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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

(Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #1)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  133,839 ratings  ·  4,417 reviews

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

Hardcover, 247 pages
Published May 31st 2000 by Harper Teen (first published June 24th 1999)
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Ashleigh Uhm, 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 bi…more
Uhm, 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)

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May 01, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those in need of a good laugh
Every time I reread these books, they turn out to be offensive in more and more ways. I can’t imagine this book getting Printz Honor now. And yet, this is pure comedy gold.
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
♛ may
Dec 03, 2016 rated it did not like it
Recommended to ♛ may by: prag ♻

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.

Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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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 still am was an asshole much like Georgia back in the day.

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
Mar 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cute-ya
I recommend not reading this book in public. Or when you're on your lunch break and still in your office, or in my case cubicle. Early on there's a list in the book and in said list is the main characters' concern that her three year old sister might have peed somewhere in her room. It caught me completely off guard and while trying to block my laughter I ended up snorting so loud that the person on the other side of my cubicle wall came over to see if I needed the Heimlich maneuver.

Jun 24, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youngadultnovels
Hillariosity! This is another book, from the brits, that people either love or hate. I happen to love this series, and laughed so hard I actually cried. I think people who hate this book are turned off by the main character Georgia. She is vain, self centered, hormonal, ridiculous and, I think, absolutely fabulous. This is the first of a series and we are introduced to her mad little sister libby, her feral cat Angus, her Mum and Dad, and group of silly girlfriends. It's written as a diary and a ...more
I was so sad to hear the passing of Louise.. I read this when I was a teenager and I can never forget how funny it was.. You will be missed Mrs. Rennison RIP..
Zoe Stewart (Zoe's All Booked)
This was just as fabbity-fab as I remember it. Oh, Georgia, you say the most ridiculous shit, and I love you more for being such a drama llama every time. She's a complete loon of a 14-year-old in every possible way. I laughed out loud every few pages. I can't wait to get to the books that I haven't read at the end of the series! ...more
Aly (In Wonderland)
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult

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 at the time, who am I kidding, I still like to consult Georgia Nicholson in the midst of a crisis.

Also Aaron Johnson

He was practically my first celebrity/fictional/preten
Kat Kennedy
Jun 03, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any female who has gone through an awkward puberty
Recommended to Kat Kennedy by: Tatiana
I don't have much to say about this book other than at many points this book was more than hilarious! It was hysterical!

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!
*Sigh* I wanted fluff, not brain-damage. Based on the recommendation from several friends who loved this, I picked this up when I saw it at a library sale, and I figured that now was a good time to read it since I'd just read a duo of emotionally traumatizing books and needed something light and fun after that.

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
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot of fun to read. I loved Georgia. She was snarky, funny, sarcastic
and I loved every bit of it!
Aug 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I got to the point where I couldn't read this book during silent reading time in my class, it made me laugh so hard. I'm not an easy touch for this type of humor - slapstick and outrageous. ATFFS, however, made me laugh so hard, I snorted. The epistolary nature of the narrative adds so much to the plot. A snippet about a girl who accidentally-on-purpose shaves off her eyebrows is cringingly amusing, but when it's told in five or six installments, each a few minutes apart, and that snippet weaves ...more
April (Aprilius Maximus)
1.) Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging ★★★★.5
2.) It's OK, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers ★★★★
3.) Knocked Out by my Nunga-Nungas ★★★



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
10:34 am

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.

10:36 am

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
I'm not rating/reviewing anything from this series it was my favourite series when I was younger, I'm just reading them to get out of my slump...

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.
I've wanted to read this book since I was about 12 years old and somehow I never got around to it. Unfortunately, at 28 years of age I am well, well beyond Georgia Nicolson's target audience.

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
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Never would I have thought I'd enjoy reading about the drama of a 14 year old girl. Georgia is hilarious and reminded me of a younger, British version of Daria. Between Georgia dressing up as an olive, shaving off her eyebrows, her Scottish wild-cat Angus and her crazy baby sister who calls everyone a tosser... well Georgia is a new favorite. ...more
Feb 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: tween-reads
Think Diary of a Wimpy Kid for tweens, without the illustrations, and one can pretty much have an accurate idea of what this book is about. Although critically acclaimed and with awards to its name ( I would personally re-title this book "Diary of a Petty, Shallow Tween."

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
Jun 03, 2007 rated it really liked it
Terrific light reading. The whole series is currently at six books and there will probably be several more. The books are written in diary format, and they happen to be the diaries of the craziest British girl who ever walked this earth, plus she comes equipped with equally crazy friends and a marvelously dysfunctional family.
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
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was so cute and the perfect read for a day home sick from school! I have seen the movie several times and finally decided to read the book. I love Georgia's voice and am off to go read the second! ...more
prag ♻
Aug 31, 2015 rated it did not like it
I need negative stars for this. The average rating needs to go dooowwwnnn.
May 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
This is the diary of 14 year old Georgia Nicholson. It documents her daily life and inner thoughts - it's funny and a bit daft but if you want an easy read it's worth giving a go. ...more
Let me just start this review by saying I love this book. LOVE IT! This is one of the few books that I've really, truly laughed out loud while reading - there were times I was seriously doubled over. It is hilarious. I'm going to start recommending this book to everyone I know.

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
This was hilarious 😂
Oct 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I have to re-read this book every once in a while due to sheer hilarity. I am not allowed beverages while reading this book.
Jun 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who likes to laugh
Second reading, 10 years later (original review below).
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'
Liz* Fashionably Late
May 11, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who won't mind coffee spill
Georgia is hilarious, it's been a while since a book had me cracking up out loud like this one.

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
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, humor, 2017-reads
I've never laughed this much while reading a book in a very long time! This was such a quick and hilarious book that I finished it in only few hours! This is exactly what I needed to get over my reading slump. Highly recommend this book for its silliness and hilarious scenes!

Trigger warnings: homophobia, fatphobia, slut shaming, romanticised relationships between 14 year old girls and men up to the age of 30...

3.5 stars.

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
Sep 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Heather by: T
Shelves: 2009
This book is laugh out loud funny! The proper English slang took some getting used to, but luckily the author has included a glossary in the back.

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.

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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

Other books in the series

Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (10 books)
  • 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)
  • Startled by His Furry Shorts (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #7)
  • Love Is a Many Trousered Thing (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #8)
  • Stop in the Name of Pants! (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #9)
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