28 June 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Withering Tights (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey) by Louise Rennison

I received this book free for review. I actually picked this one out myself because I’m kind of a fan of the Georgia Nicholson series by this same author. It was released today, so grab a copy if you like this author. I didn’t even know she had a new series out, so I was excited to get the opportunity to review it.

For those of you that are fans of the Georgia series, you can expect much of the same. In fact, a lot of the same. It follows pretty closely the same formula, including a funny (ish) pet, wacky dances and weird friends. I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. It’s good because you kind of know what to expect, but bad because I’m so familiar with the characters in the other series that it’s kind of a “yeah yeah yeah” type of thing. I’m sure if I put some time in it, I could even match them up… so Cain is this series’ Robbie… etc.

For those of you that never read this author… there’s a glossary in the back of the book. You are going to need it. There’s lots of fun made up words and lots of teenage angst. It’s silly, there’s no real point to it. You spend your time alternatively laughing and wanting to reach through the pages and grab one of the characters and smack them until they shut the heck up already. It’s definitely YA and it’s definitely one of the stupidest books you’ll read this year. But you just can’t stop reading it.

I have no idea why I keep reading these books by this author, I’ll be honest. They are ridiculous. But they are just so funny and endearing that you have to keep going. I can see she’s trying to build her cast of characters for future books in this series, so I’m giving it four stars just for simply making me laugh a whole lot. The craziness just keeps going with this author and well, I kinda like that.

Wow. This is it. This is me growing up. On my own, going to Performing Arts College. This is good-bye, Tallulah, you long, gangly thing, and hellooooo, Lullah, star of stage.

Tallulah Casey is ready to find her inner artist. And some new mates. And maybe a boy or two or three.

The ticket to achieving these lofty goals? Enrolling in a summer performing arts program, of course. She’s bound for the wilds of Yorkshire Dales—eerily similar to the windswept moors of Wuthering Heights. Tallulah expects new friends, less parental interference, and lots of drama. Acting? Tights? Moors? Check, check, check.

What she doesn’t expect is feeling like a tiny bat’s barging around in her mouth when she has her first snog.

Bestselling author Louise Rennison returns with her trademark wit, a hilarious new cast, and a brand-new cheeky heroine who is poised to discover plenty of opportunities for (mis)adventure!

Rating: ★★★★☆

Book count for 2011: 38
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2 Responses to “Withering Tights (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey) by Louise Rennison”

  1. Nina Feldman 28 June 2011 at 7:16 pm Permalink

    Candy, I’m so glad to find another adult who reads Young Adult books. In my opinion, they are some of the most well-written, can’t-put-’em-down books around. I recently finished a wonderful YA book called _The Queen of Everything_ by Deb Caletti (debcaletti.com) that I highly recommend.

  2. Candy 29 June 2011 at 8:54 pm Permalink

    Thanks so much for the suggestion, Nina. I looked at it and looks good. I added to my wishlist to pick up later. 🙂

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