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Away Laughing on a Fast Camel (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #5)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  17,452 Ratings  ·  409 Reviews
The Barnes Noble Review: The tres bon and marvy heroine of Louise Rennison's Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series returns in this fifth fab diary that's sure to get fans cheering -- Italian-American style! This time around, Georgia's lamenting the Sex God's departure to Kiwi A-go-go Land, and she's sure that her mouth will seal shut from lack of snogging. (Robbie's borin ...more
Library Binding, 288 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by HarperTeen (first published January 3rd 2004)
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Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not much happened, but I still really enjoyed it. Georgia is starting to get a bit older and her "boy entrancing" plans are just getting wilder and funnier! I love how quick and funny these books are with their odd slang and Georgia's schemes and I can't wait to read the next one. Thanks to this, I am now fully and truly out of my post-Heir of Fire reading slump!
May 01, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, chick-lit, favorites, 2011, 2017
Robbie, the Sex God, is off to Kiwi-a-go-go land to snog sheep and write songs good for slitting one's wrists to, and Georgia is full of sadnosity, so much so that she even gets to #8 with Mark Big Gob (good grief!). But do not fear, the new Lurve God is on the horizon - half-Italian/half-American Masimo with a fancy purse in his hand. Let the hunt begin!

Wednesday March 9th
8:30 am

Oh fabulous, I have a lurking lurker on my cheek. The painters are due in this week and that is probably why
Meh, I still don't like Masimo.
Kiera Beddes
Genre: teenage angst, coming of age, relationships, etc
Summary: more confessions, same story, same characters. Oh, excuse me, there is a new character, Massimo, the new lead singer of the Stiff Dylans. Of course, he's creamy dreamy, of course Georgia falls madly in love, but whenever she is around him, all she can think of is...nothing. Her mind goes out the window. Fortunately, Dave the Laugh is there to coach her in the ways of getting a man. And of course, whenever they are together, they mus
Oct 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
The hilariosity continues as Georgia attempts to wade through her sham of a life and broken heartidness. Just when she begins to fear that she will have to become a lezzie, Georgia meets the Italian Stallion, Masimo, new lead singer of the Stiff Dylans. After three books, Away laughing on a fast camel takes readers back to Angus's roots with laugh out loud wit and charm.

In this installment, Georgia will have make you laugh till you cry with boy entrancer fiascos, mounting up to number 8, and wit
4 stars

Goodreads description: The tres bon and marvy heroine of Louise Rennison's Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series returns in this fifth fab diary that's sure to get fans cheering -- Italian-American style! This time around, Georgia's lamenting the Sex God's departure to Kiwi A-go-go Land, and she's sure that her mouth will seal shut from lack of snogging. (Robbie's boring letter doesn't help her spirits, either.) But when Robbie's old band, the S
Fabbity Fab! It is fun to spend time with Georgia, as always!! I enjoyed this installment just as much as the previous ones, if not more! This series reads like episodes of a light hearted sitcom. Some of the situations that Georgia gets herself into are full of hilariosity, but still very believable. The writing is just very easy to read, and just FUN! This one ended with a cliff hanger (again) and more of a cliff hanger than usual, in my opinion. I already have book 6 lined up. I don't usually ...more
Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
Definitely the one that's made me laugh the most so far. I'm 100% here or cat shenanigans.
Alexa Vazquez
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Have you ever wondered how it is to be in high school with all the drama and comedy? Away Laughing On A Fast Camel by Louise Rennison is a book filled with both drama and comedy. This realistic fiction book is great if you love to hear secrets only best friends will know.

In the story Georgia Nicolson is always hanging out in her room. She's always thinking up ideas on how to get the likes to like her. She comes up with the craziest ideas like putting on fake eyelashes and tons of glue on them th
Oct 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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I'm getting old, aren't I? I can tell this would be the sort of book I probably would have enjoyed if I were ten years younger, but, uh, I think I'm just too old now.

I think it's the style of the book and the language that threw me. For one thing, the book is written in a diary style (March 1st 1:15 PM, April 5th 12:15 AM and so on), but it's also written as though it's occurring at that moment. So is Georgia just whipping out her diary at every moment or what? How incredibly annoying. Furtherm
Mar 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is such an incredibly funny and honest series of books. Even on the re-read I found myself laughing out loud at parts. It is intriguing that a heroine as self-centered as Georgia can be so endearing, but it's hard not to love her even when she is acting an utter prat. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a quick read and an easy laugh.
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, read-2014
Actual rating = 3.5 stars

I enjoy this series. This one seemed to return to what I found fun in the first two books of the series. Georgia and her group of friends crack me up, however, the funniest character is her cat Angus.
Aug 22, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: MJ
I checked this out from the library only to take a glance at the first page and realize I had already read it. These Georgia Nicolson books are like malted milk balls. They're delicious, but you forget how many you've eaten because they all taste the same.
Aug 04, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teenlit-ya

Georgia is a selfish brat yet I can't help laughing at her view about the world.

