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Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging - Louise Rennison

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Genre: Junior Books / Author: Louise Rennison / Paperback / 256 Pages / Book is published 2005-08-01 by HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks / Alternative title: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson: Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging

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      18.02.2010 14:03
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      A fantastic read .

      Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging is the first chapter in the hilarious series of books about the young protagonist Georgia Nicolson. Written by the hilarious Louise Rennison, this story is about the life of a young girl in Brighton.

      Synopsis

      The book is written in the style of a diary format and follows the life of Georgia in a first hand format allowing for a fantastic teenage commentary on everything and anything.

      In the first installment Georgia and her friends are desperately seeking their first boyfriends and their first kiss. Their voyage into 'womanhood' is not always smooth and many of the woes of teenage adolescence are raised which results in side-splitting consequences.

      Some of the hilarious shananigons involve Georgia shaving off both her eyebrows, going to a party dresseed as a stuffed olive and and spying on her arch enemy 'Wet Lindsey'.

      The story has many new and inventive words that are explained in the handy 'dictionary' at the back of this book.

      My Opinion

      I love this book and have read it many times during my life, everytime I read it I laugh just as hard as I did the very first time.

      I would recommend this book to anyone aged eleven years and above (as long as they have a good sense of humour). My older brother and father have both really enjoyed all of the Georgia books.

      Overall it is a great story with a great character list that will entertain everyone. You can't help but laugh at this book.

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        15.10.2009 21:26
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        Great book!

        Enitially I bought this book 'Angus Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging' after seeing a few friends reading it and reccomending it, but never thought that I would end up loving the books and accumilating every single one in the collection!

        The first book if based on the life of a school girl, Georgia Nicolson. She is a teenager, so as you may guess this is a typicel teengage book, going through all the 'difficulties' of 'growing up;, including friend ship bust ups, the wierd world of boys, families, etc!

        It is a really good book if you feel like a LAUGH OUT LOUD moment and is definitley not something serious and should maybe be taken as a pinch of salt.

        Although this book was most likely enitially written for teenagers, I thinjk that adults with a sense of humour and want something light and funny would enjoy it too and like me may end up buying the whole series!

        The book covers an array of characters in the 'teenage world' each leading various lives. Although these are many characters you soon get to grips with all of them and each of them are given nick names such as 'Mark big gob' and ect, there are also these little silly names for other things including the weather such as 'nippy noodles' for cold weather and 'piddly diddly department' for the toilets. As you can probably tell from this that it is a silly book.

        It is jam packed off hilarious moments, which would suit a teenagers lifestyle perfectly, although rarely, if ever happens such as shaving off your eyebrows, gluing your eye lids together and many more!

        It is a good read (also a quick read) and although there are silly names and pathetic jokes it is the type of book where you just can't put it down and I would definitley reccomend it!

        Perfect for a girly night in with your favourite glass of wine and a good bubble bath!

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        11.09.2009 19:06
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        Fantastic! Buy this if you have a moody teenage girl

        I read this book at the age of 14 and I have to say I could 100% relate to the main character, in fact me and my best friend became extremely suspicious as the story wore on that we were being followed, and many of our idiotic dances, attempts to snare boys and ways to avoid detention were being copied and published in this fantastically funny book.

        If you are a teenager, buy this book, it is laugh-out-loud material and the first in a series of around 10 books. (I've only got the last one left to read now!)

        It mocks the old, celebrates the silly and sympathises with teenagers.

        This particular book in the series follows 13 year old Georgia Nicholson as she goes back to secondary school after the summer holidays, meets a sex God named Robbie, accidently snogs Whelk Boy instead of Robbie, uses Dave-the-laugh as a red herring (but don't think you've seen the last of him!) and has her breast used as an arm rest by Mark The Big Gob (much to her confusion and the readers hilarity).

        I'd definitely recommend this book to any 13-16 year old (bear in mind, I'm almost 20 and still laugh out loud when I read it) and the following ones in the series.

        It got me through many a heartbreak by cheering me up and me and my best friend in school became obsessed with buying the latest book.

        I will warn you though, you may become increasingly annoyed with Wet Lindsay!

        The story and plot differs significantly to the plot of the film.

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        19.07.2009 17:12
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        You will NEVER be disappointed!

        These books are just INSANE!! Nothing like 'em. Reading this book is so different in so many different ways, but so relatable and SO FUNNY!

        In a nutshell, the series of books that start with Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, are the diaries of Georgia Nicolson. Georgia is a girl after out own hearts- she has beauty crises, goes on 'the rack of love', selotapes her fringe down, makes fun of her woodland loving friend, tries crazy traps to snag boys, and spies on her enemy who wears thongs.

