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Monday, 6 June 2011

Review: Withering Tights by Louise Rennison

Title: Withering Tights
Author: Louise Rennison
Series: Misadventures of Tallulah Casey #1
Pages: 351

Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: July 2nd 2010
Source: For review

Rating: 3 stars

Wow. This is it. This is me growing up. On my own, going to Performing Arts College. This is good-bye, Tallulah, you long, gangly thing, and hellooooo, Lullah, star of stage.
Tallulah Casey is ready to find her inner artist. And some new mates. And maybe a boy or two or three.

The ticket to achieving these lofty goals? Enrolling in a summer performing arts program, of course. She's bound for the wilds of Yorkshire Dales—eerily similar to the windswept moors of Wuthering Heights. Tallulah expects new friends, less parental interference, and lots of drama. Acting? Tights? Moors? Check, check, check.

What she doesn't expect is feeling like a tiny bat's barging around in her mouth when she has her first snog.

Bestselling author Louise Rennison returns with her trademark wit, a hilarious new cast, and a brand-new cheeky heroine who is poised to discover plenty of opportunities for (mis)adventure!

I'm not too sure where to start. I read the book in two days and to be fair I don't really have a bloody clue what even happened. It was absolutely barmy. The things Tallulah gets up to is borderline ridiculous but amusing none the less. I did enjoy it but I can't really wrap my mind around what actually happened.

Tallulah is eccentric, mad and just darn crazy. She is always getting caught up into some sort of drama whether it be getting caught watching a couple snog or Irish dancing. She acts like a fourteen year old which is good. She had insecurities about her knobbly knees and worries about her first kiss as most teenage girls do. Tallulah is the basis for most teenage girls with a heap of crazy mixed in. 

Some things Tallulah did were a little crazy for my liking and her actions were questionable. She is also a little hypocritical in some parts which I didn't like. It didn't bother me too much though.

I did get very immersed in the book. I read it quickly and did enjoy it when I read it. It is a quick read about a teenager trying to find her place in the world. I wouldn't call her a role model but she  can show girls that they aren't alone in their insecurities and that everyone has them. 

I'm not too sure how I feel about this book. Whilst reading the book I didn't really have any problems with it. It was only when I thought about the book did I notice the things I didn't like too much of it. The is probably better suited for younger teens as they will probably find it more relatable. Overall it was a light, quick read that left no impressions on me. 

1 comment:

  1. I loved the Georgia Nicholson series when I was a teen and I really want to read this one now too!! thanks for a great review, it sounds like a crazy but brilliantly fun read! :)


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