Lightning Review: Withering Tights by Louise Rennison

Withering Tights by Louise Rennison
  Format: E-book, 304 pages
  Publisher: HarperCollins
  Release Date: 28 June 2011
  Age Level: Teen
  Source: Purchased
  Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository | IndieBound
Hilarious new series from Queen of Teen – laugh your tights off at the (VERY) amateur dramatic antics of Talullah and her bonkers mates. Boys, snogging and bad acting guaranteed! Picture the scene: Dother Hall performing arts college somewhere Up North, surrounded by rolling dales, bearded cheesemaking villagers (male and female) and wildlife of the squirrely-type. On the whole, it’s not quite the showbiz experience Tallulah was expecting… but once her mates turn up and they start their ‘FAME! I’m gonna liiiiive foreeeeeever, I’m gonna fill my tiiiiights’ summer course things are bound to perk up. Especially when the boys arrive. (When DO the boys arrive?) Six weeks of parent-free freedom. BOY freedom. Freedom of expression… cos it’s the THEATRE dahling, the theatre!!

I just love Louise Rennison. She is so kooky! Where does she come up with this stuff I wonder? Anyways, Louise knows just how to make characters who you would love to be friends with! After reading all the Georgia Nicholson books, I was dearly hoping that the misadventures of Tallulah Casey were going to be just as good. I was not disappointed.  Tallulah is just the weirdest, strangest, most awkward crazy teenager! I loved reading every moment of this book and kept laughing out loud at all Tallulah and her friends' antics. Her mates are even more insane, and of course, insanely funny. Some of Louise's characters and situations (mostly relationship-wise) are strangely similar to those in the Georgia books, which made me feel a little meh about them. I wish Louise had been a little more creative on that front. In the end it was all gravy, though, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! I definitely recommend this book if you're looking to have a bit of a lighthearted lark! Just beware, you will start talking like her after you read it. Well, now I'm off to read A Midsummer Tights Dream!

A favorite quote: “As we were going out, Blaise said to me, 'What's your name?'
 I said, 'Tallullah Casey.' 
She said, 'Watching you is like watching someone whose pants are on fire. Strangely fascinating, keep it up.'”



1 comment:

  1. I LOVED this book! It was so hilarious and I Tallulah was simply adorable. I'm so glad you finally got to read it! I need to read A Midsummer Tights Dream now.


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