Withering Tights By Louise Rennison
Saturday, 13 August 2011

Withering Tights By Louise Rennison

Publisher : Harpercollins
Pages : 351
Genre : Young Adult
Type : Hardcover
Cover : UK Cover
Got : Bought

Rating : ♥ ♥ ♥


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, theatre

I really enjoyed the first series by this author, and was expecting this to be as good. It wasn't though, it just didn't have that laughable edge. It was funny, but not to the extent of the other series by the author. We are introduced to Tallulah, who is the typical character in a Louise Rennison book. Her flaws are at the front of her mind, like any young girl. She has just moved to attend a college for the summer, it's a performing arts college, this gives plenty of opportunities for a laugh and people acting out of the ordinary. However, even though not as funny, the laughable content in this book, is still of the sort that most people can relate too. As in, you probably know someone like a character in the book that is joked about. Tallulah quickly makes friends and then the all important boys come into it. Lots of her friends getting paired off with boys, while she has various options, different sorts of boys that interest her in different ways. This is book is full of cringe worthy situations and young girls trying to get the attention of boys. Although that sounds quite baseless for a story, the funny aspects pull it together and make it an alright and light story.

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