Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison Review

Title: Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #1)
Author: Louise Rennison
Genre: YA
Page Count: 272
Book Type: Paperback (Owned)
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 9780064472272

Picture from Amazon

Summary from Goodreads: She has a precocious 3-year-old sister who tends to leave wet nappies at the foot of her bed, an insane cat who is prone to leg-shredding "Call of the Wild" episodes, and embarrassing parents who make her want to escape to Stonehenge and dance with the Druids. No wonder 14-year-old Georgia Nicolson laments, "Honestly, what is the point?" A Bridget Jones for the younger set, Georgia records the momentous events of her life--and they are all momentous--in her diary, which serves as a truly hilarious account of what it means to be a modern girl on the cusp of womanhood. No matter that her particular story takes place in England, the account of her experiences rings true across the ocean (and besides, "Georgia's Glossary" swiftly eradicates any language barriers).
The author, Louise Rennison, is a British comedy writer and it shows. Whether Georgia is dealing with wearing a bra ("OK, it's a bit on the loose side and does ride up round my neck if I run for the bus"), pondering kissing and how to know which way to turn your head ("You don't want to be bobbing around like pigeons for hours"), or managing the results of an overzealous eyebrow-plucking episode ("Obviously, now I have to stay in forever"), she always cracks us up. Georgia struggles with the myriad issues facing teen girls--boys, of course being at the forefront--but she does it with such humor and honesty it almost seems like a good time. This refreshingly funny book is ripe for a sequel, which readers will await in droves.

My Review: The cover is super cute and I love how the cat is included in it. I haven’t read the rest of the series, but I love how all of the covers have a similar style. 
This was an extremely fast, but extremely fun read. Georgia had me cracking up and the best feature of this book was how it was written in diary format. Sometimes this can backfire, but it fully worked in this book. She is snarky, hysterical, overly dramatic, boy crazy and has a flare for theatrics. Georgia made me feel like a 14-year-old girl again.  
I actually laughed out loud a couple of times while reading, which is always a good thing. I have heard the movie is funny too and I’ve been meaning to check it out. There is a glossary of words in the back of the book that helps out a lot for those of us living in the United States and is just plain fun to read. There really isn’t too much to say about this book other than the fact that it is really funny and I fully recommend it!
Have you read just this one, the whole series or none at all? Does the rest of the series match up with the first?

5 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh it's ANGUS!!! Woot! I love this series. I've got one more book to go. It's been a while, though...Anyway, I really hope you get to watch the movie! It's one of my all time faves! Robbie is OMGHOTTIELICIOUS. Haha. Yup, it's an enjoyable series, one that would without a doubt make someone laugh out loud. Great review ;)

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  2. I have not read this but I think it looks so cute

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  3. Great review! I loved this series and am sad that it's finished. Georgia was hilarious, and I loved the format of the book as well!

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