Series Review: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison

SERIESous’ Top Book Series: #15
Series: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
Author: Louise Rennison
# of Books: 10 (Find the complete list here)
Complete?: Yes
Genre: Teen, British, Humour, Romance
Heat Rating: cool
Movie Review: Catch my thoughts on the movie here!

Thoughts:

I’m not sure what possessed me to pick up Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (ATFFS)–ok, that’s a lie. It’s hard to read a title like that and NOT be curious!

I remember cracking open ATFFS and thinking, WTF?! It was a little weird to say the least. Georgia was a little off her rocker and I couldn’t believe that someone would actually think that way. But as I read more of the book, I discovered that this is part of her charm and what makes these books awesome. I was probably halfway through when I realize I was addicted and I couldn’t wait for more of her adventure. I also remember being extremely upset at not having the sequel on hand as I was away on vacation.

I could go through each of the books individually, but we would be here all day 😛 So in a nut shell, here are my thoughts on why I love this series:

  1. They are hilarious! Even the titles alone get me when I read them (you can’t imagine the number of times I chuckled as I was adding the covers to this post). Now, there are two important things to note about the humour:
    1. The humour isn’t for everyone. Particularly if you don’t enjoy British humour or that of adolescent girls. Most of the time you are just laughing at the ridiculousness of Georgia and her comments about her daily life so if you don’t enjoy odd-ball characters, AVOID!
    2. If you are reading this book in public, no one will understand why you are reading a book titled “Away Laughing on a Fast Camel” or “Startled by His Furry Shorts”. I remember reading one of these books at work and a co-worker asked me what I was reading and I embarrassingly told her. She laughed because luckily she was familiar with the series, but it could have been extremely awkward if she hadn’t been. Also, you can expect to laugh out loud at parts, so be warned if you plan on reading this on the bus.
  2. The characters are a lot of fun. The things they do and how they act is not only hilarious but it is often over the top. You pick out your favourites of course, but I enjoyed all the characters throughout the series.
  3. It’s British. I think I wish I could be British at times, I have a slight obsession with tea, British music artists and I love anything BBC produces (who doesn’t really?). So I think it was fun learning the British slang that Georgia uses–though I think some of it is best classified as “Georgia Slang” as I am sure a majority of British citizens do not use the word “nuddy-pants” on a regular basis.
  4. We all secretly wish our lives were this awesome in high school. I wish I could do half the things Georgia does in her adventures so I liked living vicariously through her.

Conclusion:

This series is one of the funniest I have ever read. There was a never a dull moment in any of these books and I remember reading the last one and thinking, “I don’t want this to be over!” While not everyone’s cup of tea (no British pun intended!), if you want to try a fun series that will make you laugh out loud at the antics of one girl and her group of pals, this is a series you won’t want to miss!

Rating: 5/5

See my thoughts on the movie here!

Similar Reads: Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones, #1) and Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski (Magic in Manhattan, #1)

Synopsis for Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (from Goodreads):
There are six things very wrong with my life:

1. 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.

2. It is on my nose

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

4. 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.

5. I am very ugly and need to go into an ugly home.

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

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