        But the difference to other teen-girl books is that these are real and have grubby moments and embarrassing parents. The author Louise Rennison really knows that life can be a 'bit poo and merde' sometimes, haha! The diary is in little snippets at times of the day so it's light and easy to follow and to stop and start.

        There are so many books in this series now, but this is the original and it sees Georgia getting snogging lessons, getting a boyfriend with the biggest lips ever, but eventually stopping her brain from falling out for just enough time to finally get with SG (Robbie the Sex God). Her character isn't made fun of because it's in the first person, Georgia writes the diary herself, so you go along with her crazy ideas like bleaching a streak of her hair with bathroom bleach as they really seem like something you might consider when facing a date with a guy much older.

        Georgia also has her Ace Gang, a group of 'pallies' who have boy dramas too, and you find out about their gossip and they even have funny words they use for everyday things, such as cold being 'nippy noodles' and boobs as 'nunga nungas'- you'll have to read to see how they were formed!

        All you need to do is read a tiny extract online to get a feel for these books. They are so light to read and very refreshing. Unlike some first, pilot books, this really is a classic and doesn't need any improvements as Rennison continues the diaries. Classic Georgia Nicolson. She's hilarious!

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          12.04.2009 20:13
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          You will laugh out loud reading this, a very well written book which is the first of many in the set

          I love to read. usually, this kind of book wouldn't appeal to me, but after reading the blurb, I was enticed. It's a very simple blurb, but it pulled me in:

          "There are so many things wrong with my life:

          I have a 3 year old sister who may have peed somewhere in my room

          My so called 'pet', Angus, just spat at me.

          I went to a party dressed as a stuffed olive."

          I have read the version that came out with the film. It's the same book, just a different cover, so maybe the blurb is different too.

          From the first page, I knew this book would be good. The author, Louise rennison, has done a great job of putting herself into her character's shoes. It's as if she is Georgie Nicholson.
          I laughed out load many times while reading this book, something that my friends, and other reviewers here, have said they did too. It's the way it's written; short, witty sentences sometimes containing the most random things, yet not so random that you are left merely thinking, 'uh...what's the point?'

          Georgie Nicholson is a typical teenager, and the things that she experiences in this book are typical teenage dramas, only even more funny.

          This book would definatly appeal to most females, whatever age. Although, I reckon some of the topics may be for older children upwards. Even if you can't stand typical books written for teenage girls, this one is enjoyable by all. Some men may even enjoy it, although, I daresay some men would find the talk of breasts ect a little squeemish.

          If you like Bridget Jones, you will love this.

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          19.01.2009 23:12

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          Would go so far as to say it's the funniest book I've ever read

          I'm not normally a book person and I can't remember the reason I picked up this book so many years ago but the quality of writing has been so good that I have bought every book by Louise Rennison since.

          Even though the Georgie Nicholson series is aimed at the younger teenage reader I think it would appeal to adults through the ages especially women through nostalgia of being at age where you could relate to the madness of Georgia's life.

          It really is laugh out loud funny and although I'm not sure which of the series I think is best of all the books, "Angus, Thongs & Full Frontal Snogging" is probably the flagship title which will either entice you further into the storyline and character of eccentric Georgie Nicholson.

          I don't think the film version did the book justice at all as well as being factually incorrect in many ways, and would definetly recommend reading the book before you even considered watching the movie.

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          30.10.2008 23:01
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          A funny book for women of any age.

          This is quite possibly the funniest book I have ever read. I'm not usually one of those people who laughs out loud but when I was reading this book I did.
          The book is the diary of a teenage girl named Georgia. She writes all about her life, her family, her friends and her first experience of romance.
          These books are aimed at teenagers but as an adult I can tell you that if you have ever been a teenage girl you will be able to relate to these books and that for me made them even funnier. Georgia has a habit of getting herself into embarassing situations and I can totally see myself at her age in the same situations. I think I just have the kind of sense of humour where I laugh at embarassing situations, especially my own so when I read about someone doing silly and embarassing things that I know are the kind of thing I would have done at her age I just find it really funny.
          I think this first book was the best out of the entire series and I would definitely recommend them to anyone. They're really easy reading, even for teenage books, because of the format that they take so if you have a couple of hours to spare or need cheering up then I would recommend reading this.
          I think the Rennison portrays Georgia in a very realistic way which is a huge plus for me. Georgia isn't perfect, she isn't really awful either she's just a typical teenagers- a little bit selfish, obsessed with things like makeup and boys and with no real perspective on the world. Everything is so introverted and things like having a spot are huge issues. It reminded me so much of my teenage years. I think one of the things I liked about reading this as an adult is that it took me back to a time when things were far simpler but when things felt much worse. Like the world was going to end because you had a bad haircut.
          There is a great selection of backup characters in this book too and the interaction between all of the girls, and some of the boys is very funny but at the same time so realistic.

