Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging | Louise Rennison | Reviewed by Taylah
Sunday, 10 February 2013
I have some sad news. This will be my last scheduled review for Blogger's Bookshelf. I'll be taking a step back from blogging for a while but will hopefully contribute every now and then for guest posts. I was originally going to review The Host by Stephanie Meyer for you all as the trailers for the book adaption have started to appear on the net. But, I've had a change of heart. I've decided for my last review I'd love to review my first book. I call it my first book as in it was the first book I read that I really fell in love with, the one that really drew me into reading.
Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal snogging is a young adult book that I find absolutely hilarious. The book follows Georgia Nicholson's witty journal entries as she struggles with her "mortifying" life. The book really is a typical teen read, there's love, family issues and friendship battles. As a 12 year old reading this book for the first time I thought it was perfect, when I go back and read it now as an 18 year old I still feel myself relating to Georgia's life. The main plot line of this book follows hilarious ill fated crush on an older guy, "sex god" Robbie who plays in the band Stiff Dylans. Disaster strikes multiple times throughout the book in her mission to have Robbie has her own. This equals to a lot agonizing third party embarrassment moments.
Louise Rennison's characters are by far my favourite part of her books, as well as the English slang. It took a while for an Aussie like me to pick up the slang (thank god for the glossary at the back or I never would have known what snogging was). There's little in the way of character development, but the character traits and witty thoughts of Georgia are quite possibly the highlight of the books.
I also really enjoyed how the book is written in journal entries, in particular the way the entries have a time or a place sometimes. It's easy to feel like you're there with Georgia, participating in her day to day life. Louise has a way of writing in a past present that sounds like it's truly happening for the first time as you read it.
I can honestly say this book is one of my favourites I've ever read. I have friends that I can be with and we just quote the book aloud. The book is basically a quote gold field. It's almost like Mean girls in literature form.
There's also a very popular film adaption of the book which I was so thrilled to purchase the day it came out. It's almost as hilarious as the book, but we all know a movie adaption can never quite be perfect. The movie is a mixture of the first and second book in the Georgia Nicholson series. I recommend watching it if you haven't, Aaron Johnson goes alright for a bit of eye candy. But to be quite honest I'm a bit of a Dave the Laugh girl myself.
I'd definitely give Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging a 5 out of 5. It's my book, my first favourite book. I'll always have a copy with me in the future. I feel the themes are almost ageless and will always be hilarious. If you're up for a lighthearted read, check out this book. There's not doubt about it, you'll be laughing your knickers off!
And I'm out everyone! Happy reading - Taylah.