Sunday, November 6, 2011

Review: Withering Tights by Louise Rennison

Tallulah Casey is the artsy, funny cousin of Georgia Nicolson. She's 14 and off to performing arts school for the summer, and so the misadventures begin!!
If you're into a funny, light, tween read in the style of the fabulous Louise Rennison - you shall not be disappointed! 


Hilarious new series from Queen of Teen – laugh your tights off at the (VERY) amateur dramatic antics of Talullah and her bonkers mates. Boys, snogging and bad acting guaranteed! 

Picture the scene: Dother Hall performing arts college somewhere Up North, surrounded by rolling dales, bearded cheesemaking villagers (male and female) and wildlife of the squirrely-type. On the whole, it’s not quite the showbiz experience Tallulah was expecting… but once her mates turn up and they start their ‘FAME! I’m gonna liiiiive foreeeeeever, I’m gonna fill my tiiiiights’ summer course things are bound to perk up. Especially when the boys arrive. (When DO the boys arrive?) Six weeks of parent-free freedom. BOY freedom. Freedom of expression... cos it’s the THEATRE dahling, theatre!!

Some more magically scattered thoughts of mine: 
When I hear Louise Rennison I immediately think: TWEEN DANCE PARTY IN MY BEDROOM! 
When I read Withering Tights, I thought: TWEEN DANCE PARTY IN MY MIND! 
This was a really enjoyable, light and lovely read- I really love Tallulah because she is genuinely funny and so relatable. There are fun allusions to her cousin Georgia, so if you're familiar with Georgia's Confessions series, you'll know what I'm talking about ;)

Lullah is funny in a way that's different to Georgia - Georgia always cracked jokes in the expense of others or herself, but Tallulah is funny because she is just funny. :) You'll be laughing your face off your head while reading this book. And if you're a fan of the Bronte sisters, you'll understand Lullah's hilarious references. 
With Louise Rennison, you can't go wrong! Boys, snogging, and bad acting guaranteed, INDEED! 

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