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50 Underwear Questions by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in Action by James Sturm
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast by Bill Richardson
Blameless by Gail Carriger
The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers by Lilian Jackson Braun
Chopping Spree by Diane Mott Davidson
The Crows of Pearblossom by Aldous Huxley
Daffodil by Noël Kingsbury
The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman
Double Shot by Diane Mott Davidson
Flowers for Mrs. Harris by Paul Gallico
Gulp by Mary Roach
How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg
Ideas and Opinions by Albert Einstein
Into the Gauntlet by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Mr. Flux by Kyo Maclear
Rooftop Cat by Frank Le Gall
Scholastic Dictionary of Spelling by Marvin Terban
Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems
Song for Papa Crow by Marit Menzin
Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1 by Gail Carriger
This Perfect Day by Ira Levin
Super Boys by Brad Ricca
Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga by Teddy Steinkellner
The Voyage of the Space Beagle by A.E. van Vogt
Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer
Way Station by Clifford D. Simak
Where Do The Animals Go When It Rains? by Janet S. Crown

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: 09/06/13

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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.

Five stars

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