Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
Author: Louise Rennison
Publication Date: 1999
Length: 247 pages
This is the first book in a series that takes the form of Georgia Nicolson's diaries. Georgia's a fairly typical teenage girl in that she's rather ridiculous, and often a dreadfully selfish person without even realising it.Yet Georgia and her friends manage to be delightful and hilarious to read about.
In this first installment, Georgia learns to kiss from a boy who gives lessons after school, becomes infatuated with Robbie (the Sex God), spends a lot of time trying to flatten her fringe, improve her complexion, and fit a yoga routine into her busy schedule, and worries that her mother might be having a passionate affair with the man who's decorating their living room. Meanwhile, her best friend Jas is falling for Robbie's younger brother Tom, her little sister Libby (who is quite mad) is always hitting people and saying "bad boy!", and her cat is terrorising the neighbour's poodle.
But it's not just the plot that makes this book so brilliant, it's the writing. Even when Georgia's talking about totally mundane aspects of her life, she's just SO FUNNY while doing it! I don't know how Louise Rennison writes so perfectly from the point of view of a teenager.
I maintain the 5 star rating I gave this book when I first read it back in high school.