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            15.10.2005 23:42
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            this book is fantastic for making you laugh

            Angus, thongs and full frontal snogging, you may think that this is a sex book designed for women over the age of 16 from the title, but it is actually a teenage comedy book, (but you would be right in thinking that it is a women’s book) about a cat that cannot control who he gets pregnant (Angus the cat), thongs - seeing your enemy wear them, and never having snogged a member of the opposite sex before; so that you go insane and end up having snogging lessons from someone you don’t like so much. Georgia has to go to an all-girl’s school because her parents want her to go there. They have to wear berets at the school and Georgia and her friends are always coming up with silly ideas about wearing them differently just to annoy the teachers; especially the caretaker and gardener Elvis, which they just lurve to wind up and torture.

            Boys and Thongs

            It starts off having her best friend, jazzy (who is completely insane) falling in love with someone who works at the greengrocer and persuades her (Georgia) into walking by the shop casually but finding that he isn’t in, but that his hot, drop dead older brother is instead and so Georgia ends up falling madly in love with him. They go to many gigs to try and see him (because they found out that he is in a band) with their other friends, and so jazzy ends up going out with tom. But each time they go to one of his gigs, Georgia gets even more tongue tied as he speaks to her, and gets even more heart-broken when she finds out that her enemy who’s two years above her and a school prefect is going out with him. After that, Georgia and her friends spy and stalk her until one day, after school, they go round the back of her house, and look through her bedroom window to find that she wears thongs!

            Full Frontal Snogging

            This is the full frontal snogging part of the book. Well, Georgia, at the start of the book, hadn’t even kissed a guy, let alone snogged one, and so like most teenagers in her position, they end up thinking
            o That she is ugly and unattractive
            o That no guy would ever want to kiss her
            o That the spot on her nose is the cause of this problem
            o Hat Sex god (aka Robbie) will never like her in that way
            o And that she needs to go to an ugly home
            And because of this, she ends up being told by one of her best mates that there is this guy that will teach you how to kiss and snog. Peter Dyer was his name and as Georgia was so desperate, she ended up on his door step, asking for snogging lessons. A few days later, she humiliates herself in front of Sex God and his girlfriend wet Lindsey by letting peter do whatever he wants to her at a party- until SG and Lindsey comes out and spots them that is.

            Angus

            Then there is her overweight, sex-mad cat who is also in love, but with Georgia’s neighbors pedigree cat.Her owners are posh ‘nothing will ever be good enough for our cat’ snobs who turn their nose up at angus and his antics. Angus loves to hunt for mice and other living things and ends up dragging it through the house and annoying ‘Vati’ (the German word for father that Georgia calls him because he is too embarrassing for the word ‘dad’ or ‘father’) and so eventually, what with all the yelling from the over the road neighbors about angus liking to use their cat as a sex toy, it drives Vati mad and angus ends up getting his trouser snake cut off. This then makes Georgia unhappy and sad. I mean would Vati like it if he had his trouser snake cut off? No he wouldn’t, he’d be in agony and would hate it! Why should sex mad Angus suffer then?

            Conclusion

            This is an all round good book to get your teeth into especially with summer coming up. If you go sunbathing and read it while you wait for your tan, then be careful if passers by stare at you wetting yourself with laughter because you’ll only have yourself to blame! But overall, this book I would rate a 9 and half out of ten, because the follow up books are even funnier (and the fact that people stare at you while you are laughing at this book!).

            Prizes this book has won

            The nestle Smarties book prize

            Contact information
            Scholastic Children’s books
            Commonwealth House
            1-19 Oxford Street
            London
            WC1A 1NU
            UK

            thanks for reading

            angiex

            NB also on ciao under my name angiebabyqueen.

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              17.04.2003 22:10

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              What HAS Georgia been up to now??? - Advantages: HILARIOUSLY FUNNY , A PERFECT BOOK FOR A RAINY DAY., I ADORE HER PHRASES, THEY'RE JUST MARVY!!! - Disadvantages: NOT MUCH DETAIL

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            Series: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson / A female Adrian Mole - or a teenage Bridget Jones. Brilliantly funny, teenage angst author Louise Rennison's first book about the confessions of crazy but lovable Georgia Nicolson. Now repackaged in a gorgeous new paperback and looking even fatter than ever. Louise is an international best-selling author and her books can't fail to make you laugh out loud. There are six things very wrong with my life: 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; it is on my nose; I have a three-year-old sister who may have peed somewhere in my room; 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'; I am very ugly and need to go into an ugly home; I went to a party dressed as a stuffed olive.