Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Series #1)

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Series #1)

by Louise Rennison

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Overview

Angus:
My mixed-breed cat, half domestic tabby, half Scottish wildcat. The size of a small Labrador, only mad.

Thongs:
Stupid underwear. What's the point of them, anyway? They just go up your bum, as far as I can tell.

Full-Frontal Snogging:
Kissing with all the trimmings, lip to lip, open mouth, tongues ... everything.

Her dad's got the mentality of a Teletubby (only not so developed). Her cat, Angus, is trying to eat the poodle next door. And her best friend thinks she looks like an alien -- just because she accidentally shaved off her eyebrows. Ergghhhlack. Still, add a little boy-stalking, teacher-baiting, and full-frontal snogging with a Sex God, and Georgia's year just might turn out to be the most fabbitty fab fab ever!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780788794162
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Series: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Series , #1
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

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.

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Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 503 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging is the diary of 14 year old Georgia Nicolson and her adventures throughout a full year. You are introduced to her younger sister Libby, wild cat Angus, best friend Jes, first boyfriend the professional snogger, and her one true love Robbie. Before school starts Georgia begins experimenting with makeup and decides that her eyebrows are the problem. She shaves her eyebrows off. These are the kind of problems deals with all year. Life is hard enough without eyebrows but after they grow back the boy problems start.
When I started reading this book I noticed that I would be flipping page after page and not even thinking about it. Before I knew it the book was over. I made the mistake of starting the book during 3rd period English which would have been fine but I couldn't put it down until lunch. I guess I will never know what happened during History and French on that day. Not only was Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging easy to read it was extemely enjoyable. I would be reading during class or during rehersal and literally laugh out loud. Angus was one of those character that made me laugh. Can you imagine a wild cat that is bigger than a poodle and who loves to frighten the neighbor's dog?
The writing style of Louise Rennison is witty and conversational. When I was reading this book I would actually be reading it in my head in a british accent. I think everyone can relate to Georgia. This book isn't a fairy tale made up of unbelieveable plots and happily ever after. Georgia is real, she often says how much she hates her life and I don't know a teenager who doesn't think that every other week. When reading this book I would think to myself I know how that feels. I truely believe that most teenage girls can find a new favorite book in Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never believe when somone says that a book is a laugh out loud book, but this one really was. I had to make sure I read it only in certain places because I was laughing out loud. I'm in my early 20's and I can't put it down. I remember all those awkward situations. this book is one of the funniest things I have ever read.
Dani_Burrage More than 1 year ago
Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging, Louise Rennison's laugh out loud novel, follows the ups and downs of a British teen's experience growing up through her every day journal entries. Like most of us, Georgia has a goal. And that goal is to meet the man of her dreams and live to be fabbity fab fab. Too bad nothing can be fabulous in Georgia's life. To start off, she is missing her eyebrows thanks to a shaving accident. And that only accentuates her much too large nose. And she cannot manage to have a large nose because she has to impress her crush The Sex God and steal him away from his wet girlfriend. And to top things off she has to live with a cat the size of a Labrador, the Olds (A.K.A her parents) and her little sister who is far from the average kindergartener. Georgia's life is not hard. It's pure entertainment. Teenage girls will die laughing over Georiga's tell all diary, whether it be she is whining about her miserable love life or the fact that her best friend thinks she looks like an alien. No matter what something is happening to Georgia. Ninety percent of the time it is not pleasant. Unlike most teen books, which center on friendship and all the great things about growing up, Louise Rennison writes to make readers laugh. And the miserably embarrassing parts of high school are always the funniest; at least to other people. That's why Rennision decided to write Georgia's life based off her own teen experiences. In fact, most of the bizarre characters and happenings