Book: Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
Published August 2013 by HarperTeen|272 pages
Where I Got It: I borrowed the e-book from the library
Series: Confessions Of Georgia Nicolson #1
Genre: YA Contemporary
Angus: My mixed-breed cat, half domestic tabby, half Scottish wildcat. The size of a small Labrador, only mad.
Thongs: Stupid underwear. What’s the point of them, anyway? They just go up your bum, as far as I can tell.
Full-Frontal Snogging: Kissing with all the trimmings, lip to lip, open mouth, tongues … everything.
Her dad’s got the mentality of a Teletubby (only not so developed). Her cat, Angus, is trying to eat the poodle next door. And her best friend thinks she looks like an alien — just because she accidentally shaved off her eyebrows. Ergghhhlack. Still, add a little boy-stalking, teacher-baiting, and full-frontal snogging with a Sex God, and Georgia’s year just might turn out to be the most fabbitty fab fab ever!
I didn’t like it as much as I wanted to! Angus ended up being an okay read for me, and I wish I liked it more than I actually did.
I was feeling pretty nostalgic when I started reading this book, and I’m pretty sure I read it back in high school and really liked it. As an adult, I didn’t like it nearly as much.
It reminded me a lot of the Princess Diaries, in that it’s in a diary type format. It’s pretty much a minute-by-minute account of what’s going on in Georgia’s life. It was fine at first, but by the end of the book, I was really annoyed with it, because you’d have an entry, followed by another one five minutes later. And sometimes, they were just a sentence or two.
I was pretty disinterested in Georgia’s life, and I think I was expecting something really funny, but instead, I was trying to get through the book. It felt really long, and it was hard to get through. I’d read a few pages and then have to put it down because I didn’t want to keep reading it.
This is sort of book I would have loved in high school. Georgia was easy to relate to, and she’s a great character. It really brought me back to navigating high school and everything that goes with it. As an adult, this book wasn’t my thing but I can see the appeal of it. I know I liked it when I was high school but now? Not so much.
2 stars. I wish I had more to say about Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging. The writing style/format didn’t work for me, but Georgia was a great character.