From School Library Journal
Grade 7-9-Fans of this self-absorbed teen won't be disappointed in this latest installment of her journal, which contains more of the same humor and detailed observations of the minutiae of adolescent life found in the first three books. However, the teen's total "shallowosity" can be somewhat tiresome. By the fourth book, one might hope for growth of her character, along with her "nunga-nungas" (breasts). Plot-wise, this book picks up where the last one left off. Georgia is still in love with Robbie, the SG (sex god), but is increasingly confused by her feelings for Dave-the-Laugh. Temporary distractions include her cat Angus impregnating a feline across the road, a class trip to Paris, and being made captain of the hockey team. But-"sadnosity"-at novel's end, the SG is off to Kiwi-a-gogo land (New Zealand) to work on an ecological farm. Georgia will be left alone with Dave-the-Laugh. Clearly, further confessions are on the way.Ronni Krasnow, New York Public Library
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Gr. 7-10. The fourth and ("probably") final entry into Georgia Nicolson's diary is as loopy and laugh filled as ever. The plot? Well, if it matters, Georgia has chosen Robby the Sex God over Dave the Laugh, and lots of good snogging ensues. But Georgia continues to experience red-bottomisity, as other boys besides Robby look good to her. Subplots? Angus the cat has gotten the kitty across the street pregnant, despite having his "trouser snake addendums" removed. True, this doesn't sound like much, but in the hands of Rennison, it's hysterical. Most of the fun stuff comes from the language, of course, and once again a glossary is provided for those who don't know their "conk" (nose) from their "bum-oley" ("quite literally their bottom hole"). The book also is permeated by a manic energy coupled with an utter disdain that pretty much says teenager.
Bye-bye, Georgia; we'll miss you dancing in front of the open window in your nuddy-pants. Ilene CooperCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved