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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: 09/06/13
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison is the first book in the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series. I started the series back when I was a first time parent and needed something easy and entertaining to read during those long nights with a fussy, hungry baby. That first child is now nearly a teenager and I've decided to go back an re-read the series and blog about the books that I haven't already reviewed.
In this first book, Georgia is nearly fourteen and she's eager to embrace being a teenager but she feels hindered by her completely daft parents, her bizarre and much younger sister (still in nappies!), her big nose and her lack of knowledge on the fine art of snogging (kissing).
Written in diary form — or now a-days, these would more likely be posts to Tumblr or similar, Angus, Thongs an Full-Frontal Snogging covers a year of Georgia's life. During that time goes to a kissing teacher, wears her school beret in a variety of funny ways, and discovers a Sex God.
For me, the book holds up. Now, I was an adult when I first read it and obviously, I still am! It remains for me a fun parody of the chicklit books that were so popular in the 1990s and early 2000s (Bridget Jones's Diary and the like). Interestingly, though, the series is now being repackaged for adult readers as straight up chicklit.