a hoot and a half

For Christmas, my b-chan got me a copy of the last volume in Louise Rennison’s Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series, Are these my basoomas I see before me?

I started reading this series when I was a senior in high school, so there’s a bit of nostalgia in my reading.

Those of you who are unfamiliar with Georgia will be wondering at the title. Well, the thing is, the Georgia books are a mad comedy diary series starring boy-crazy Georgia Nicolson, a 15-year-old with a half-breed Scottish wildcat named Angus, an equally wild little sister who is obsessed with Heidi, a family of loons, and the best Viking dancing mates in town.

These are some of the funniest books that I have ever read and one of the only series that has made me laugh out loud in an embarrassing, what is that mad girl laughing at? sort of way.

In this, the final installment, Georgia prepares for comedy gold as Merc-lurk-io (Mercutio) in the school’s production of Rom and Jul, but is distracted by the call of the Hornmeister, Dave the Laugh, and the Pizza-a-gogo mating call of Massimo, the Italian Stallion Luurve God.

I was more than pleased with the way that the series ended. After so many years, I didn’t want Georgia to end without a last laugh and I was not disappointed. I think now that the series is ended, I will try to go back and re-read it as a whole, though this will have to wait till I have gone through some of the TBR books. Though I enjoyed them all, I can now conclude that Angus, thongs, and full-frontal snogging (Book 1) and Startled by his furry shorts (Book 7) are my favorites.

If I had to describe these books to someone who had never heard of them, I would say that they are a like slightly pervy, on-the-cusp of maturing (maturiosity) Bridget Jones’s Diary type books. The humor is definitely what you would expect from a silly 15-year-old girl obsessed with boys and lippy, but if you like that sort of thing, you won’t be disappointed.

On another note, Angus has been turned into a movie and will be coming out soonish: Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging

2 thoughts on “a hoot and a half

    • I’m sure there are plenty of people who don’t like them. They are a bit vapid and essentially pointless; I think it’s a kind of humor that you either like or hate. I think part of the appeal for me is nostalgia.

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