Friday, October 5, 2012

Mini Reviews: Georgia Nicholson 5-7 by Louise Rennison

Title: Away Laughing on a Fast Camel
Author: Louise Rennison 
Series: Georgia Nicholson #5
The tres bon and marvy heroine of Louise Rennison's Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series returns! This time around, Georgia's lamenting the Sex God's departure to Kiwi A-go-go Land, and she's sure that her mouth will seal shut from lack of snogging. But when Robbie's old band, the Stiff Dylans, introduce a new lead singer, Georgia's lips are ready for action. Will Georgia get an up-close-and-personal taste of the dear boy? After a few hilarious mishaps, her lip-nibbling future with Masimo doesn't look bright, yet due to some masterful Horn advice from Dave the Laugh and a lucky twist of fate, Georgia might end up dreaming of spaghetti and hamburgers after all. 

Book Five in the fabulous Georgia Nicholson series definitely doesn't lack in the slapstick, laugh-out-loud, hilariousness department that we've come to expect from the quirky Brit Georgia.  Poor Georgia has been left by her love, Robbie aka the Sex God as he heads to New Zealand to play with marsupials. Of course Georgia is very depressed and sad about this, taking it out on both her parents and her best friend Jas by moping and being obnoxious. Fortunately for everyone involved, she seems to find comfort in the arms and pants of her good friend Dave the Laugh. (not pants's just that pants are a funny word and both Dave and Georgia seem to think it's funny to fill pants in for any word in any sentence and you are bound to get a laugh!) Then she meets Robbie's replacement as lead singer of the Stiff Dylans. Not only is Masimo a singer like Robbie, but he's a gorgey and marvy half-Italian, half-American with an accent to die for! Basically this instalment of the series is awesome. There's lots of shenanigans from Georgia and the ace gang (Georgia's rat pack of girlfriends), lots of hilarious moments from Georgia's cat Angus and her sister Libby and she just continues to be a breath of fresh air to take your mind off your troubles.  This girl is the sassiest, most blunt, self-centered, and awkward girl you will ever hope to find, and she's definitely one you should spend a few hours with. Totally worth it!
Title: ...Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers
Author: Louise Rennison
Series: Georgia Nicholson #6
Let the overseas snogfest begin. Georgia and Jas are off to Hamburger-a-gogo land Georgia plans to track down Masimo, the Italian-American dreamboat, but after a long week in America, she only succeeds in learning importantish things -- like how to ride a bucking bronco. Will Georgia reel in the Italian dreamboat? Or is she destined to live forever all aloney on her owney?

Book Six was even better than those before it if you can believe that these books can get even zanier! I think I liked this one more than usual because it is something new and different. The books that take place in the UK are practically interchangeable and I still have trouble separating what happens from one book to the next. THIS book on the other hand takes place in my home country, Hamburger-a-gogo-land aka AMERICA! (okay...first of all, WHAT is you foreign people's obsession with Americans and hamburgers? I've never had a Big Mac or Whopper in my life and yet foreign people continue to associate us with hamburgers. Literally, when I lived with international students in college they would refer to heftier girls as "Burgers"...) ANYWAYS.

Georgia continues to cause me intense abdominal pain due to prolonged laughing at her antics. This time around she's in America at the same time as her new lurvee interest Masimo and proceeds to do such outrageous things as call every single person in New York with the same last name to try to find him. She doesn't end up getting ahold of him but she does make some excellent friends at a Chinese takeout resturaunt. Making a bigger apperance than usual was Uncle Eddie! I'm finding myself loving the chapters that he and Georgia's Vati (dad) are together being the definition of embarassing dads. It's really to see where Georgia got her charming nature...though I'm sure she would hate to hear me say that.

Speaking of characters, I actually started to like Jas in this book. I don't know if it was because she and Georgia are actually acting how I think best friends should instead of fighting all the time, or if it's just that we didn't really see much of the rest of the ace gang in this book but I think she's pretty fabby herself. Of course I'm the type of person who likes going out in the woods and looking at things, which Jas likes, and completely befuddles Georgia so I'm bound to get on old jazzy-spazzy's side eventually :) I only wish that we could see more of Sven and Dave the Laugh. I'm going to put down money that Dave is who Georgia eventually ends up with. I mean, Robbie was cute and this Masimo has a gorgey accent but come on...Dave's perfect for Georgie!
Title:Startled By His Furry Shorts
Author: Louise Rennison
Series:Georgia Nicholson #7
Georgia is in quite a predicament. Dave the Laugh has declared his love for her (at least she thinks he was talking about her), leaving her in a state of confusiosity. And then when she finally decides to give Masimo an ultimatum -- to be her one and only -- he tells her he needs to think about it. To distract herself from her romantic woes, Georgia throws herself into Mac-Useless play rehearsals and planning a Viking wedding, and tries to avoid all thoughts of boy decoys, Italian-American dreamboats . . . and let's not forget guitar-plucking Sex Gods.
Georgia you STUPID idot. WHY oh WHY did you not jump into Dave the Laugh's arms when he said he loves you???? You've spent the last six books moaning over getting a boyfriend and here he is, practically wrapped up with a bow on top and all you can think about are the boys in your life who left you or who don't know if they want a girlfriend??? *slaps Georgia* Even though he's fifteen, If you won't date him girfriend...I so will...He' funny! gah....*frustrated sigh* 
As you can see, this book got me pretty riled up when it comes to the romance. I will say that though there are the same antics and funny moments that we've seen in the previous six books, things are getting a bit old and over-used. It's still chuckle-worthy, but it's the same laughs we've been sharing with Georgia since the series began and I'm kind of starting to wish that it would just finish up. As typical Georgia, in this book there are many trials and tribulations ranging from school troubles, parents who are too embarrassing for words, cats that get into mischief, and of course boys, boys, and more boys. 
It was also this book that forced me to think about how "young" of a story it is. I read MG and YA books all the time and most of them do a great job of creating a story that young children or teens can understand without dumbing it down. This book had quite a few moments where I found myself rolling my eyes and getting frustrated with the language. I mean after the first 500 additions of "ocity" to the end of words it stopped being funny and just got annoying. Maybe British kids are like that though...I don't know...I do know that middleschoolers are hopelessly annoying (good thing I'm not going to be a teacher right) and Georgia seems to fit that more and more despite getting older and nearing the completion of high school. 
I really do love this series. I love how funny and sarcastic Lousic Rennison is and that her humor borders on the completely absurd a lot of the time. I like Georgia too, but I feel like my love affair with her chronacles may be coming to an end. We will see how I feel about the next book and then go from there. Besides, Georgia's books are perfect for when you've been reading too much angsty dystopian literature and just need to clear your head so maybe I'll save her for that. Later followers of fabulousness! 


  1. I loved the first few Georgia Nicolson books when I was younger, but I haven't finished the series. The story was a bit repetitive and I just wasn't interested in the story line anymore...

  2. Wow! I've never heard of this series but it sounds great - kind of like the Bridget Jones Diary! I am always looking for a light, funny book so these are perfect! And the titles of the books are so original! Thanks for sharing your comments and letting us know about this!