The Compulsive Reader: B2B: Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging

Sunday, February 22, 2009

B2B: Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging

Okay, so when most people ask me what my favorite book is, I usually respond with, "I don't have one." This is mostly because I just love so many books, and because I don't like to think too hard about this question. But, I will admit to one "classic" that is definitely situated towards the top of the list...Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging (HarperTeen, paperback, $8.99). This hilarious, over-the-top read is written by Louise Rennison, is packed full of lovely and wacky Bristish humor, and loads of love and angst. I picked it up not long after it came out in the US almost 8 years ago, and distinctly remember buying it on the sly during a trip to the mall with my best friend and her mother, and then hiding it until I got home, because it had the word "thong" in the title.

Over the years, Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicolson series has gotten wackier, but has also exploded its way into my definite favorites list. If you're in need of some good, hard laughs and some nice love triangles (and later on, rectangles and a bunch of other love polygons), pick up this book! You will not regret it!

Remember, if you buy this book, or any books listed on February's Book of the Month page, you can be eligible to win a copy of Zoe Marriott's The Swan Kingdom! Details here!


Mari said...

I enjoyed this one as well. I have also read the second in the series but did not enjoy it as much. The snarky-ness of the girls just irked me. She started not being such a nice girl anymore. In the first book she was a bit more likeable.

Willowe said...

I think my library has that book, but for some reason I've never read it. I'll have to check it out the next time I'm there, though!

Anonymous said...

This looks like a fun read! I love British humor.

Anne Shealy said...

I absolutely LUUUUUURRVE this book. It is tres, tres good and makes me chuckle just to think about it. Angus stands as my favorite cat in literature. I love how neurotic Georgia is - absolutely cracks me up at how nutty she is. I finally gave away the copy on my bookshelf at school because it was so ratty. This reminds me that I might have to go out and buy a new copy!

Laina said...

I've read this, it was quite good. Wish I could have gotten that cover, though. I got the yellow one and my librarian gave me a bit of a strange look.

Michelle Fluttering Butterflies said...

Definately one of my favourites as well. Dave the Laugh all the way!