- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: HarperTeen; Reprint edition (June 8 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061459372
- ISBN-13: 978-0061459375
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 249 g
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #137,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? Paperback – Jun 8 2010
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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 was a British comedian and the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of the angst-filled Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series as well as the Misadventures of Tallulah Casey series. Her first novel, Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, received a Michael L. Printz Honor Award in 2001, was adapted into a feature film, and has become a worldwide bestseller now translated into 34 languages. She was also awarded the Roald Dahl Funny Prize for the first book in her Tallulah Casey series, Withering Tights.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
Reviewed by: Kira M
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com
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.....
From the first, I was hooked on the highs of Georgia's fabbity-fab triumphs, and related deeply to the teenage tragedies described therein. Although the author, Louise Rennison, was far past being a teenager, and came from a different continent, she encapsulated teenage life in a very special way. This book provided humor, empathy, and a refuge for me during some darker times as a young adult. When I read, in I believe it was "Dancing in my Nuddy Pants," that Rennison intended to end the series, I actively wept. And I was delighted anew when Rennison began writing more books, since "Georgia had more to say." For those complaining about the ending, imagine if it had ended in DIMNP. That's an unsatisfactory conclusion for you.
Some people say that the books declined in quality. I don't think this is true. For the same subject to stay fresh after 8 or so books is quite astonishing. After the initial burst of "Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging" onto the scene, the shock factor was gone, but in its place came familiarity and the sense of being friends with a character. Also, this book's conclusion was, though perhaps predictable, a great close to the novels, with Georgia ending up with someone who had seen her real personality -- a lesson the author deeply wanted to impart.
In closing, this review is to acknowledge the tremendous presence Georgia has had in my life, through the book series in total and this final chapter specifically. Even though the books seem to be all about snogging and makeup, the outer layers are deceptive -- the books taught me volumes about how to be less serious and more fearless. This book imparts life lessons about being yourself and not hiding your faults out of fear. Ms. Rennsion, I salute you, and I hope your foray into adult fiction is just as successful as this series.