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On the bright side, I'm now the girlfriend of a sex god : further confessions of Georgia Nicolson
Rennison, Louise.
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, [2001]

Physical Description:
243 pages ; 20 cm
Fourteen-year-old Georgia continues her diary in which she records her misadventures trying to reclaim the attention of seventeen-year-old Robbie, while coping with her friends, family, and dog-like cat Angus at the same time.
General Note:
Sequel to: Angus, thongs, and full-frontal snogging.
Reading Level:
620 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.7 6.0 50413.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.4 11 Quiz: 24926 Guided reading level: NR.

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5:35 p.m.

Oh yippee.

This is my gorgeous life:

I haven't been kissed for a month; my snogging skills will be gone soon. (2) I have a HUGE nose that means I have to live for ever in the Ugly Home.Address:Georgia NicolsonUgly HomeUgly KingdomUgly Universe (3) My Red Herring plan has failed. (4) I am the Bummer Twins' armchair.

Georgia Nicolson is back!The irrepressible heroine of Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging has just started dating the Sex God ( aka Robbie). So life should be perfect .... except in Georgia's life, nothing is ever perfect.Readers will be laughing ( and groaning!) out loud all through this "fabbity-fab-fab" sequel!

Author Notes

Louise Rennison was born in 1951 and grew up in Leeds, England and Wairakei, New Zealand. She studied performing arts at Brighton University, during which time she wrote and performed a one-woman autobiographical show, Stevie Wonder Felt My Face, about her experiences living in Notting Hill. The production won awards at the Edinburgh Festival and was adapted as a BBC television special. As a result of the show's success, she started writing a column entitled Dating Over 35 for a London newspaper and was eventually offered a book deal.

Her first book, Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging, was published in 1999. This was the first book in the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series. The first two books in the series were adapted into a film entitled Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging. She also wrote the Misadventures of Tallulah Casey series. The first book in the series, Withering Tights, won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2010 in the 7-14 category.

She also wrote and performed two other stage shows entitled Bob Marley's Gardener Sold My Friend and Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head. She died on February 29, 2016 at the age of 63.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-10. She's back! Georgia Nicholson, the ultimate self-involved teenager, returns in a sequel that is as fabbity-fab-fab as its predecessor, Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging [BLK Jl 2000], a 2001 Printz Honor Book. Georgia's latest crisis is the family's anticipated move to New Zealand ("Kiwi-a-gogo"), where her father has found work. The news comes just when she's finally snogging Robbie the Sex God. But wait! Her father decides to leave Kiwi and return to England, so the move is off--and more snogging with the Sex God is on. But wait! S. G. decides Georgia is too young for him, so she must trap Dave the Laugh into being a red herring to lure S. G. back. As Georgia records these events in her politically incorrect diary, she continues to bemoan the more mundane details of her life: her huge conk (nose), which means she will forever have to live in Ugly Home, Ugly Kingdom, Ugly Universe; her sister, Libby, who hides "pooey" knickers in Georgia's bed; and her miserable classmates, the Bummer twins, who use Georgia as an armchair. As the last line of the laugh-out-loud diary reads, "Good grief! What in the name of pantyhose is going to happen next?!?" Look for more immediate laughs in the glossary. --Ilene Cooper

Publisher's Weekly Review

Fans of Rennison's debut, Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, will not be disappointed with this hilarious sequel. Georgia Nicolson's laugh-a-minute narration picks up right where it left off. Vati (as she affectionately calls her father) is off working in "Kiwi-a-gogo land" (New Zealand), and Georgia fears that she will lose the Sex God (Robbie) if she and her family are forced to join Vati. But even when an accident at work ensures that Vati will return and the family will not have to relocate, Georgia loses the Sex God anyway. In a letter, he tells her that she "seem[s] so young" and recommends that she date his younger brother's "really nice mate called Dave. He's a good laugh." So Georgia promptly nicknames the fellow "Dave the Laugh" and sets out to attract him as a way of making SG (Sex God) jealous. Some comical subplots involve Georgia's Mutti (mother) flirting with a George Clooney-look-alike doctor in Vati's absence, Angus's obsession with a Burmese pedigree cat across the street and the reappearance of SG ("I opened the door./ It was the Sex God./ At my door./ Looking like a Sex God./ At my door./ The Sex God had landed at my door./ I was wearing my Teletubbies pajamas"). Will Georgia go for the looks and "retrap" the Sex God? Or will she go for the laughs and end up with Dave? Stay tuned for the next installment. Ages 12-up. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-9-This sequel to Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (HarperCollins, 2000) hilariously captures the obsessions and lifestyle of a 14-year-old. Georgia has a mad crush on 17-year-old Robbie, the SG, Sex God, and the story turns on her moment-by-moment fantasies about him and how she might snare him. The narrative unfolds in diary form, in which she reveals the nuances of her daily dramas at school, at home with her mother and younger sister, with her best friend, and with her surrogate boyfriend. Set in England, Georgia's story gathers humor from her quirky use of language and English slang. In fact, readers can refer to the glossary to check on the meanings of words like "snogging" (kissing), "gob" (mouth), and "lippy" (lipstick). On the Bright Side is a funny romp through the intricacies of one especially explosive period of growing up and will be devoured by girls on the brink of becoming teenagers and those who are living in the thick of it now.-Mara Bright, Mark's Meadow School, Amherst, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.