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Publisher's Note:  

Angus:
My mixed-breed cat, half domestic tabby, half Scottish wildcat. The size of a small Labrador, only mad.

Thongs:
Stupid underwear. What's the point of them, anyway? They just go up your bum, as far as I can tell.

Full-Frontal Snogging:
Kissing with all the trimmings, lip to lip, open mouth, tongues ... everything.

Her dad's got the mentality of a Teletubby (only not so developed). Her cat, Angus, is trying to eat the poodle next door. And her best friend thinks she looks like an alien -- just because she accidentally shaved off her eyebrows. Ergghhhlack. Still, add a little boy-stalking, teacher-baiting, and full-frontal snogging with a Sex God, and Georgia's year just might turn out to be the most fabbitty fab fab ever!



Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

by Louise Rennison

Review Date:
06/07/2015

Recommended Age:
14+

Overall Rating:
****

Profanity / Language Rating:
*****

Violence / Gore Rating:
*

Sex / Nudity Rating:
*****

Overall Review:  

Bridget Jones for teenagers! Georgia Nicolson is laugh-out-loud funny, chronicling her coming-of-age experiences in a diary with hilarious detail. She and her friends are completely clueless about boys, but they're ready to find out more, and their escapades are truly funny. While there is much discussion about sexuality, the characters' ignorance does not allow them to go into any graphic detail. Their curiosity is charming and innocent.

Louise Rennison has fantastic insight into the teen girl's psyche. She discusses friendship, school, parent problems, self-image, and romance with the perfect blend of wit and pathos.


Content Analysis:  

Profanity/Language:  23 religious exclamations; 13 mild obscenities; 1 anatomical term. Not tallied:French profanity is used frequently; British slang is used several times.

Violence/Gore:  A character cuts herself shaving; a character twists another character's arm behind their back.

Sex/Nudity:  A character considers her breasts--size, whether or not someone will touch them, etc. (4 times); others' breast size is mentioned (4 times); homosexuality is mentioned (8 times); a character reads about kissing techniques; a character reports having kissed someone; a boy puts his hand on a girl's leg; a character is referred to as a "Sex God"; a character is called a "sex pervert"; characters kiss briefly (5 times); a penis is referred to (2 times); sex is referred to; a character is known to give kissing lessons; discussion about kissing (2 times); a character has a "love bite" (2 times); characters kiss passionately, including kissing the neck and pressing against each other (2 times); a character's skirt is pushed up, exposing her underwear; incest is referred to in a joking way; characters are seen kissing passionately (2 times); a character's breast is touched by a boy over clothing (2 times); a character notices that a boy's pants are "lumpy"; characters kiss passionately; a character touches another character's buttocks; married adults are seen hugging and kissing passionately; characters flirt frequently; a married character flirts with someone who isn't her spouse; a character dreams about kissing and touching wearing underwear; a character refers to "sensual pleasure"; prostitution is vaguely referred to jokingly (3 times); girl characters spy on another girl in her underwear; a character uses breast enhancers; a character receives a phone call in which she is asked about her underwear; characters laugh at unintentional innuendo; character rate types of kissing and touching; characters pair off and leave the room at a party; a character runs down the street naked on a dare; characters vaguely discuss sex practices between homosexual partners; characters kiss for a long time with no details (2 times); a character finds pornographic magazines and shares images with friends; mechanics of kissing are discussed; a married character is erroneously believed to be having an affair.  (Note:  There is no actual sexual activity, and even when characters leave the room to go off alone, it is presumed that all they do is kiss.)



Mature Subject Matter:  

Suicide is mentioned (non-serious), eating disorders are mentioned, financial difficulties.



Alcohol / Drug Use:  

Adults are known to drink alcohol; underage characters are known to drink alcohol.



Reviewed By Leslie
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