Book Review: Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants: Even Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
Rennison, Louise. Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants: Even Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson. HarperCollins. 2003
Our Good Pal, Georgia is back again in this, her fourth, confessional adventures. She still chases the Sex God and strives to impress with her maturosity. Georgia doesn’t dissapoint in this latest installment.
The fourth and (“probably”) final entry into Georgia Nicolson’s diary is as loopy and laugh filled as ever. The plot? Well, if it matters, Georgia has chosen Robby the Sex God over Dave the Laugh, and lots of good snogging ensues. But Georgia continues to experience red-bottomisity, as other boys besides Robby look good to her. Subplots? Angus the cat has gotten the kitty across the street pregnant, despite having his “trouser snake addendums” removed. True, this doesn’t sound like much, but in the hands of Rennison, it’s hysterical. Most of the fun stuff comes from the language, of course, and once again a glossary is provided for those who don’t know their “conk” (nose) from their “bum-oley” (“quite literally their bottom hole”). The book also is permeated by a manic energy coupled with an utter disdain that pretty much says teenager. Bye-bye, Georgia; we’ll miss you dancing in front of the open window in your nuddy-pants.
– Source for choosing this book: Booklist
– Grades 7-10
– Related Book: Meyer, Stephanie. Twilight. Little, Brown Young Readers. 2006
– Both deal with young teen romance and balancing family and dating.