Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging – Louise Rennison
Evan’s ESS = 9 out of 10
Erin’s ESS = 10 out of 10
Content = PG-13 (Language, Adult Concepts, Teenage Mindlessness)

Why:  If there is ever a book that will inspire you to speak with a British accent for the next 12 to 14 days, Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging will do it.  Even though this book is nothing more than the diary of a self centered, boy crazy, adolescent girl, it is chocked full of hilariosity.  (You too will start to use Georgia-isms all day long and eschew other boring sayings away with a firm hand).  You will find your vocabulary expanded with words like gorgy, stroppy, jimjams, and phrases like: double cool with knobs (don’t worry, there is an easy to understand British to American glossary in the back of the book).  Many reviews have referred to Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging as a Bridget Jones Diary for teenagers; however we’ve never read nor seen Bridget Jones Diary so we’re unable to comment on the validity of this comparison.
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging has won several awards and was even identified in a 2005 UK poll as one of the country’s favorite books of all time.  And if that wasn’t enough to get you excited, there are 9 other books in the Georgia Nicolson series.  By the end you’ll be itching to join the ACE Gang.  (Unfortunately, membership does appear to be limited as our initial application was denied – twice).    

Editor’s Note: After you’ve completed the reading do yourself a favor and rent the Nickelodeon movie (Time savor hint: the movie title is actually called: Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging).  We also highly endorse the soundtrack.   And you should know, we encourage you to use a British accent whenever you are talking in conversation with us – we will LUUURVE it!

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