Sunday, 5 January 2014

Louise Rennison The Taming of the Tights


Louise Rennison – THE author for teenage girls
Louise Rennison is the best selling award-winning author of the phenomenally successful ‘Confessions of Georgia Nicolson’ series, which was translated into over 34 languages and went to the stage and big screen as ‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging’. She has won the Nestle Smarties Book Prize, the Michael L. Printz Honor Book and the Roald Dahl Funny prize for ‘Withering Tights’.


TAMING OF THE TIGHTS is the 3rd of the Misadventures of Tallulah Casey series, which also include Withering Tights and A Midsummer Tights Dream. Tallulah Casey is putting all thoughts of wild boy Cain behind her. He is literally an animal in trousers… oo-er.  Not like nice boy Charlie (who she’s totally not thinking about either). The Tree Sisters are chasing those golden slippers of applause at performing arts college but Dr Lightowler seems hell-bent on spoiling everything for Tallulah. And with all her mates loved up, can Tallulah resist the call of her wild boy. Packed with boys and mates, join Tallulah Casey and pals for more (boy snogging) misadventures and maybe you too will feel the urge to put on the Golden Slippers of Applause.


My Thoughts
Aimed at girls age 11+ I wasn't really sure what to expect, I've watched Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging but I haven't read any of the other books before. In all honesty - I enjoyed it! There are a lot of funny moments and I found myself giggling (like a school girl!) on almost every page! I don't think it mattered that I wasn't familiar with the other books but I do think it would have been wonderful to have read the three Tallulah Casey books in sequence. 
It's easy to see that Louise Rennison has worked hard and deserved all the achievements she has aquired for her imaginative books full of love, laughter and friendship. I adore the fact that Louise Rennison has taken inspiration from classic literature - although I'm pleased to say that besides a take on the name "taming of the shrew" the only other comparison would be comedy and fortunately not mysogyny! 



Summary of Louise Rennison
·         Louise Rennison won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize with Withering Tights – first in the Tallulah Casey series
·         She is also is the bestselling award-winning author of the phenomenally successful ‘Confessions of Georgia Nicolson’ series, translated into over 34 languages and to the stage and big screen as ‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging’.
·         She has won the Nestle Smarties Book Prize, the Michael L. Printz Honor Book and the Roald Dahl Funny prize for ‘Withering Tights’.
·         Global books sales of over 5 million copies!
·         Packed with boys and mates, join Tallulah Casey and pals for more (boy snogging) misadventures and maybe you too will feel the urge to put on the Golden Slippers of Applause.

Available from HarperCollins Children's books since the 2nd January in paperback.





Emma in Bromley xx

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