Books in the Park

suggestions from the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library at Pinellas Park

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

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There are six things very wrong with my life:

1. I have one of those under-the-skin spots that will never come to a head but lurk in a red way for the next two years.

2. It is on my nose

3. I have a three-year-old sister who may have peed somewhere in my room.

4. In fourteen days the summer hols will be over and then it will be back to Stalag 14 and Oberfuhrer Frau Simpson and her bunch of sadistic teachers.

5. I am very ugly and need to go into an ugly home.

6. I went to a party dressed as a stuffed olive.

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging is the first in a series of 10 books centered around a teenage girl named Georgia Nicolson. Written in an epistolary format, Georgia updates her diary frequently, sometimes in rapid fire, with the daily goings-on. In this installment the reader follows Georgia through eyebrow shaving mishaps, wild cat attacks, whelkish boys, and giant crushes. Georgia and her group of equally angsty and boy-crazy friends attend an all-girl school in England. Desperate to meet cute boys, the girls are always scheming for a better look or the best party, often embarrassing themselves in amusing ways. Littered with hilarious dialogue, Angus is the funniest series I’ve ever read and that includes adult fiction. In the back of the book Rennison even includes a glossary of terms for us Americans who didn’t grow up with some of her quirky British phrases. I promise, you’ll zoom through the first book and be running back to the library for the next nine.

Check the PPLC Catalog for Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging.

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