Georgia start point of two.

Georgia is a terrible role model for any readers who might be foolish enough to want to emulate her in any
May 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was a little torn with this rating. I almost gave it three stars. But honestly this was just a throwaway book in this series. Nothing happens. Georgia just makes fun of her parents, gets up to the usual shenanigans with the Ace Gang and stresses out over boys. The only really significant thing that happens is her waiting to see if one boy in particular wants to date her. They could have summarized that in the beginning of the next book and just cut this one out all together. Or had her get her ...more
Pyrate Queen
Georgia is stumped. She's still stewing over Robbie's and Dave's confessions, so she gives Masimo an ultimatum: be a couple or else. He asks for a week to think about it. In the meantime, Dave keeps throwing out weird messages to Georgia, including a massive snugfest at a party and then later turns up with another girlfriend. To top it off, Robbie returns home. Masimo gives Georgia his answer, much to her dismay, then later asks for a reconsideration as his ex-girlfriend is going out with someon ...more
Lauren Wallace
"And, anyway, Masimo is my one and only one. Maybe." (21)

I found that this book was really focused on one plot pint, and it kinda got old fast. I struggled to continue reading as I found that there wasn't a lot going on. I did however, like the way it was written.

This book was a quick read, as I read it in about 2 hours.

I would recommend this book to any teens who like rom-coms.
Katie Kaste
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was quite the journey for me, as well as Georgia. She is on the racks of love again. Robbie is still in New Zealand, Dave doesn't want to play second fiddle, and Massimo doesn't want a serious girlfriend. What is a girl to do. I was interrupted so many times when trying to finish this story. I am so glad I have finally returned and finished this story.
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Georgia is determined, confused, and heartbroken in the process of deciding who will be her boyfriend - the Italian Stallion Massimo or Dave the Laugh. Surprise at the end I think you will like! Addicted - I must read on to see what happens to Georgia!
Aug 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Some lol moments but after book 6, when you know the outcome, you kind of wonder what can possibly fill 4 more books. Good cliffhanger ending though! Will keep reading, these are still fun and funny even if the plot is getting way drawn out.
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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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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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