in the novel aren't one hundred percent fictional. Though Rennison does a great job depicting teenage woes, actual plot and morals get lost in the humor and randomness. The only thing the reader learns by the end of the book that there was really no story to tell besides the fact that Georgia is hilariously funny. That's what makes this novel the perfect relaxed read for girls. There aren't any big or fancy words and the closest thing to thinking required is deciphering some of the British slang terms that come up here and there. And best of all, Rennison was sure to leave out any adult sounding preaching. Rennison's writing is true to life, the good parts and the bad ones. She never condones teen girls making out or smoking cigarettes. Rather, she finds the humor in it and gives the reader a glimpse of how silly teenage worries and "struggles" really can be. All in all, Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging is a fun read for teen girls over the age of fourteen. Sexual themes are present in the book and its best if younger readers ages 12-14 wait to read this novel. --Dani
MandaPandaCA More than 1 year ago
First read when I was a pre-teen. Hilarious!!! Now that I have picked them back up again, it's better then the first time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The novel I read is called Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging, Louise Rennison wrote this book. It is about a girl named Georgia Nicolson, she is a very funny and kind of awkward person. In this book she is growing up, learning about boys and is starting to kiss (snog) boys. Georgia has a best friend named Jass, she has a crush on the same boy Georgia does because he asks her to get coffee. They have some best friend problems. Georgia has a 3 year old sister named Libby, a mom and a dad, also she has a cat (Angus) who thinks it's a dog. I personally did not really care for this book, some parts were funny and other parts she acted childish. When her best friend had a crush on the boy Georgia liked, Georgia acted like it was the end of the world. She didn't solve the problem like the adult she wanted to be, she solved it by not talking to Jass. It was not the best book in the world. The ending was way better then I expected though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a light, comic read about a young 14-year-old who spends her days goofing off with her friends, complaining about her parents and pining away for an older boy. Pretty much the life of all teenage girls. The British glossary at the back of the book was pretty entertaining.
kbarr20 More than 1 year ago
Do you sneak around spying on boys? Is you family weird and does you sister think she is a cat? If so this book is great for you. As you do crazy things with Georgia Nichols and her group of crazy friends they will do anything to get a boyfriend. Georgia is just an ordinary girl that goes to an all girls academy with her best buds. Georgia Nichols is in love with a new guy that just moved to her hometown and his name is Robbie. When Georgia finds out he is dating her worst enemy wet Lindsay, she has to do something to make him like her. Georgia lives with her mom and dad and her little sister Libby. Libby she is an annoying little girl and she acts like a cat and follows there cat Angus around and does everything he does. Angus there cat always traps mister and misses next door in there house because he is a breed between American and Scottish he is a big cat and everyone is afraid of him. This book is indeed the best book I have read recently. You should definitely read this book if it falls under your category. If you're a girl you probably will not regret reading this book, but if you're a guy you should not even pick this book up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When reading this book i have literally found myself laughing out loud. I definitely recommend this series.
COOLKID-456 More than 1 year ago
THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST BOOKS EVER WRITEN. ITS NOT LIKE MOBY DICK OR ANYTHING, ITS JUST SPECIAL IN ITS OWN WAY. I WOULD RECOMEND READING THIS. IT IS YUMALISIOUS. YUM YUM. BURRRRP. -PEACE COMMIN FROM THE COOLKID-456
ronirapture More than 1 year ago
This book was a fast read, but so horridly enjoyable I should have taken snap shots of my face while reading it! HILARIOUS. So random and realistic, it was fab fab fabbity fab with a side of totally marvy, and double, no, TRIPLELY cool with knobs. ^-^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it gave me quite a few good laughs... The ones that follow it are also very funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book. It was laugh out loud funny. When I picked it up what I didn't realize was that it's author was British. The fact that she uses words that I had never even heard before made this even funnier. She even put a glossary in the back for us "American-type chums" so even though she was practically speaking a different language I could understand everything she said. It was SO good.
WinterReign More than 1 year ago
