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Georgia is back and still marvy

September 25, 2007|By EVA NIESSNER

Book review

Georgia Nicolson first burst on the teen chick-lit scene six years ago as the main character in Louise Rennison's "Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging." Fans of that oh-so-British, diary-style story - and Rennison's next six volumes of Georgia's 'mad, marvy' adventures - will eagerly dig into No. 8 in the series.

"Love Is A Many Trousered Thing" is a little more serious than the first seven, in which Georgia has been treating her various suitors like love's all a game. Now she begins to realize she has to choose one from among them. All the while, she's being thwarted by her love rival, Lindsay, dealing with her friends' zany love lives, trying to tame her wild 3-year-old sister, and finding ways for her parents to annoy her. Still, the book is a lighthearted, irreverent read about finding love and living as a teen in modern-day Britain. Georgia was kind enough to include a glossary of UK slang for the "dim Hamburger-a-gogo folk" so American teens can follow the dialogue, too.

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I would highly recommend it for current fans of the series, and anyone newly interested in Georgia's adventures can pick up the series from book one.

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