Angus, thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
Georgia Nicolson #1
Published April 20th 2000 by Harper Teen
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!”
Review: If you don’t know about this series is already, you should. I remember reading the series (in random order) at around 14 when I picked it up at my school library. This book is the first in the Georgia Nicolson series and is a journal written by, of course, Georgia Nicolson. I really enjoyed reading this book. I found myself connecting with Georgia, and it was nice to go back in time a little bit where things were less serious.
The book itself is extremely fast paced, seeing how it’s written in journal format. A word of caution: the book does contain a lot of British slang, so if you are unfamiliar with it, you may be a little confused. Georgia also creates her own slang of sorts throughout the book – but not to worry, both British and Georgia slang are later explained at the back of the book in the glossary (where Georgia herself hilariously explains it to you).
There isn’t much of a plot. It’s a book mostly targeted to girls about 14 ages or so; everything is pretty simple and easy to comprehend. The book basically follows Georgia throughout the year and her interactions with her family, her crazy cat and the Ace Gang and of course, the Sex God. Georgia is your typical 14 year old teenager who is obsessed with boys, in her coming-of-age years and wackily overdramatic. Hilarity ensues.
Funny, silly and downright fun, I will definitely continue reading the rest of the books in the series.