When I say, "Milk may come out of your nose"...I truly mean it.This book is so funny it is known to 'cause redness of face, loss of breathing,and in the most severe cases... falling out of your chair,rolling whilst clutching your side and laughing!! There were times where I,honest-to-goodness, could not breathe from laughing so hard, causing me to fall out of my chair. There were times where I just couldn't believe some of the things Georgia and her friends would do, but half the time I was to busy laughing to even care! Louise Rennison is amazing at creating humorous, and I'll be it awkward, situations that you can't help but wonder if Louise actaully has a first hand account. Whether you be fourteen or eighty if you love to laugh, and enjoy loving life then this is the book for you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's like reading about someone¿s thoughts every ten minutes of their life I think it was cool because it was like reading someone¿s mind I think seeing her struggle and triumph I laughed so hard reading this book because it was really RANDOM and verrrrrrrrry realistic because it includes those weird questions that you sometimes think of some time like why is my friends head so round? Or why is the sky blue why can¿t it be purple? Another reason that I completely loved this book was because it was full of humor and drama. I felt like I could relate to Georgia Nicholson (the main character) when she does all of her stupid things and expestilly the things that se says The main plot of the story is that Georgia is just trying to fit in with the school that¿s she¿s in she¿s trying to make herself feel beautiful pretty and stuff for all the wrong reasons like to get a boy friend and things like that other things that she has a slight problem with is that she goes to an all-girl school which is a problem all in it¿s self but everything changes when she meets ¿¿¿.. Well she doesn¿t know his name yet The people that I think should read this book are people that are in for a great comical experience people that love other books by Louise rennison also people that should read this book are girls that are having trouble getting through certain things but any way overall this book was great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book itself was funny, but non- of the HAHAHAHAHAHA! And it's soooo steaoptypeal. Can't there some action desides snogging?
InkandPage More than 1 year ago
Rating: 3 This is a light-hearted and fun book about love, waiting, growing up and huge, scary cats. When Georgia’s best friend, Jas, falls for a boy she meets in the local grocery store, they (as best friends do) launch a plan to get Tom (the boy) to fall for Jas. Who knew that Georgia would end up falling for the Sex God? And that Sex God is Tom’s older brother, Robbie? Through a series of adventures, from practicing kissing with the local teenaged authority to working on how to smile correctly so her nose doesn’t look huge, Georgia is alternately smitten with and loathing the Sex God. Why he sometimes looks like he cares and sometimes looks like he doesn’t is infuriating. To top it all off, her dad is threatening to move them all to New Zealand (where he’s currently working); Mum seems to be falling for the contractor she hired; and Angus goes missing. If only she’d been doing her yoga, maybe she’d be able to take it all in stride. The Bottom Line: A cute tale that will suit any reader looking for something flippant and light. One reviewer aptly referred to this as Bridget Jones for teen girls. And don't worry if you aren't up-to-date on your British schoolgirl slang; there's a dictionary at the back of the book! Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison was published April 10, 2001 by HarperTeen. Ink and Page picked this book up from the library, so no one had a choice about whether it was reviewed. Genre: Young Adult Fiction Contemporary Romance Series Ages: 12 and up You Might Want to Know: Nothing of note
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's like reading a printout of someone's thoughts every ten minutes of their life. But not funny thoughts (cause reading someone's mind could be awfully funny), but rather, complaint after complaint after negative complaint about how awful one's life is. I had to read this book for a class and struggled through every page. Try it if you wish, I know there are many others who enjoyed it... but as for me, I don't enjoy being around negative people in real life, and certainly wouldn't like reading a manuscript of their every thought. :-(
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry if I am wrong, but PERSONALLY think that this book is a little bit sick. I thinkthat if this book is a video, it would be rated R/X
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had heard from so many people that this book was absolutely hilariously, but I did not find it to be that funny.
JillJemmett 5 months ago
