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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

Confessions of Georgia Nicolson

by Louise Rennison

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
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  • First Published:
    Apr 2000, 256 pages
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    Apr 2001, 272 pages

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In the spirit of Bridget Jones' Diary, this fresh, irreverent, and simply hilarious book will leave you laughing out loud.

Angus: My mixed-breed cat, half domestic tabby, half Scottish wildcat. The size of a small Labrador, only mad. Likes to stalk Mr. and Mrs. Next Door's poodle. I used to drag him around on a lead, but, as I explained to Mrs. Next Door, he ate it.

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

Full-Frontal Snogging: Kissing with the trimmings, lip to lip, open mouth, tongues...everything (apart from dribble, which is never acceptable). As taught to me by a professional snogger.

In this wildly funny journal of a year in the life of Georgia Nicolson, British author Louise Rennison has perfectly captured the soaring joys and bottomless angst of being a teenager. In the spirit of Bridget Jones' Diary, this fresh, irreverent, and simply hilarious book will leave you laughing out loud. As Georgia would say, it's "Fabbity fab fab!"

(This book was first published in the UK with the title It's Okay, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers)

Sunday August 23rd

my bedroom
raining


10.00 am
Dad had Uncle Eddie round so naturally they had to come and nose around and see what I was up to. If Uncle Eddie (who is bald as a coot -- two coots, in fact) says to me one more time, "Should bald heads be buttered?" I may kill myself. He doesn't seem to realize that I no longer wear romper-suits. I feel like yelling at him, "I am fourteen years old, Uncle Eddie! I am bursting with womanhood, I wear a bra! OK, it's a bit on the loose side and does ride up round my neck I if run for the bus "but the womanly potential is there, you bald coot!"

Talking of breasts, I'm worried that I may end up like the rest of the women in my family, with just the one bust, like a sort of shelf affair. Mum can balance things on hers when her hands are full--at parties, and so on, she can have a sandwich and drink and save a snack for later by putting it on her shelf. It's very ...

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USA Today

In the style of a younger Bridget Jones, Georgia writes with high drama about parents, school and boys. Whether describing moments of desolation or rhapsodic joy, she has exquisite comic timing. Rennison includes a funny glossary to cover all the terms, such as snogging (kissing), unfamiliar to American readers.

The New York Times

Suppose you combine two modern British diarists, Adrian Mole and Bridget Jones...here's what you'd get...raunchy and quite funny.

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Brash, heedless, and extremely--sometimes even intentionally--funny, Georgia is sort of a British version of Naylor's Alice absent mature authorial guidance...With highspirited and exhausting intensity Georgia flings herself from one crisis to another, helplessly authentic and helplessly humerous in her escapades.

Publisher's Weekly

Rennison exquisitely captures the fine art of the adolescent ability to turn chaos into stand-up comedy.

School Library Journal

...enjoy the wit and wisdom of this charming British import...those who relish humor will be satisfied. Fresh, lively and engaging.

Booklist - Michael Cart

American readers wondering what on earth full-frontal snogging is will find the answer in the helpful (and hilarious) glossary appended to this antic diary of a year in the life of an English girl named Georgia Nicolson.... This fabbity, fab, fab novel will leave readers cheering, Long live the teen! and anxiously awaiting the promised sequel.

Seventeen (UK)

Anyone who's ever ridden the roller coaster of adolescence will relate to 14-year old Georgia Nicholson's hysterically funny journal.

The Sunday Telegraph (UK)

It's Bridget Jones for teenagers -- but funnier! Expect Potter-esque queues for the sequel.

The Guardian (UK)

You know when you really should stop laughing and everyone is looking at you? This was me reading the manuscript on the train. This is a brilliant book! ... I can't recommend it highly enough.

Reader Reviews

brittany peacee!:)

AMAZING~!
This book was completely awesome in every way possible. I couldn't put it down, it didn't matter that I was trying to sleep, I had to pick the book back up.. Although some parts of this book are sex related - I LOVE IT!! GOOD WORK, AUTHOR LADY

Leah

Angus.thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
I loved this book!! I cant wait to read the second one!! This was a laugh out loud book I loved it!! Go Louise!!

ky

angus,thongs, and full-frontal snogging
This was a hilarious book that I could not put down. It is so fabityfabfab!! It is a books all girls should read for a laugh!! I can't wait to read the second one!!!!

Bianca Mears

Great Book!!!
Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging was one of the funniest books I've read in a long time. I am in high school and I could relate to so many things in the book. Once i started reading this book, I couldn't put it down. I read it during class and ...   Read More

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