“Lullah is almost as nuts as her cousin, Georgia! Can't wait to see what happens to her next.”Beth T. wrote this review Sunday, July 17, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I’m such a huge fan of the Georgia Nicolson series. They’re absolutely fabulous, so I had pretty high expectations for Withering Tights. Withering Tights did not let me down, although it didn’t start off as good as I expected. I’m going to try not to compare this series to the Georgia Nicolson series, but it’ll be a little hard.
I was initially thrown by Tallulah being Georgia’s cousin – does anyone else remember her being mentioned in the Nicolson series? I remember a creepy cousin who tried to feel her up (James or something) but that it’s. Whatever, that’s the besides the point. I was glad Tallulah is supposed to be Georgia’s cousin though, because it meant Georgia was mentioned several times and I squealed a little bit :)
The characters in Withering Tights are not as interesting as the other series. But that’s okay, really, because the other series has 10 books and this only the first one. Tallulah is an interesting character with many quirks and faults, and the group of friends she makes while away at college – don’t be thrown by this word, fellow Americans, Tallulah is 14. From what I’ve gathered, college is basically a high school with a specific focus – are equally as quirky. My favourite of her friends is probably Ruby, because she’s the craziest.
The boys in this book were a bit mehish. I didn’t squeal over anyone really (although Alex is a bit dreamy and Charlie is very nice) so I’m hoping things liven up boy wise in the next books.
The first 50 or so pages aren’t that funny and are pretty disheartening. But let me tell you, they get much, much better. Once I got through the first bit, there were many instances where I was literally laughing so hard I had to put the book down. There’s one scene with Irish dancing that I just…I mean, I could not get past. I had to keep rereading it, it was so hysterical.
Overall, this book is a great start to a new series. It will probably never replace the Georgia Nicolson series in my heart, but it’s definitely going to be an awesome ride!
Unfortunately, Withering Tights is not yet out in the states. I bought it early through the BookDepository because I am impatient like that and require instant gratification. I think it’s possible coming out sometime next year, in June or July? I’m not sure. I’ll let you guys know when I find out though. In the mean time, do check out the Georgia Nicolson series if you haven’t already. You won’t regret it! ”
“Very funny... loving Louise! HEY! I just realized this book is about Georgia Nicolson's COUSIN!!! Georgia is IN this book! (Georgia is the character in all the other Louise Rennison books!!)
I Love the hilarious words Tallullah uses, GADZOOKS! Oh goodie! Spiffing! (bahahahhaha)
“I got this for my daughter and read it for censorship purposes - it was more enjoyable than I expected, and in some parts very funny. ”Jamie R wrote this review Thursday, May 26, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“really good, funny”Alicia K wrote this review Sunday, May 15, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Withering Tights is about a girl who has her knee caps too high and is really tall. She is an exchange student and she moved to Ireland. She meets so many people, she gets caught up in 4 guys! Which shall she choose?”Kat! wrote this review Friday, April 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Slightly uneventful but funny!”Leela=) wrote this review Tuesday, March 22, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It is such a good book, I couldn't put it down!”Lilly Hollingsworth wrote this review Monday, March 14, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The cover I have is MUCH better.
This was a cute book, had to get thru the English countryside slang dialoqe though. ”