Monday, January 30, 2012

Book Review: Withering Tights by Louise Rennison

Withering Tights by Louise Rennison
Series: Misadventures of Tallulah Casey #1
Published: July 8th, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
351 pages (hardcover)
Genre: Contemporary young adult
Acquired this book: From the library
Warning: may include spoilers
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Synopsis: Hilarious new series from Queen of Teen – laugh your tights off at the (VERY) amateur dramatic antics of Talullah and her bonkers mates. Boys, snogging and bad acting guaranteed! 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, the theatre!!

Wow. I don’t even really know what to say about this book. The word ‘bizarre’ comes to mind. I don’t like writing negative reviews, and it’s not that this would be a negative one per se, it’s just that this book wasn’t really for me. I enjoy silly books, but this one was silly to the point of being pointless.

Things I did enjoy: Ruby - she was a great, funny little sidekick. The Yorkshire way of speaking - it took some getting used to, but it made me laugh. The owls - I love owls. The twins - I laughed hysterically at some of the things they said.

If I wasn’t so easily amused, I don’t think I could have finished this book. I honestly don’t understand what the point of it was, hence such a short review. There’s just really not that much to say.

Note: If it wasn’t for the fact that I repeatedly laughed myself silly over the stupidity in this book, I would give it two stars, but because it made me laugh so much, and I love to laugh, I’m giving it three stars.

This book counts toward the following 2012 challenges: January 2012 Harper Imprint Challenge, 2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge, 2012 Support Your Local Library Challenge, 2012 New Authors Reading Challenge. See my progress in these and other challenges here.

Have you read Withering Tights? What did you think?

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