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Dec 22 2009

Stop in the name of pants! by Louise Rennison

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HarperCollins Children's Books, 2009. ISBN 9780007275847.
(Ages: 12 and up) Georgia Nicolson, official girlfriend of the Luuurve God, Masimo, makes a huge mistake whilst on camp and snogs Dave the Laugh. Thus begins her dilemma of having to face her guilt and work out which is truly the boy for her. With Masimo holidaying in Pizza-a-gogo land, failing to contact Georgia as often as she would like, Dave the Laugh seems to be ever present and ready to rescue her whenever necessary. When a family crisis occurs, Dave is again there as support.
The ninth in the series, this book is filled with humour, a whole new 'vocabularyosity' (for which a glossary is included) and a raft of issues faced by the teenage girl. Louise Rennison appears to have a real understanding of the psyche of the teenager and writes in a voice which appeals greatly. Georgia's concerns with body image, teachers, boy problems and friendships are the basis of some laugh out loud chapters and can be enjoyed both by upper primary students, teens and the young at heart. Since the release of the film, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, these books have become widely sought after and this will be no exception.
Jo Schenkel

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