Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Review:Angus,Thongs and full-frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
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.
The first book of the hilarious Georgia Nicolson diaries will make you laugh till you die of laughter .Georgia is a 14 year old girl and she believes that her nose is huge and that she is very ugly. So she is obsessed with getting a nose job done and getting a plastic surgery to make her look more beautiful. She and her Ace Gang,her group of three friends,Jas,Ellen,Jools, indulge in sleepovers,’serious’ discussions about make-up,boys and lesbians!Georgia writes about several crazy encounters that she has with guys-her cousin,James,tries to kiss her and one of the boys,Mark,living on the same street as hers comes up to her and places his hands on her ‘basoomas’! And in the middle of all this Georgia has to deal with several problems that she thinks she has,like her parents,her pet cat Angus,her large nose,her ugliness,her love and hopes to start a relationship with Robbie(or Sex God,as she calls him) who has a girlfriend,Lindsay and her wondering if she is a lesbian as well as schizophrenic! There are several funny incidents that takes place in her school that she mentions and also write about her weird teachers at school,Mrs.Hawkeye,Herr Kamyer and Miss Stamp.And there is also the mad school caretaker,Elvis.
The book is funny and there are several instances where the reader will find themselves rolling with laughter especially when Georia,alongwith her group of friends goes to a professional kisser,Peter’s house after school to practice kissing and Peter compliments her by saying that she is a natural!
The book is funny and a page-turner.I quite like the book especially the sincerity with which Georgia writes down all her insecurities and triumphs and we can all identify with the 14 year old Georgia’s haste in wanting to grow up. Hers is a very realistic character. This book,for me,is a winner.