Indonesian translator has done a good job. Thanks to her, I use the words "departemen pipis nipis", "nunga-nunga", "put-put", "centil pentil" daily.

Jul 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Well, I can say this for Georgia, she is never down for long.

Robbie leaves for Kiwi-a-goo Land to be an environmentalist and already she'd back to secretly snogging Dave the Laugh and lusting after the new Italian, Masimo. I really can't tell who is keeping who on the line, but it's all a wee bit wishy-washy and slutty. And hilarious, of course. I can't help but be tickled by the tres amusant of Georgia blind-conga-dancing and pitching into bushes.

So next up is Hamburger-a-gogo Land. Cheers!
Gillian Kevern
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: diary-format
Dec 15, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sex god has flown off to 'kiwi-a-go-go' land, and Georgia is all alone. Well...all alone surrounded by fitties. Now that Robbie's gone, Georgia feels bored and heartbroken. But it doesn't take long before she explores her options with other boys. Dave the Laugh's got a new girlfriend named Rachel. But he continues to make Georgia's lips crave a snog and some lip-nibbling. And now there's Masimo, the new lead singer for The Stiff Dylans and an Italian hottie who makes Georgia go all jelloid.

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Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: goodreads, lol
Reasons why Georgia Nicholson is my spirit animal:

1) She is prone to histrionics and melodrama

“I am once again wandering lonely as a clud through this Vale of Tears.”

2) She never understood the whole point of Heidi

“So, in conclusion, that is the moral of Heidi.

“Always push invalid chairs off the top of mountains when you get the opportunity.””

3) She thinks Wuthering Heights should be erased from all of time and space

“It is, after all, she who thinks that Blithering Heights, as we call it, is a “
Nicole-Anne Keyton
Nov 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This fifth installment in the hilarious Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series is yet another brilliant burst of "hilariosity", filled with classic teenage girl troubles, the suffix "-osity" that follows words like "wisdom" and "hilarious", British slang, and boys. Although Georgia thinks poorly of herself and is always putting herself down about her beauty, she still manages to attract numerous boys, and she often ends up in a "snog-fest". This annoys me greatly because there are girls who thin ...more
Jun 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-mg, contemporary
Oh boy! The pairing of Molto Masimo and the Robin Reliant—Mr. Bean’s car nemesis—is so wacky and crazy. How bleak can these stories get? It’s perfect! I love reading about all of the love troubles in this book. Even Angus isn’t safe and has to fight for “Naomi against her new suitor, Manky… [Naomi’s new] bit of rougher.”

Favorite moment:

“So my eyes stayed shut. They were glued together. I kept trying to open my eyes but couldn’t. In sheer desperadoes I said, ‘Oh I love this one.’ And started wobb
Aug 01, 2016 rated it liked it
I say this every time I finish one of these books but Georgia actually annoys me so much with her selfishness. Or selfishiosity as she would call it.
As well as her little sister Libby does. She actually annoys me the most of all hahaha, she is such a disgusting, thoroughly annoying kid.

But still I can't stop myself from reading these books!
I do like Dave The Laugh though and I miss Robbie tbh so he better returns in the next books!
Ruth Colclough
Jun 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any Girl From My Age To About Seventeen.
Recommended to Ruth by: I Just Found A Book My Luoise Rennison And Seen As They Are all
This Book Is Amazing, You Can Really Relate To It, And She Is Just Like an Ordinary Girl , Like the Same Age As Me And My Friends, And It Is Soooo Funny, I Would Definately Give It Six Stars Out Of Five, All Of The Louise Rennisons Are Amazing, Especially Knocked Out By My Nunga Nunga's.
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I am in love with Masimo's character.

Angus and Gordon.


Woah, Georgia's becoming a bit, bit.... Chavvy


Wet Lindsay is a b. Back off.

Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Georgia comienza a madurar un poco, aunque me sigue molestando un poco que no esté con Dave (quien es por mucho mi personaje masculino favorito)
Natalie Hennessy
Jul 29, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
3/5 stars. Nothing too big happened other than the usual shenanigans and meeting a new guy that Georgia is swooning over.
Still enjoying this series. I'm not sure how keen I am on Masimo, though. I'm still team Dave the Laugh. :)
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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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Other Books in the Series

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)
  • Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #6)
  • Startled by His Furry Shorts (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #7)
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