Stop in the Name of Pants! by Louise Rennison

24 Oct

I stumbled across this series years ago when my partner had to read books for her YA lit class. Girly books are so not her, but she was laughing out loud all the time and I had to check it out.  Come to find out I couldn’t stop laughing either.

Stop in the Name of Pants! is #9 in the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series and honestly, they are all very much the same. Georgia is a precocious British teen that is so full of teenage angst and weirdness that it seems she might burst at any moment. In this installment she is the maybe girlfriend of Pizza-a-gogo land (Italy) dreamboat Massimo even tho she tends to show her red-bottomosity to Dave the Laugh on a regular basis.  Added humor is brought on by her crazy family and of course, Angus the cat. To explain all that is Georgia in a review is near impossible-but there is a handy Georgia to English dictionary in the back of each book.

Written in diary format, the pacing is extremely fast. The characters remain the same throughout the series and while you get just a snapshot during each book of Georgia’s friends, family and pets-they grow on the reader with each book.  While set in Britain, it could be anywhere there are teenagers and angst to be had but Georgia would not be Georgia without her environment. The odd, the clumsy, the embarrassing surrounds the characters and becomes integral to everything. British, teen chick-lit at its best. 2008, 310 pages.

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Posted by on October 24, 2008 in Young Adult


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