Louise Rennison has become something of a household name for teens of the noughties and beyond. She is the obvious choice to follow on from Jacqueline Wilson’s books and is a refreshing read away from vampire and fantasy fiction.
‘Withering Tights’, which was published in paperback in February follows on from the huge success of the Georgia Nicolson series (think Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging) with a brand new heroine; Tallulah Casey!
This brand new series follows Tallulah and her friends who join the Dother Hall Performing Art College summer school for a fun filled summer of performing, with the added bonus of lots of boys and absolutely no parents! It’s clear to see why Louise Rennison won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize for her book. She’s in tune with her impressionable reading audience and calamities involved with pursuing your dreams, and boys!
Set in the northern Dales of England, this is hardly the Hollywood Hills but that’s what makes this tale all the more funnier and all the more real. I’m certain Tallulah will be as big a success as Georgia…if her tights are anything to go by, she’s sure to make an impression on readers.
“Remember myyyyyy naaaaaaammmmee!”
The follow up (Withering Tights 2) is expected in June, HB £10.99 9780007156849
Withering Tights by Louise Rennison is published by HarperCollins, £6.99 9780007156825