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Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? [Paperback]

Louise Rennison
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June 7 2010 Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (Quality) (Book 10)
For Georgia, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Just when she thought she was the official one-and-only girlfriend of Masimo, he's walked off into the night with the full hump, leaving Georgia all aloney on her owney-again. All because Dave the Laugh tried to do fisticuffs at dawn with him! Two boys fighting over Georgia? It's almost as romantic as Romeo and Juliet . . . though perhaps a touch less tragic. It's time for Georgia to get to the bottom (oo-er) of this Dave the Laugh spontaneous puckering business once and for all. It's like they always say: If you snog a mate in the forest of red bottomosity and no one is around to see it, is he still a mate? Or is he something more?

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“An excellent ending to a wonderful series.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review))

“A little raunchy and quite funny.” (New York Times Book Review)

“We’re talking laugh-till-the-soda-comes-out-of-your-nose humor.” (Chicago Tribune)

“Hysterically funny.” (Seventeen)

About the Author

Louise Rennison is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of Withering Tights, A Midsummer Tights Dream, and the angst-filled Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series. She lives in Brighton, the San Francisco of England (apart from the sun, Americans, the Golden Gate Bridge, and earthquakes).


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4.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too Jan. 13 2010
Format:Hardcover
Georgia Nicolson has a great life. She has a sexy boyfriend, great friends, and a pretty active social life.

Things took an abrupt halt, however, when her beau, Masimo, went off in a huff after the school dance, because Dave the Laugh decided to get into a fight with him over Georgia. Two boys fighting over you - who could ask for anything more?

Now, both boys aren't talking to her and Masimo won't return any of her phone calls. To make matters worse, Wet Lindsay, the school's popular mean girl, is rubbing it in her face that she's still with Georgia's first crush, Robbie. Will Georgia's love life straighten out or is she doomed for spinsterville already?

A humorous conclusion to this popular young adult series. It's entertaining and readers will enjoy following Georgia's love and social life. The characters are easy to relate to and they keep the book's pace up well.

It is recommended, however, that you read the previous books in order to understand the unique way Georgia talks and expresses herself.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!! Dec 21 2009
Format:Hardcover
Sadly, the Georgia Nicolson series has come to an end. But at least it ends on a high note, with lots of laughs and an ending that made me happy. This book is just as hilarious as the ones before it! :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nooo Georgia come back! Nov. 13 2009
By H. Mason - Published on Amazon.com
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As much as I have whined and complained (mostly to myself) that this series has gotten progressively more crappio since its beginning, and was starting to feel like book after book of blathering on with no progression at all and rehashed jokes, "Are these my basoomas I see before me?" was almost back to Rennisons original standard of hilariosity....But why end here? I totally get that 10 books is an insanely huge amount, but I only realised in this book that Georgia has only aged about a year since the first! Seriously? Only a year?? That in itself seemed a bit far fetched, but also left plenty of room for more! I guess only one to two more books could really be feasible, but why not...

SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

why not get Georgia and Dave together and then continue with their relationship? I feel like there was more Masimo in the last few books than Dave, and nobody liked Masimo!! The ending felt a little rushed is I guess what Im saying....we have all been waiting for Georgia and Dave to get it together and when they finally do, its essentially over about 2 paragraphs....in fact, Georgia was mis that Masimo and her had broken up a few sentences prior to getting together with Dave! Not the way I wanted it all to end...

That said, the fact that sooo much of Rennisons "Georgia language" has made its way into my vocabulary over the last several years, from adding "osity" to the end of everything, to calling the toilet the "wazzeranium" (I actually said that today and had a few strange looks from friends...) is testament to how completely awesome this series has been overall.....
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3.0 out of 5 stars 3 stars for the awful way it ends. Dec 29 2009
By Doralyn Rush - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Let me just say that I love these books. I love Georgia and all her antics and her hilarious friends. I own all the books and I reread them regularly because they crack me up every time and are always a pick-me-up. That being said, I believe that Rennison really dropped the ball when it came to how this series ended. The thing about romantic comedies isn't the surprise ending. There's never any surprise. We like romantic comedies for the unfolding. We know who loves who from the start, but it's watching the characters discover that they love each other that we love. Of course we all loved Dave the Laugh and we knew he loved Georgia and we knew he was perfect for her. What we were waiting for was her discovering that she loved him -- the big romantic scene. But it ended with her basically rebounding and agreeing to get together with Dave because she didn't have a current sex god. I wanted to see her realization that she loved him and I was let down. For Dave's sake, I wanted him to have that -- Georgia finally getting it. It's like we waited and waited through ten books (ten wonderful books) and then splat, nothing. Just so disappointing.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Book Nerds Review Nov. 19 2009
By Anna - Published on Amazon.com
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I luuuuurve this series so much, it's another one of those guilty pleasures of reading! The thing is, it's silly, it's crazy, and half of the time Georgia is just a dithering spaz, but that's what makes it so great! You can laugh at her, laugh with her, feel sorry for her, and then want to hit her right up side her head, all in one book.

