Sep 17, 2010

Nostalgic Friday: Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson

Welcome back to Nostalgic Friday! Since I love all things historical (culturally, physically, and personally) I do a post on Fridays honoring some awesome book that is a bit older. Many of them are books I enjoyed in my teens and others are books that I discovered as an adult that I think are relevant to YA readers.

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by British comedienne Louise Rennison is by far one of the most hilarious books ever! Originally published in 1999, this became (IMHO) one of the best written and most amusing teen series of the early 2000s.

In the first installment of this ten part series (that's still being written) we meet the lovely and flamboyant Georgia Nicolson. This 14-year-old has taken to recording her life's moments in the old tradition of a journal. With a little sister with bladder control issues, a gigantic cat capable of disastrous things, and those crazy lovable people she's forced to live with (her parents), Georgia's life is certainly never dull.

And then he shows up in her life. The Sex God. He's smooth and sweet and just the right amount of shady. Totally gorgeous, Georgia naturally finds herself lusting after him. Although her friends are not making her infatuation easy to hide. Between friends quarreling and her best friend Jas being sick, Georgia has got her work cut out for her.

This book is made of win if for no other reason than it has a glossary of British terminology in the back since the series is set in Britain. Louise gives Georgia such a personality that I think it would be difficult for any reader to resist her charms. Georgia goes through all sorts of awkward stages during the course of the book series and I'm pretty sure that everyone can relate to at least one situation. I kind of prefer the daydream scene with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. :D

Witty, amusing, and never dull, this series is sure to blow your socks off!


Andrea said...

I love that book so much. It was makes me laugh and the movie is cute too.

Marci said...

Movie there's a movie???????!!!!!!