Wednesday, December 4, 2013
On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God by Louise Rennison
Author: Louise Rennison
Publication Date: 2000
Length: 243 pages
Warning: This is a review of the second book in the series, and may therefore contain spoilers from the first book.
So, Georgia is finally dating the Sex God, but things never just go smoothly in Georgia's life. Her mom tells her they're going to New Zealand to visit her dad. Her cat, Angus, is driving the new neighbours crazy by flirting with their fancy cat, and before long Robbie breaks things off, saying that Georgia's too young for him (which is true, but try telling Georgia that). She decides that to get him back, she must practice maturiosity and glaciosity, and have a Red Herring, aka a poor innocent boy she pretends to like just to make Robbie jealous.
Georgia really is quite dreadful. It shows a lot in this book. Dave the Laugh is such a sweetheart, and I'm sure if it weren't for the Sex God she'd see that. But he's just a Red Herring to her, and it's so sad to see how she squanders a potentially great relationship in order to get back the boy who makes her weak at the knees, and yet seems to have no other good qualities. (OK, I'm not a Robbie fan. Is it obvious?)
OK, now that that's out of my system: this book is filled with hilariousity and fabulousity. Libby is such a hilarious character. She really is quite mad. Like whenever Georgia tells her not to do something, usually to prevent poo from getting everywhere, Libby just says "shh, bad boy!". And how she can like suck on Angus' nose, when he'll attack anyone else who touches him.
Also: Sven. I want more Sven in these books. Is it just me, or did he switch from Danish to Swedish since the first book? Maybe Georgia just doesn't understand northern European geoggers.