I first found out about the Georgia Nicolson books in 2002, when I was in 10th grade (hello, forever ago!). I can't remember if I checked it out from the school library, or the local library, but I saw it and checked it out from somewhere... and then when I finished it? I promptly went to check out the rest of the series that they had at the time (which comes out to .. well two books, apparently ha). I remember vividly sitting for my pre-FCAT test, and then trying so very hard not to laugh reading On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God because I would have been kicked out and made to redo it. Then again, that sounds like something that would happen to Georgia.. Hmm. Then? THEN, I started hording the books, I pre-ordered the third book, and the fourth, then the fifth, sixth, until I unfortunately fell out of reading for a bit. Even when I DID start reading again I didn't pick up with the Georgia Nicolson series again because I knew my mom wouldn't read it. She prefers her books to have fantastical creatures in it, not crazy self-adsorbed lead characters! Then, the trip to Indiana, and the only point in my life where I had WEEKS with nothing to do, so I started reading - what would ya know?! They had the last three Georgia books (7-9), and so I read them, and I fell back in love with her and her world. Which led me to buy 7-9 & then pre-order #10: Are These My Basooma's I See Before Me? The point in telling you all of this, is that I want you to know my history with the books. To see that even though I went a few years without reading them, that when I finally caught up, I loved them JUST as much as I did before.

Are These My Basooma's I See Before Me? is the last and final installment of the Georgia Nicolson series, and I'm praying that Louise is just pulling our legs, because my life might very well be pointless with out! The last book is no let down from the others either, it's a fun, fast paced, book that follows Georgia around through all her snogging, red bottomosity as well as while she's on the rack of luuuuurve. I loved it, just as much as the others, the only downside is that - like with the other books - it implies that Georgia is the one `choosing' who she'll be with, but really it's the world evolving around her that does the choosing. I would have liked more evolution with her feelings and who she finally chooses or well, who finally chooses her. It's very obvious that she cares about him and he cares about her, but we don't see very much of it, just tiny bits here and there, and it's le crap. And I can't say anymore about the matter or I might ruin it. Sad, because I sort of want to scream TEAM DAVE THE LAUGH! from the roof tops!

Bottom line, if you like fun books, with characters that are just as imperfect as the rest of us, but have a great humor about themselves, and quirky little bits of British information, then the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson are for you. I would guarantee that you'd love them, but I can't. Sadly. So instead I will leave you with Georgia's departing words for us all:

Snog on, snog on,
With hope in your heart,
And you'll never snog alone,
You'll never snog... alone.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good but disappointing March 2 2011
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I was so looking forward to this book and Georgia's realization that Dave the Laugh was the one. Yes i see the value of him popping into her head at random times, but we needed more one on one interaction with them! the Last Chapter was horrific!!! 2 pages of how they finally get together? THAT'S IT?!! I am so upset and disappointed.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goodbye Georgia Nov. 24 2009
By J. Tanny - Published on Amazon.com
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I love Georgia Nicholson! She is literally a comedy genius! And Book #10 doesn't disappoint -- it's still very Georgia in all her glorious nutty humor.

BUT... There was one teeny, TINY detail that made me sad about Book #10: it ends too quickly. Georgia fans have been following her love life for ten books and then everything gets wrapped-up in one little chapter at the very end... We don't even get a hint of what might happen next. Since this is supposed to be the last book -- it made me wish (futilely) for an epilogue... [insert heavy sigh]

So the only remedy I can think of is to go back to Book #1 and start all over again!
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