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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging

My dear readers, settle in while I tell you a little story. When I was in grade eight, which would be like thirteen years old, I decided my eyebrows were too close together. Ten minutes or so and a pair of tweezers later, the gap between them was a good centimetre, maybe more, wider. That may not seem like a lot, but you look like an idiot nonetheless. This little story does have a point, as you'll see in just a moment.

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Summary (from the back of the book): Angus: My mixed-breed cat, half domestic tabby, half Scottish wildcat. The size of a small Labrador, only mad.

Thongs: Stupid underwear. What's the point of them, anyway? They just go up your bum, as far as I can tell.

Full-frontal Snogging: Kissing with all the trimmings, lip to lip, open mouth, tongues... everything.

Her dad's got the mentality of a Teletubby (only not so developed). Her cat, Angus, is trying to eat the poodle next door. And her best friend thinks she looks like an alien - just because she accidentally shaved off her eyebrows. Ergghhhlack. Still, add a little boy-stalking, teacher-baiting, and full-frontal snogging with a Sex God, and Georgia's year might just turn out to be the most fabbitty fab fab ever!

Review: This was possibly one of the funniest books I've ever read. Georgia is a hilarious narrator. At times some of the things she came up with just cracked me up. Like she starts calling her mother "Mutter" (Mutti for short) and her father "Vater" (Vati for short), as she's taking German at her school, and actually continues that throughout the book.

One part that absolutely cracked me up was after she accidentally shaved off her eyebrows and she's hiding from the world in her room. (Just so you all know, Libby is her little sister, two or three years old.)

The only nice person is Libby. She was stroking where my eyebrows used to be and then she went and brought me a lump of cheese. Great. I have become ratwoman.

Absolutely hilarious and the entire book is like that. At times I actually had to stop myself from laughing out loud because I was reading it at night.

My only issue is perhaps some of the subject material is a little old for a girl who's only fourteen, but that could easily be that I'm simply in denial about the fact that fourteen year old girls are dealing with things like that. Otherwise, though, I loved this book and would recommend it without a second thought and I'm looking forward to reading the others in this series.

Conclusion: A good, fun book definitely worth checking out.

So that's all for now. Happy reading guys.
Yours, Laina


  1. I saw the film on my way over to England early on this month. I thought a lot of it was very good. The main thing for me was it was filmed in Eastbourne. That is 6 miles from where I used to live before moving to US. It was funny seeing all the sites and realizing that they filmed some stuff in Brighton and other places for instance. But could relate to it well.

  2. Is it horrible to admit I didn't know this was a movie? lol

  3. Its new laina no worries. wanna read it

  4. I've read the book and the next few in the series. They are hilarious aren't they? :D Not many books make you laugh that hard.

    The movies pretty good at sticking the the novels (it's based on one and two in the series). I *kind* of liked it. Enjoyed the novel way more though.

    One of the things I like best about these novels are the titles! They're so cute and funny.

  5. I'm an american girl and I just loved the British humor (humour?) in this book. :)

  6. I'm usually pretty good at spotting movies that are made from books. It must not have been advertised much here. (Canada.)

    It is hilarious, and I loved the British humour, too. I was laughing reading the GLOSSARY.

  7. This one looks uber interesting. And I tagged you here.



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