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On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God: Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson

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On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God: Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson

Georgia is back, and not a moment too soon, because I was in absolute aggers without her.

Don't know what I'm going on about?

Georgia Nicolson, the 14-year-old heroine of ANGUS, THONGS AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING has returned with a new chronicle of teen angst.

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, I'M NOW THE GIRLFRIEND A SEX GOD begins with Georgia freaking out. Her Vati (that's dad in Georgia speak) has gotten a job in New Zealand and wants to drag the whole family off to the land of kiwis and kangaroos. Her mother --- Mutti --- is well pleased by this plan, as is crazy little sister Libby. But Angus, the very badly tempered Scottish wildcat who is the family "pet," decides the move is not for him and runs away. And what about poor, dear Georgia? Let's just say she is not well chuffed.

See, Georgia might be, could just possibly be, has a distinct inkling that she is the girlfriend of a certain young man named Robbie. As in Robbie the capital S. G. sex god. She's had a mad crush on him for oh, so very long and now she finally gets a chance to snog him! But her whole life will fall to pieces if the family moves to New Zealand and she is separated from her one true love!

Well, not to give anything away, but Georgia does indeed survive and stay on her native soil. And she gets a fair amount of snogging in, even though the relationship she has with the S. G. is best described as "rocky." In fact, at one point, he trashes her for being too young for him --- okay she is 14 and he is 18, but Georgia is a tres sophisticated 14 year old. And then there is the reappearance of Robbie's old flame and Georgia's mortal enemy, the ridiculously prissy girl named Wet Lindsey. If you haven't read the first of Georgia's diaries, all this boyfriend/girlfriend/snogging hoo-ha will be a bit hard to understand, so you may want to start with that book.

What else happens in this sidesplittingly hilarious diary? All the sorts of things that happen to teenagers everywhere, and much more. Want a couple of teasers? Dave the Laugh (Robbie's cousin) puts in an appearance, and Georgia uses him for some dirty dealings. A cute but barmy and befuddled Swedish exchange student named Sven woos one of the gang of girls. Georgia decides to become a Buddhist and tries to meditate and do yoga, though not without physical injury. The Bummer Twins --- rude Alison and Jackie --- pull all kinds of pranks and take great delight in abusing Georgia and her friends at school. Libby continues to sleep in Georgia's bed with all her toys and pooey nappies. Oh, and Georgia gets suspended. Quelle horror!

The plot may be sparse, but the amazingly real dialogue and funny writing make up for that. Sometimes it seems as if Rennison must have been hiding in a teen girl's closet, tape recording what she and her friends said and thought and did. In case you haven't picked up on Georgia speech yet, there is a glossary in the back of the book. Aggers (see first paragraph) means agony. As in, what you will be in if you don't read ON THE BRIGHT SIDE, I'M NOW THE GIRLFRIEND OF A SEX GOD!

Reviewed by Serena Burns on October 18, 2011

On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God: Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
by Louise Rennison

  • Publication Date: May 14, 2002
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
  • ISBN-10: 0064472264
  • ISBN-13: 9780064472265