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The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson

Can't Get Enough of YA

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1Jenson_AKA_DL
Oct 7, 2006, 7:03pm Top

These books keep me in stitches! I can't wait to read Away Laughing on a Fast Camel. (the one I'm currently up to) Any others out there who enjoy these books? Which one did you like the best?

2kperry
Oct 8, 2006, 8:56am Top

I have read up to the 3rd or 4th in the series. THey are extremely popular in the middle school library where I work. I personally enjoy books written in the diary format. It seems like they read so fast! Or, maybe it is because I feel like I'm really inside the characters head. Who knows. Maybe it is because The Diary of Anne Frank was so powerful when I read it as a child. Also, what about Go Ask Alice. Anyway, back to more happy things....I think the Georgia Nicolson books are a riot.

3Jenson_AKA_DL
Oct 8, 2006, 6:27pm Top

Other than The Diary of Anne Frank I had never read any other diary format book. I'm really loving the Georgia Nicolson ones. I've read a couple of negative reviews saying that they are a teen rip off of Bridget Jones' Diary but since I never read that one they are completely fresh to me.

I actually picked up Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging based on the review I read by a teen librarian in Louisianna who posts on myspace. Lets just say the title really caught my attention LOL

4Jenson_AKA_DL
Oct 8, 2006, 6:32pm Top

Don't you just hate it when you write up a post and it disappears with no hope of recovery!!

Anyway, I'll try this again.....Other than The Diary of Anne Frank I have never read any other diary format books until the Georgia Nicolson ones. I had read some critical reviews saying that the series is a teen rip off of Bridget Jones' Diary but since I never read those, these are completely fresh to me. I'm really liking them.

I actually got hooked on these books based on a blog by a teen librarian from Louisiana who posts on myspace. The title Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging really got my attention and I just had to read the book.

5kperry
Oct 8, 2006, 8:23pm Top

My first message disappeared too and I DO hate it! I can never state my message the same way again. Anyway, I've never read Bridget Jones' Diary either so I'm not sure how similar they are either. But, does it really matter? Bridget Jones' Diary isn't appropriate for middle school kids, but Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging is so what is more important? Not taking an idea and tweaking it to fit a larger audience or providing the reading choice for younger readers? How many stories out there are totally original anyway? I've come across a few, but not often. What do you think?

6Jenson_AKA_DL
Oct 9, 2006, 6:33pm Top

Totally original stories are hard to come by. I think that there are only original elements to stories. For instance having glittery glowing vampires like in Twilight was original even while vampires are not. And Quidditch was very original even while the idea of witches and wizards is not. So many people accused Hawksong of being too much like Romeo and Juliet, but when I read it I never noticed the similarities at all.

Personally I think if a story is enjoyable, who cares where the ideas come from, as long as it's not blatent plagerism.

7kperry
Oct 9, 2006, 8:55pm Top

I completely agree. I've tried to get into Hawksong, but had a hard time. I'll have to give it another try. Is Falcondance the 2nd and Snakecharm the 3rd? Have you read Amelia Atwater Rhodes vampire books. I love them. I haven't added them to my library on here yet, but I will soon.

8Jenson_AKA_DL
Oct 10, 2006, 8:58am Top

Actually Snakecharm is the second and Falcondance is the third. I've read all her books except for Wolfcry, which is the fourth in the series and just came out at the beginning of Sept. I loved Hawksong I thought it was really romantic.

I have also read all of her vamp books. I've really enjoyed everything she has written so far. of the vamp ones I think I liked Shattered Mirror the best. But, I also loved Demon in my View. The idea of having one of your fantasy characters come to life is very attractive :-)

Which of the vamp ones did you like best?

9kurtbynoe First Message
Oct 10, 2006, 9:07am Top

l want are deaf com,e

10kperry
Oct 11, 2006, 10:07pm Top

I would have to say that Demon in my View is my favorite as well. What blows my mind is the fact that she started writing so young. Wasn't she 14 or something? Talking about these make me want to read them again. I purchased these for my middle school library and they are checked out all the time. I'll have to give Hawksong another try though.

11Jenson_AKA_DL
Oct 12, 2006, 11:34am Top

Yes, she wrote Forests of the Night when she was a teenager for a high school writing contest. I think it's amazing that she did that.

12Jenson_AKA_DL
Oct 27, 2006, 9:17am Top

Back on the topic of Georiga Nicolson I finished Away Laughing on a Fast Camel last night. Now I have to go find out what book is next in the series. It looks as though Georgia is coming to America....should be fun LOL

There was something said in the book which I thought was interesting because the exact same thinking was used in the only other British chick litty type book I read which was Looking for Andrew McCarthy. Both Georgia and the main character from LFAM were coming to America with the thought they would hunt down someone in particular. In Georgia's case it is Masimo and in the other, obviously it was Andrew McCarthy. Both books had the same type of line. "It should be easy enough to find him, America's not that big, is it?" Cracked me up in both cases. I can live in the same town with someone for 20 years and never meet them..... It must be really easy to track down people in Britain.

13kperry
Nov 4, 2006, 4:48pm Top

The next one in the series is...
Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers

14Jenson_AKA_DL
Nov 5, 2006, 10:25am Top

Thanks! I actually picked up a copy of Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers last weekend. I'm up to Startled by his Furry Shorts. Are there any more after that one?

15kperry
Nov 6, 2006, 4:02pm Top

I think Startled by his Furry Shorts is the most recent one.

16Bookworm929
Nov 10, 2006, 12:18pm Top

I loved "Startled by his furry shorts" and absolutely CANNOT WAIT until the next one comes out! Anybody else with me???

17Jenson_AKA_DL
Nov 11, 2006, 5:04pm Top

I'm still waiting for Startled by his Furry Shorts to come in from the library. After that I might be doing a pre-order from Amazon for the next one!

Keeping in mind I haven't read Startled by his Furry Shorts yet, who do you think Georgia would be best off with? Dave the Laugh, Robbie or Masimo?

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