Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Repeat After Me, "There is only one Georgia Nicholson."

I have gone on record here several times as being a huge fan of the Georgia Nicholson books by Louise Rennison, who has her own fanlisting site--whatever that is. Louise endows Georgia with a voice, an attitude, a world view... How can I describe what Rennison does with Georgia other then to use Georgia's own words? It's "fabby, fab, fab."

Oh, wait. I'm off track. I'm not talking about the Georgia Nicholson books (though I am happy to say there is a fourth book in the series, Away Laughing on a Fast Camel, that I haven't read yet). No, folks, what I'm talking about today is LBD It's a Girl Thing by Grace Dent, which sounds so much like the Georgia Nicholson books that VOYA said of it "Move over Georgia and Angus, the LBD is taking over!" No! No!

I will admit that I didn't give this book a chance. I only read twelve pages and then stopped because it just seemed like too much of what I'd read before--the lame, out-of-it dad, the girlfriends, the voice. If I'd never read Louise Rennison's books, I'm sure I would have loved this. But since I had...

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