This is a light-hearted and fun book about love, waiting, growing up and huge, scary cats.
When Georgia’s best friend, Jas, falls for a boy she meets in the local grocery store, they (as best friends do) launch a plan to get Tom (the boy) to fall for Jas. Who knew that Georgia would end up falling for the Sex God? And that Sex God is Tom’s older brother, Robbie?
Through a series of adventures, from practicing kissing with the local teenaged authority to working on how to smile correctly so her nose doesn’t look huge, Georgia is alternately smitten with and loathing the Sex God. Why he sometimes looks like he cares and sometimes looks like he doesn’t is infuriating.
To top it all off, her dad is threatening to move them all to New Zealand (where he’s currently working); Mum seems to be falling for the contractor she hired; and Angus goes missing.
If only she’d been doing her yoga, maybe she’d be able to take it all in stride.
The Bottom Line: A cute tale that will suit any reader looking for something flippant and light. One reviewer aptly referred to this as Bridget Jones for teen girls.
And don’t worry if you aren’t up-to-date on your British schoolgirl slang; there’s a dictionary at the back of the book!
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison was published April 10, 2001 by HarperTeen. Ink and Page picked this book up from the library, so no one had a choice about whether it was reviewed.
Genre: Young Adult Fiction Contemporary Romance Series
Ages: 12 and up
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