Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
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
The movie kind of only focuses on the first book (with bi…moreUhm, kind of. I read the books first and watched the movie when it came out and I loved both!
The movie kind of only focuses on the first book (with bits frankensteined in from other books) so it doesn't highlight the greatness of some of the characters (e.g. Dave the Laugh who is one of my favourites is kind of a blasé character).
BUT, again, I love the book and the movies.(less)
Update 1/2/2017 Accidentally read it yet again. Not a bad beginning-of-the-year pick-me-up.
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 Geor ...more
So most girls, I assume, would have read this back in middle school, but *dramatically flips hair* I’m not like most girls.
^That was lame, I apologize.
Basically, the only reason I read this book is because my lovely coffee-soddened friend, Pragya, who is probably trying to get back at me for some horrible thing I did but am unaware of, convinced me to. :) :)
This book is so terrible and I feel like I probably shouldn’t be rating it, since it’s not targeted towards me, but, it’s just so bad.
Meet Georgia. She’s basically a 14-year old version of this . . . .
I’m sure plenty of other reviews have and will point out that . . . .
But you know what? I
Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging is a year in the life of Georgia courtesy of her journal and was most definitely just what the doctor ordered for me to read on Presidential Debate Day. I never expected to ...more
This book was my bible back in '08.
Seriously. My friends and I would refer to this book whenever we had something that could be considered as "boy problems". In '08, I was 13/14, and I'd fallen in love with Aaron Johnson after watching the film so, of course, I had to read the book. It was funny and we could easily relate to it
Also Aaron Johnson
He was practically my first celebrity/fictional/preten ...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! ...more
But this, aside from having a few funny moments, was mostly a 14 year old selfish angst-fest. If I was that annoying as a 14 year old, I think I may have to nominate my parents for sainth ...more
2.) It's OK, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers ★★★★
3.) Knocked Out by my Nunga-Nungas ★★★
BOOK #22 READ FOR BELIEVATHON ROUND 2.
I reread this book for my rereading childhood favourites video!
[trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers]
I feel like such a hypocrite giving this such a high rating after DNFing Dear Dumb Diary when this is even more problematic t ...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
Literally haven't read this series since I was a teenager. Needed something light hearted, quick and easy. This was the choice and I'm so happy I did :)
It is such a laugh re-reading this, it still makes me really laugh because Georgia is just Georgia. ...more
This is a very silly book that hasn't aged well. There are lot of jokes made at the expense of the LGBT community right off the bat. Which of course back then was seen as harmless, but imagine how a young struggling gay teen might feel reading Georgia's pleas of "oh God please, please don't make me have to b ...more
Now, don't misunderstand me. I laughed out loud at portions of the story, and most definitely felt as if I was reading the actual diary of quite a few of the tweens and young teens I work ...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
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
Okay, so I read this book quite a while ago, and IDK if I'm just more socially aware now, but OMG this book has some really... questionable...things. I can't imagine it being published today. There's some very casual homophobia--Georgia is always worrying that her gym teacher, whom she says is a lesbian, is checking her out. She casually/jokingly mentions suicide a number of times. Etc. However, I think teenagers would love it, because here' ...more
I don't get teenage girls because I never got to be one in the full sense of the word. My idea of a weekend was playing football (okay, soccer) with my brothers and punching each other till one of us started crying. So I don't know if the sleepovers and all this obsession with their looks and plotting to get a boy was really normal or what. Georgia took really bad decisions half of the time and was inc ...more
So here's the thing: this was first published in 1999. And it feels like it.
Rennison DEFINITELY nailed the teenage voice. Even 20 years later, this feels very reminiscent of the teenagers that I spend every day around as well as feeling very much like my own teen years. And there were dozens of moments where I laughed out loud, so the humour side ...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
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