This book quickly became one of my favourites as soon as I started reading it. It is hilarious! Georgia is an ordinary girl, suffering through her teenage existence. She is so relatable because of her flaws. She documents her life in this journal, including all of her embarrassing moments, such as her first kiss. One thing that I’ve always loved about this series is that the characters around Georgia are very important to the story. Georgia, like most teenagers, feels like she should be the centre of attention. However, her family and friends are prominent in the story. Her parents deal with problems including her father losing his job. Georgia acts as her friend’s wing woman so she can start dating a boy who works at a grocery store. In my opinion, the funniest character is Libby, Georgia’s toddler sister, because she has no filter when talking! I love this series! If you haven’t read it yet, you have to pick it up!
KLmesoftly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This series was my ultimate guilty pleasure in middle school! I remember reading it between the aisles in my local library, too fearful of my mother's wrath to even take it home. What a fun book, though. The protagonist is alternately insane and shockingly witty, and the "dear diary" format makes for an amusing episodic read (perfect for 30-minute perusals between bookshelves). Today, I'd say I appreciate the way the books illustrate but don't condone or endorse the boy-obsessed phase that most teenaged girls go through--and the "snogging scale" ended up being quite useful in college. ;]
karenestockton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
4P"Then this odd calm voice came out of me. I'd been watching Xena, Warrior Princess and for one stupid moment I thought I was her. ... Jackie looked a bit puzzled (who wouldn't?) but she kept coming nearer and suddenly with a yell I grabbed her arm and twisted it right up her back. I don't know how. But I was doing it for the little people everywhere (I don't mean dwarfs--i just mean, you know, vulnerable people)." (p. 205)
Kaydence on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My thoughts:Positives: * Georgia is hilarious. I mean, she shaved off her eyebrows and went to some guy for kissing lessons without realizing that he was sorta dating her. I love how much these books make me laugh. * The little glossary in the back of the book to help us understand the British slang is almost funnier then actions in the story. Sometimes I crave the usage of these terms. I want to start saying knickers, etc. * Angus chases an annoying poodle. Cats are totally not supposed to scare dogs, but it's quite funny when they do. * Georgia is a bit troublesome, but endearing in school (just like I was). * You get to meet all of the crazy characters that show up in the future books. Like my favorite, Sven, the crazy exchange student that ends up being one of the Ace Gang's boyfriends.Negatives: * The Sex God doesn't sound attractive to me at all. * I still don't know what "wet" means when used as an adjective to describe someone (who is dry). * As Georgia gets older, she doesn't seem to change that much. I know that as everyone moves through middle school their attitude changes a lot, but hers seems to stay the same. She just seems to understand guys a little differently.
ahooper04 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Georgia writes about her day-to-day activities with great humor. She deals with friend drama, boy troubles, family issues, and her cat, Angus. It is a fun and very funny read.
TShirey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging is a young adult novel told in the form of multiple diary entries by the British main character Georgia Nicolson. In this novel, the reader follows the life of Georgia through her own private, and often humorous, thoughts; she discusses candidly her relationships with her parents, little sister, best friends, and boyfriends. As the summer draws to a close and the new school year progresses, Georgia has many of the typical teenager ups (meeting a certain mysterious, older guy) and downs (the complete shaving off of her eyebrows and other mortifying events), and teens will certainly be able to identify with her life.This book is definitely a great example of a young adult novel. It is more suited for younger teens, 14 to 15 year olds, because the humor, situations and language are still quite innocent; it doesn't have the cutting edge present in some other young adult novels. It could be enjoyed by older teens and even adults, though, because many of the plot points may remind them of their early teen years. One of the things I really liked was that the author includes a glossary of British slang in the back of the book for American readers -- there were even a number of times when I had to look to the glossary for help. Finally, I thought the book was very funny; it really did remind me of being young again.This would be a great novel for high school English teachers to use for lower-level readers in an independent novel-reading project. It would also be interesting to use in a study of how language differs between cultures or in a study of how an author's choice of format (such as a diary format) affects the tone of a novel.