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Are these my Basoomas I See Before Me? 11/10/11

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One of the very first books I read as a new member of BookCrossing was Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, the first in what became a ten book YA chicklit series by Louise Rennison. Although the cover was bright green and bizarre — the sort of cover that gets noticed when the book is read in public — I fell madly in love with the protagonist, Georgia Nicolson and all her wacky friends.

I read through all the books as quickly as I could and even had family bring me copies from Britain. I eventually caught up with the series and was able to purchase the newest books. Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? is the last of the series. While I'm sad to see it end, I can see that it was time. Georgia had grown as a character and keeping these silly journals wouldn't read as genuine if she had gotten much older.

Georgia has settled in as Masimo's girlfriend only to have Dave the Laugh vie for her attention. She also has the mini-Georgias following her for advice and it's mostly through them that she comes to realize how much she's grown since she started keeping a journal.

What finishing the series has made me realize is that I want to start all over again. I want to re-read them all and do proper reviews on the books I missed reviewing on my blog.

Five stars.

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