Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Review: Withering Tights by Louise Rennison

Withering Tights by Louise Rennison
Release Date: June 28, 2011
Publisher: Harper Teen
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About (from Goodreads): Hilarious new series from Queen of Teen – laugh your tights off at the (VERY) amateur dramatic antics of Talullah and her bonkers mates. Boys, snogging and bad acting guaranteed!

Picture the scene: Dother Hall performing arts college somewhere Up North, surrounded by rolling dales, bearded cheesemaking villagers (male and female) and wildlife of the squirrely-type.�On the whole, it’s not quite the showbiz experience Tallulah was expecting… but once her mates turn up and they start their ‘FAME! I’m gonna liiiiive foreeeeeever, I’m gonna fill my tiiiiights’ summer course things are bound to perk up.� Especially when the boys arrive. (When DO the boys arrive?)� Six weeks of parent-free freedom.� BOY freedom. �Freedom of expression…� cos it’s the THEATRE dahling, the theatre!!

My Review: When The Georgia Nicolson series ended, I was quite sad, it is one of my favorite series to read when I just need a good laugh. Then I heard that Louise was writing another series, about Georgia's cousin, Tallulah, I was thrilled, and after reading the book I was not disappointed!

If you have read The Georgia Nicolson series, you know how crazy Georgia is, Tallulah is the same way. She does spontaneous Irish dancing, imitates owls, pretends to ride a Harley Davidson and rambles on about the strangest things. I found myself laughing on almost every page, Tallulah is completely hilarious! She is also like Georgia in the way she handles boys, she can't make up her mind about how she feels about the boys, even if they are terrible, and always manages to end up in a situation where she is left more and more confused about each boy. It is very entertaining.

Tallulah also had some pretty great, and funny, friends. Honey was the "experienced" girl, with a cute lisp. Jo was short, but strong. Vaisey was the first girl that Tallulah met, and probably the closest friend to Tallulah. Ruby is a sweet ten year old, with a cute dog Matilda. The secondary characters are what made the book as great as it was, without them, I wouldn't have had the laugh out loud moments.

Withering Tights was filled with cute boys, great friends, and plenty of laughs. I would highly recommend this book to fans of The Georgia Nicolson series, and if you haven't read The Georgia Nicolson series, I would also highly recommend it!

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1 comment:

  1. I'm such a huge fan of the Georgia Nicolson series. They're absolutely fabulous, so I had pretty high expectations for Withering Tights. Withering Tights did not let me down, although it didn't start off as good as I expected. I'm going to try not to compare this series to the Georgia Nicolson series, but it'll be a little hard.



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