Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

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Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
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First edition cover
Author Louise Rennison
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Confessions of Georgia Nicolson
Genre Young adult humour, epistolary novel
Publisher Piccadilly Press
Publication date
24 June 1999
Media type Print
Pages 160 pp.
ISBN 1-85340-519-1
OCLC 40980419
Followed by It's OK, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (1999) is a young adult novel by Louise Rennison. The book is the first of ten books in the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series. The book was made into a film, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, released in the UK and the US in July 2008.

Plot summary[edit]

Teenager, Georgia lives with her mother, father, 3-year-old sister Libby and her wild cat, Angus, whom the family found on a holiday to Scotland. Georgia bumps into the popular and attractive Robbie (the "Sex-God"), while helping her best friend, Jas, subtly stalk his brother at the grocery store where he works. The problem is he's older and has a girlfriend, (Wet/Slaggy) Lindsay, an older girl who secretly wears a thong and bra padding while making Georgia and her friends' lives miserable. Robbie dumps Lindsay when he discovers how mean she is, but tells Georgia that he won't date her because she is too young for him. Desperate to prove him wrong, Georgia tries to bleach a strip of her hair blonde, but it comes off in her hand. On the bright side, Robbie is seduced by her oddity and they snog. However, Georgia's mum comes in at the very end and announces that they have tickets to go to New Zealand for the summer, putting a damper on Georgia's new summer romance.

Challenges[edit]

The book is #35 on the American Library Association's list of frequently challenged or banned books from 2000-2009.[1] Georgia's frequently disrespectful attitude towards her parents and other authority figures have attributed to the challenges, as well as sexual content, profanity, age innapropriateness and the references to homosexuality.[2][3] In 2009, the book was challenged at the Maplewood Middle School Library in Wisconsin, leading the school to require parental consent before allowing students to have access to it.[4]

Awards[edit]

It won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award,[5] was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award[6] and was voted #127 in the BBC's Big Read poll to find the UK's favourite book.[7] It was also named a Printz Honor book in 2001.[8]

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  5. ^ Nestlé Children's Book Prize
  6. ^ Branford Boase Award
  7. ^ BBC - The Big Read - Top 200 Books
  8. ^ American Library Association (2010). "Michael L. Printz Winners and Honor Books". Archived from the original on 8 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-03.