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On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God

(Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  47,453 ratings  ·  1,068 reviews
You don't have to be a teenager to appreciate the humorous and often self-absorbed ravings found in 14-year-old Georgia Nicolson's diary, but it certainly helps. Now fans of Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging -- Georgia's first set of hilarious musings on life -- can get another peek into the mind of this wryly inquisitive English lass in the appealing sequel: On the ...more
Hardcover, 243 pages
Published April 10th 2001 by HarperTeen (first published June 29th 2000)
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Comedy gold, part2
Zoe Stewart (Zoe's All Booked)
Still just as good as the first one!
Kristina Horner
Dec 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childhood-books
I think I liked the second book even more than the first one in the series, because Dave the Laugh is my favorite character. I love Georgia's confusion as to whether it's more important to have a boyfriend who makes you go jelloid or one who makes you laugh.
Really enjoying this re-read of the series. Bring on the next one!
No "proper" Review again...

- Dave The Laugh
- Piddly Diddly Department.

I love this series.


I swear Dave the Laugh just gives me life!
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 ★★★


[trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers]


omg i love these books so much... they're so funny and the audiobooks are SO GOOD. AND I LOVE DAVE THE LAUGH. HE DESERVED SO MUCH BETTER. I'm still feeling super weird about her being 14 and sexgod being almost 18 YIKES.

trigger w
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Picture, if you will, Bridget Jones as a 14 yr. old girl. She has a crush on the cute musician next door, has a few close girlfriends who help her with her schemes and a quirky family which includes a three year old sister who sometimes terrorizes her.
Very cute series written in diary form. Relaxing, entertaining and makes me thrilled to not only have me out of my teen years, but my kids, too. 😊
May 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
The second instalment. Still as witty and easy to flick through as the first. They're being good to me; distracting me from all the revision I should be doing. ...more

Ode to Georgia

aptly retitled: Dayum, am I glad I accepted Cecile's FR and followed her book rec.

Good grief, Thy Schnozzle-beaked Fabulosity, elle qui
est amies
with the "really big knickers"-wearing
one! Thy powers of hilariosity never disappoint me.
Result!!! OhmyGodohmyGodohmyGod now PLEASE dump the SG &
get off with Dave the Laugh, already! Bloody sacré blue,
I CANNOT BELIEVE that he doesn't make your knees
all jelloid. Your fabbity fab fans agree that SG is
not worthy, he is not worthy. His douc
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
Funny. Adorable. Crazy. I love Georgia!!!!
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to noa by: Holly ✨
Still, I refuse to be upset. I will remain calm beneath my egg and olive oil face mask.

Hilarious. Georgia Nicolson is an icon. Although not a lot happens in this book (and I preferred the first one), it’s really funny and witty. Don’t take this book too seriously. I’ve seen a lot of people complaining that Georgia is only focused on her nose and on her boyfriend. And…. Yeah, she is. That’s the point. She’s an angsty teenager, kinda mean to her friends, and in love with a Sex God. I was laug
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Yeah, no. This series is definitely not for me.
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

“He said, 'Hi, gorgeous,' which I think is nice. I admire honesty.”

So, once again Georgia Nicolson made laugh a lot with her occurences. I swear that I would ditch this book if it wasn't for all the stupid and funny things she said, because the story perse is boring.

“She got up and started making her hair have more bouncability with the air brush thing again. I waited until she had got it just right (in her opinion); then I hit her over the head with a pillow. She started
May 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-mg, contemporary
Oh, what’s the matter with that Georgia! How could she do that to the poor kid? Dave the Laugh’s the perfect guy… “Dave phoned. He said, ‘I just called to say I really liked you. Night night.’” I think that’s really cute. How could she not fall in love? Oh, I don’t know… but there’s definitely something off with that “Sex God” of hers. When I think about the two of them, that jailbait infatuation, it congers up an image of Gidget and the Kahuna. ;) But it’ll probably end the same way with Gidget ...more
Dec 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
What I like most about the Georgia Nicolson series is that it doesn’t try to be posh. It strives for absurdosity and succeeds. This installment picked up where Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging left off, with Georgia losing the SG and protesting a move to Kiwi-a-gogo Land (a.k.a. New Zealand). From there, it only gets crazier: cat mating, Elastic Band theory, Dr. George Clooney, the German language, a wheelbarrow, etc.

Georgia is like the friend you want to dope slap, but just shake your h
Becca & The Books
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Five Stars for Nostalgia.
Would also highly recommend the audiobook for this series as it's narrated by the author and is hilarious!

