Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Review: Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #10) by Louise Rennison


SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS.COM:

A bit early to get swoony knickers but I have got them on.
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?

MY TAKE:
I really enjoyed the other Georgia Nicolson books when I was in high school so I figured I would probably like this too.

Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? is the last book in the series. In this book, Georgia is with Masimo, but her mind keeps wandering over to Dave the Laugh.

Since it's been awhile since I've read the series or any book filled with British slang, I sometimes had trouble keeping up with the story. There's a glossary at the back of the book, but some words weren't there.

Georgia is still funny and mischievous, and it's nice to see that some things don't change. Masimo seems like the perfect guy. Too perfect, in fact, unless they're a new couple.

I remember liking Dave the Laugh when I read about him way back when, but I didn't like him at all in this book. He was so full of himself! He also was a jerk.

While it was obvious from the start whom Georgia would end up with, I was rooting against the couple. It was really wrong of Georgia to pine after a guy who's already taken, especially when he's her friend's boyfriend.

The ending was what really ruined this for me. I did like some things, though, particularly the side story about Georgia's mom and dad.

THE GOOD:

  1. There are lots of funny bits.
  2. Georgia is mostly a likable character.
  3. Georgia's parents are very interesting.

THE BAD:

  1. Dave the Laugh is not a good guy here.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:

   After a while I said, "In a nutshell, Mum, are you saying that I should strop around doing what I want?"
   She said, "Yep, boys like that. And also you will find that if you try to be good and nice and girlie and make sacrifices, you will get madder and madder at the boy. And he won't even know why."

READ IT IF:

  1. You liked the previous books in the series.
  2. You like British humor.
  3. You like funny, confident heroines.

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