I got this book for review from the wonderful people at Harper Collins, so thank you to them for sending it to me! Watch out for the reviews of the next two books in the series, and a giveaway!! This should all happen next week with the review of the last book in the series and the giveaway being posted the day after the paperback of the book comes out (January 2nd) so please excuse the schedule being kind of messy.. :/
Title: Withering Tights
Author: Louise Rennison
Series: The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey #1
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Published: July 8th 2011
No. of Pages: 351
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!!
5 stars: Page the bird salutes this book, and startsYou may know that my previous experience with Louise Rennison's other series (Confessions of Georgia Nichloson) wasn't good, but EVERYTHING was turned around with this series. I speak nothing but the truth when I say I loved this book.
flying with joy.
Oh Gosh, I laughed so much at this book. I was up at night laughing my head off because of all the mishaps Tallulah gets into. The thing is, thing just seems to go wrong for her. She's either in the wrong place at the wrong time, or get's herself into some sort of weird scheme. Of course, all of this ends in major embarrassment and lots of laughs for me!
All the characters in the book are hilarious too. The things they do are extremely funny and they all have their own quirky personalities. Dibdobs, the twins and Harold will make you laugh so much, along with Tallulah's newly gained friends Ruby, Vaisey, Flossie, Honey and Jo. Oh, and I promise you, there is no forgetting the boys..!
The accents used in Withering Tights really worked for me. In some books they don't, but for some reason they all seemed natural aspects of the story. I found that you got a better picture of who the character in the book was when they're speaking with a lisp or a Yorkshire accent. That, and the fact that it just adds to laughs you'll get out of the book!!
I like Tallulah SO much more than Georgia! For starters, she isn't rude or annoying (In my opinion, I felt Georgia was like that..) and treats people well- at least for now! -and she doesn't have the habit of not knowing which boy she is going out with…I think.. Basically, if you didn't like the Georgia Nicholson series because of the main character, I would definitely tell you to at least try this series, because I like it so much more!
Tallulah's situations were also much funnier, and she's kind of crazy which means we can all identify with her in some way. Uh huh, don't pretend you're not even the slightest bit crazy.. ;)
Like I mentioned before all the characters in the book are funny, so imagine what you get when you put Tallulah and them together! For example, the twins have a habit of just staring at Tallulah or hugging her knees, and Cain… well.. He somehow manages to put Tallulah in the most embarrassing situations ever! Also, we can't forget Connie the owl. I really can't wait to see what new characters Tallulah meets in A Midsummer Tights Dream!
Withering Tights will make you laugh your tights off at all the hilarious situations Tallulah gets into. I promise!