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Stop in the Name of Pants!: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #9

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Stop in the Name of Pants!: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #9

Georgia Nicolson just doesn't stop. She can't help getting into more red bottomous situations with snogging partners who are not her Italian Luuurve God boyfriend. As if that weren't enough, summer is almost over, the bonkers parents don't understand why she absolutely needs to visit Italy, and ex-boyfriend Robbie the Sex God is back in town. Erlack.

If you didn't understand that, then clearly you are unfamiliar with the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series. Stop reading here, go to the bookstore and buy the first book, ANGUS, THONGS, AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING (which, incidentally, is now a film, scheduled to be released in the U.S. this fall).

For those who are familiar with the mad Miss Nicolson, STOP IN THE NAME OF PANTS! will not be a disappointment. This ninth installment of the series features Georgia in the heat of summer, and at the heat of confusion, missing her new Italian boyfriend, Masimo, and accidentally snogging Dave the Laugh. Again. And, of course, the ace gang has their share of boyfriend ups and downs, and Georgia is there to comment on it all.

Reading the Georgia Nicolson books is like reading a great blog. Even if nothing happens, your narrator is so hilarious, you love the way she describes the most mundane things. STOP IN THE NAME OF PANTS! is not driven by plot so much as by character. It really is like peeking into someone's diary --- it's just that that someone lives in an alternate universe so much unlike our own, yet it's very similar as well. This isn't a story. This is a life. Or something. Surely Georgia would have a better word for it.

There is no shortage of hilarious words in the book, and at this point, they don't even faze me when I read them. Of course "geniosity" and "marvy" are words. And of course the only acceptable way to refer to the country from whence Georgia's boyfriend hails is Pizza-a-gogo-land.

Thankfully, the series isn't static. Characteristically, Georgia is just a little crazy, as are her friends, parents and little sister Libby. And, of course, the book spans only a few months of her life. But things are changing and progressing. Jas and Tom are having problems, Robbie is again dating Wet Lindsay, and you'll never guess what happens to Georgia's dear cat Angus. Louise Rennison has managed to stay completely in the tune of what has made her books so popular without making them boring. STOP IN THE NAME OF PANTS! is, as ever, highly entertaining and hilarious.

Reviewed by Sarah Hannah Gomez on July 1, 2008

Stop in the Name of Pants!: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #9
by Louise Rennison

  • Publication Date: May 19, 2009
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 3303 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
  • ISBN-10: 0061459348
  • ISBN-13: 9780061459344