Movie Mondays: On Mondays, I will review a book series or novel that has been made into a movie. I will then answer the question that everyone asks: which is better, the movie or the book? Here is this week’s offering:
Book: Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison | Movie: Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
Which did I read/see first? BOOKS
Book Cover | Movie Poster
Series: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
Genre: Teen, Humour, British
While it took me a while to get into the book, once I did, it was hard to put down. It had been such a long time since I read something that made me laugh out loud.
Georgia is crazy (in a good way!) and her antics and friends match her in every way. It’s such a cast of characters and they all help make the books awesome, but it is definitely Georgia who steals the show. She is extremely witty and despite her and I having nothing in common, I want her for a best friend. Life would never be dull and these books definitely weren’t.
A great, humour teen series that those who enjoy humour should pick up.
Series Review: Full series review here!.
Similar Reads: Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones, #1) and Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski (Magic in Manhattan, #1)
I was really excited when I learned they were making this into a movie. It sucked that it wasn’t initially released in North America, but it eventually made its way here and I remember having an awesome time watching it with my two friends who had also read the series.
While lots of things where changed in the movie, you still got the general gist of Georgia’s world that is portrayed in the books. The movie wasn’t as funny, but it had its moments.
The cast, from what I can remember, were what I pictured and I thought they all did a great job.
I can’t help but think that this series would have made a better TV show. I’m seeing Awkward meets Britain as I type this. I think a TV show would have been a better idea though I am glad the movie was made!
So, which is better: the book or the movie?
In this case, the winner is the BOOKS . They are just so funny and the stuff that happens in them is a lot more entertaining than what happens in the movie.
Do you agree? Leave a comment below!
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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