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Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?

by Louise Rennison


The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson is a popular chick lit series for teenage girls, written by Louise Rennison. It is the diary of a teenage girl, Georgia, as she complains about school, is attracted to good-looking boys and is frustrated with the strangeness of the rest of her family (consisting of her mother, father, younger sister Libby and her crazy cats, Angus and Gordy).

The first novel in the series, Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, describes her as a fourteen-year old girl without, but seeking, a boyfriend in her English community. As the series progresses, she begins to have more potential boyfriends, ending up with three regular contenders for the job, nicknamed the Sex God, the Italian Stallion and Dave the Laugh. In the latest instalment 'Stop in the Name of Pants!', she has chosen which boy she wishes to date, but still has trouble with her feelings for others. In this confusion, readers hope to find a resolution to this conflict in future novels in the series. The tenth and final book in the series is set to be released 25th June 2009 in hard back cover.

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There is some debate about where the books are set. In the second book, they mention catching a bus to Deansgate, which is an area of Manchester in the North West of England, and which features an all boys and an all girls high school situated across the road from each other (Manchester High School for Girls and Manchester Grammar School). However, other signals point to the books being set in Brighton on Englands South coast, such as the fact they always meet by the clock tower and that they regularly go to Churchill Square, a popular shopping centre in Brighton, and this is where Louise Rennison currently lives. Georgia and her friends also go camping in Ramsgate, which is in the South East of England, and, when Georgia is coming back from a holiday in Scotland, she talks about 'nodding off for the whole of the Midlands'.

 

Georgia is fifteen through out all the books and although this is not specified we can tell this by the fact she mentions she is year 10. In the latest book, Stop in the Name of Pants!, she progresses to year 11.

Books

The series is made up of nine novels, the most recent of which was released in July 2008. The titles are:

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

It's OK, I'm wearing really big knickers - (On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God in the US)

Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas

Dancing in my Nuddy-Pants

...and that's when it fell off my hand - (Away Laughing on a Fast Camel in the US)

...and then he ate my boy entrancers (May 2005)

Startled By His Furry Shorts

Luuurve is a Many Trousered Thing - (Love is a Many Trousered Thing in the US) (July 2007)

Stop in the Name of Pants! (July 2008)

Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? (June 2009)

Also in 2007, the short book Let the Snog Fest Begin!: Georgia Nicolson's Guide to Life and Luuurve was released for World Book and Copyright Day. There is also a journal called "Fabbity-fab Journal".

Movie

The movie, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, is based on the first and second novels. Gurinder Chadha is the director, and there are plans to make further movies based on the books depending on the success of the first movie, which was recently released on DVD. 'Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging' was released on the 25th of July 2008(UK) and is produced by Paramount and Nickelodeon Pictures.

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 I think Louise Rennison is a great writer and I love her books and there nice and easy to read as well.

Our understanding is that a paperback comes out 3 months to over a year later after publication of the hardback edition. The more popular the longer the wait.

when is the last book coming out in paper back ?

 


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