Thursday, 3 March 2011

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

Goodreads Summary:

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 her bunch of sadistic teachers.
5. I am very ugly and need to go into an ugly home.
6. I went to a party dressed as a stuffed olive.

In this wildly funny journal of a year in the life of Georgia Nicolson, British author Louise Rennison has perfectly captured the soaring joys and bottomless angst of being a teenager. In the spirit of Bridget Jones's Diary, this fresh, irreverent, and simply hilarious book will leave you laughing out loud. As Georgia would say, it's "Fabbity fab fab!"
My Review:

I think Louise Rennison must have snuck a look at my diary from high school. Seriously, this book is my life from when I was 11 until 15. I love Georgia's character so much! She comes out with some great one liners and had me laughing the whole way through. I rarely read things from books out loud to people but I found myself reading out pages at a time as it was so funny.

I have been meaning to read this series for ages! I first entered the world of Georgia when I was about 11 and randomly read a few chapters of the 4th book and found it hilarious. I totally forgot all about it until the film came out. I watched it and loved it, and when I saw the first 2 books in a charity shop for £2 I bought them straight away and read them in a day.

Georgia is a self-centred, vain, moody drama-queen and I love her for it. Most of her time is spent obsessing over boys or how to make herself prettier to attract the boys. She is obsessed with the size of her nose, and her increasingly big nunga-nunga's (boobs), and through her diary entries we get to see the totally crazy lengths that she (and nearly every teenage girl) goes through on her quest for beauty eg. shaving off her eyebrows, making her legs look like Wotsits with fake tan and spending hours putting on make-up to get the natural look!

The supporting characters are just as fab, especially her rather embarassing little sister and her cat that is half scottish wildcat, Georgia's mates- the Ace Gang and of course Sex God Robbie. I love the way Georgia's parents react to her and know how to wind her up, especially her dad. Just like mine! The whole book is laugh-out loud funny but here are a few of my favourite quotes:

(After shaving off her eyebrows)
7:00 p.m
Dad is annoying me so much. He just comes to the door, looks in and laughs, and then he goes away... for a bit. He brought Uncle Eddie upstairs for a look. What am I? A daughter or a fairground attraction? Uncle Eddie said, "Never mind, if they don't grow back you and I can go into showbiz. We can do a double act doing impressions of billiard balls." Oh how I laughed. Not.

Sunday February 7th
Got dressed in a short skirt, then me and Jas walked up and down to the main road. We wanted to see how many cars with boys in them hooted at us. Ten!! (We had to walk up and down for four hours... still, ten is ten!!!)

Louise Rennison's writing is so strong and Georgia's voice is hilarious which totally makes the book. I will definitely be re-reading this one a lot, especially when I need cheering up! If you haven't read this yet, I recommend you get a copy as soon as you can but don't read it in public if you get easily embarassed, as I guarantee you will laugh out loud. There are 10 books in the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Series and I can't wait to read the rest! (Also, the film is just as good so I suggest checking that out too!)

Rating: A+
Cover: B


  1. I loved these books when I was in high school. In fact, I still love the first three or four and will pick up a newer entry in the series if I happen upon it at the library. And yeah, state side, the movie totally didn't get the release it deserved...

  2. Wilde.Dash- I need to read the rest! Aw, that sucks, I love the movie!


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