Desperate for further, further confessions of the hilarious protagonist of Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
and On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God
? You're in luck! Just in the nick of time, Georgia Nicolson is back, regaling her reading audience with the trials and tribulations of life as a British teen. Sure, Georgia is thrilled to still be the girlfriend of the Sex God. And yet, Dave the Laugh (her "red herring" ex-beau) isn't looking so bad himself these days. Meanwhile, as our heroine is updating her 1-to-10 snogging scale (6-1/4 is lip nibbling, otherwise known in Georgia-speak as "nip libbling"), her huge misbehaving cat, Angus, is on the verge of a trip to the vet to have his "chimney swept" in an effort to tone down his passion for the neighboring sex kitten, Naomi.
Louise Rennison's outrageously funny series, written in minute-by-minute diary form, perfectly captures the agonizing je ne sais quoi of adolescence in all its schizophrenic glory and comes complete with glossary for Georgia's oh-so-dim American chums. (Ages 12 and older) --Emilie Coulter
From Publishers Weekly
Readers who became addicted to Georgia's hilarious reflections on adolescence, recorded in journal-like entries, in Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging and On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God will not be disappointed with this latest installment. The laugh-out-loud events begin when the heroine must leave her Sex God behind to go on holiday with her family in Och-aye land (Scotland), where the teens hang out at a 24-hour supermarket ("Is that the groovy thing to do up there then?" asks SG's brother; "No, it's the only thing to do," the narrator replies). There, Angus befriends a "retired sheepdog," that rounds up "things like chickens, passing cars... old Scottish people doing their haggis shopping." Upon her return, Georgia's reunion with the Sex God occasions an "emergency snogging scale update" (from "1. Holding hands" to "10. The full monty"). Cumulative jokes build on events from the previous novels; some highlights include her "apology" to Mr. Attwood, to whom she "caused injuries" in the last installment, her ongoing "friendship" with P. Green, whom she rescued last term ("Look, P. Green, we can be mates but I'll have to see you in secret because you are a bit dim") and, at the novel's conclusion, a party game of "True. Dare. Kiss or Promise" pairs her up with Dave the Laugh ("a dumpee of mine") for a prolonged snog and inspires renewed confusion. With whom will she end up? Must she choose? Perhaps she can have it (them) all. Teens will identify with Georgia's competing emotions even as they laugh their way through every situation. Ages 13-up.
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