Something I discovered while rereading this - Robbie's a bit of a Dick
Something that's still true after rereading this - Dave's a sweetheart <3
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Strongly feel as though I owe about 200% of my personality to these books
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The same rating as the first book in the series! I really don't think these books have aged very well, but also there isn't any character development. It's hard to be objective having seen the movie (which spans several books), but Georgia seems to be making the same decisions over and over, with no negative consequences, and no sign of growth. I understand that she's 14/15, but it's rather repetitive.
Rayene Ziadi
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To quote Gee: " i am in the land of the very fab, in fact beyond the valley of fab and into the universe of marvy"
The books are making me very happy in addition to laughing my knickers off!
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, Georgia. <3
Jan 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
If you liked the first one, you will like this one - a good sequel
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobook, 2019
These books are just too much for me. Georgia is over the top ridiculous and instead of finding it funny, I think it's annoying. I'm definitely not the target audience for these books and I'm sure a 14 year old would like the characters and crazy story more. I completely understand Robbie breaking up with Georgia, especially because I don't think an almost 18 year old should date a 14 year old. I liked Dave better for Georgia, he seemed to find her funny and care about her and she just used him ...more
Melissa **Just Really Loves Musicals**
First book I've read in over 3 weeks because SLUUUUUMP. But this was a good one to try to get me out because it's so light and easy. This was a reread of a series I loved when I was a preteen, so I'm enjoying my reread as an adult. ...more
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
team dave!!!!
Jan 02, 2009 rated it did not like it
This was given to me by a friend. I actually read the first book by this author, which I thought was Bridget Jones but with teenage angst. The best character was Angus the wild cat. The humor was there but wore thin pretty quickly. The best thing about this was the title, IMO.

Amazon Editorial Review:

Fourteen-year-old Georgia Nicolson is back in British author Louise Rennison's irreverent, laugh-out-loud sequel to the Michael L. Printz Honor Book Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging. Written
Jan 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was in the library looking for a book to read, and I came across this one that I had actually failed at finding before. Georgia Nicolson comes back as funny as ever, she is now the girlfriend of Robbie (who she calls Sex God) and she thinks of nothing but snogging him. When he dumps her for being "too young" she tries to finds a way to get him back. There were many quotes that I love in the book, but one of my favourites was "What is there to laugh at? I am on the rack of love. Life is a sham ...more
Jun 18, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Georgia is quite literally the description of a self-centred, over-dramatic teenager, who only wants all the attention on her and no one else, which is pretty annoying but simply accurate on how most of the young teenagers are. Even though this was the case and that I sometimes I cringed at the use of words (this book is written as a diary of a 14 years old girl so vocabulary included), I couldn't stop reading.

I found myself turning pages and turning pages and turning pages. The boo
Funny as ever! Definitely a great throwback! Also I just love Dave the Laugh. This is the book my mum caught me reading under the covers hiding it from her because I was the most awkward child ever.

I then turned myself in and told her “I didn’t even want to read it! I didn’t know it was too old for me!” Or something like that. And then I freely handed over the book just to avoid awkwardness with her. Even though I knew exactly what I was doing when I picked up a book of the same price in Tesco
Joséphine (Word Revel)
Actual rating: 1.5 stars

Initial thoughts: My intention was to read all the books in the series. I don't think that's gonna happen after all. The first book was half-way entertaining. This second one was tiresome to read. There were some amusing moments but on the whole it wasn't all that funny. Georgia is beyond self-absorbed. Sure, it's her diary and she's 14 but she shows no respect for anyone in her life, not even her best friend. In fact, she displays no true affection for her best friend at
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, lol
Some of the books in this series have different titles between the original and US versions. I grew up reading On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God and was confused when my paperback copy had the following title I'll explain in a play-by-play between my parents and I on a weekend trip:

Me: "Mom, did you move my book off the table?"
Mom: "I don't know, what's it called?"
Me, quietly: "It's OK, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers."
Mom: "What?"
Me, louder but faster: "It'sOKI'mWearingRea
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More books from my mother’s house! It’s the semi-return of the series no one wanted and/or needed! Yes, it’s more books I’ve found from my childhood at my mother’s house while in the process of moving.

I loved this book series. To the point where I would quite often quote large chunks of it with my friend Rachael in school (don’t say I was never cool). Georgia’s the epitome of every early-naughties teenager, and although the storylines are often a very slow burn, I don’t think any other series re
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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)
  • Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)
  • 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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