Thursday, January 24, 2008

"Startled by His Furry Shorts" by Louise Rennison

Georgia Nicolson and her mates are back! If you've been keeping up with the Bookbabe's blog, you know I've read all these books thus far. What can I say? They're cute, they're short, and they're a funny, known quantity. Not a bad thing in my book.

Georgia is now 15 yrs old and still going to Stalag 14 (otherwise known as school). In the last book, she had given Mossimo, the Italian love god, an ultimatum - herself as the only girl or her not at all. The first half of the book deals with her awaiting his answer, as he had a week to let her know. Of course, there's much discussion as to whether it will be a "girl week" (exact to the minute) or a "boy week" (sometime during the same day as last week).

In the meantime, she's also dealing with Dave the Laugh, who had indicated that perhaps she should forget all foolishness with Italians and date him. He is nice, he does make her laugh, and he has awesome kissing qualities. What's a girl to do?

Well, if you're Georgia, not much. It's both the frustrating and endearing quality of these books - nothing much really happens in them. It IS the diary of a teen, after all!! But they're still fun, and I was surprised at how much I had missed G and her mates.

Check these out sometime when you want a quick, fluffy read!

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