Monday, February 20, 2012

Abducted by ... a Sex God

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I actually read Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging way back in August of last year, and I mentioned in that review that I was going to space out reading the books, but I had not intended to space them out this much!

I LOVED this book so much!!! I remember liking the first book, thinking it was light and fun, but this book had me in tears! Georgia is crazy! She is just sooooo crazy!!! I couldn't believe half of the things she was saying and doing. I read most of this book at work (if you are a regular reeder of mine you may have noticed that I don't actually do a lot of "working" at work) and I think I might have started to get on the nerves of my co-worker because I could not stop laughing!

It is hard to discuss a book that is a sequel without giving away certain things that happen in the first book.

For example, by the fact that I am reviewing a sequel you now know that Georgia LIVES!!!

I'm kidding! I mean yes, Georgia does live, but at no point is her life truly in jeopardy throughout the first novel.  I was just using that as an example of the types of things that may be spoiled for you by reading a review of a sequel. One thing that you do have to realize though is that this is a series that follows the life of a 14 year old girl through 10 diaries! So of course there are going to be fights, hookups, breakups, and potential cliff hangers. The series starts off Georgia obsessing over Robbie, but as I have been lead to believe, by the end of the series she is going to have three strapping young lads to choose from! I do promise to do my best to not give anything away, but if you would rather stop reading right now, I will try not to be offended.

One of the things that I loved about this book, was the fact that Georgia has such a great group of girlfriends. In this book there is the threat that she will have to move away and her friends really do what they can to support her and make sure she knows that they will miss her. Of course, Georgia (like any average 14 year old) can be a little self-centered sometimes and therefore doesn't always appreciate her friends, especially Jas. I loved Jas, I thought she was a great friend to Georgia. I just wish that Georgia would cut her a little slack from time to time.

And then you have the boys! In this book, Georgia is still pining away for Robbie the Sex God, but we do get our first glimpse (albeit a short one) of Dave the Laugh. This is the part where I did kind of struggle with the book a bit. I mean, in her diary all Georgia ever talks about is what an "arse" she makes of herself every time she is around Robbie. So, I'm sorry, but it did kind of leave me wondering; what does he see in her?

Dave the Laugh on the other hand, I really wanted to like him in this book, but I felt like he came off way too strong! I was rolling my eyes at a lot of the stuff he did. But I'm still holding out on my judgment for him until we get to know him better.

My only real complaint for the series so far is the mom! What is wrong with this woman??? Throughout the first novel we see her flirting with some random handy man guy and in this one she is drooling over some George Clooney look-a-like doctor! Which I mean, Okay, I get it, if he really does look like George Clooney then what did I expect her to do? But with her husband out of town, and how close she came to cheating on him in the first book, and how desperately she was throwing herself at the George Clooney doctor in this one, it just had me a little worried. Is this something that I need to expect in every book that makes up this series? In each of the sequels to come is there another guy around for the mother to fawn all over? Because if so, her and I are going to have issues! It already bothers me that Georgia is as disrespectful as she is to her father, I don't want to be seeing it in the mother as well.

In the end, however, humor wins out over everything! And because this book really had my sides splitting from laughter, I just had to give it an abduction rating of...


fakesteph said...

Looooooooooove this book. :) Dave the Laugh is like a male Georgia... he's so ridiculous. That's why I like him. hehehe. I'm going to have to reread these. I know what you mean about Georgia's mom. She gets a little better, although she acts like a tart a lot. HAHA.

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase said...

I'm going to have to check out this series! It's not something I would normally pick up on my own but since you loved the first two books I'll have to give them a shot! Great review! ;)

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

You know, this series sounds fun. I'm afraid I haven't read too many fun books lately- although I'm really enjoying The Duff. Sometimes I want to smack Bianca though!

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