Saturday, 28 December 2013

The Taming Of The Tights by Louise Rennison ~ review and giveaway

The Taming Of The Tights is the third book in the Misadventures of Tallulah Casey series by Louise Rennison. Following on from Withering Tights and A Midsummer Tights Dream, it's been available in hardback since before Christmas, and on January 2nd will be available in paperback format.  


Louise Rennison is the best selling award-winning author of the phenomenally successful ‘Confessions of Georgia Nicolson’ series, which was translated into over 34 languages and went to the stage and big screen as ‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging’. She has won the Nestle Smarties Book Prize, the Michael L. Printz Honor Book and the Roald Dahl Funny prize for ‘Withering Tights.
  
We were sent a copy of The Taming Of The Tights to review and my 15 and 13 year old girls took up the challenge. Both have previously read Louise Rennison's work, and especially enjoyed Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.


My 15 year old is very nearly 16 and has always had a very mature taste in books (she's currently reading 2 copies of Les Miserables to compare the translations), and it was clear quite quickly that now she feels too old for this book and was disappointed to find that out. In my experience young people rarely want to read about anyone younger than themselves, so I wasn't really surprised. My 13 year old however is really enjoying it.

The story is full of all those things teenagers worry about and find important, and in the case of teenage girls, as usual, it tends to involve teenage boys. It also covers friendships and falling out, and feeling as if you don't quite fit in. As with the previous books it's really light-hearted and funny, with never the book nor the characters taking themselves too seriously.

In our overall opinion this book is best suited for  young ladies aged 11-14 and is a good follow on to the 2 previous books. Easy to read and with familiar settings, characters you can relate to and lots of cringeworthy moments the series is a good introduction to teen fiction and justifiably incredibly popular. 


Taming Of The Tights is currently available on Amazon for£7.69

Harper Collins have given me the opportunity to give away a copy of Taming Of The Tights to one of my readers. Entry is by Rafflecopter below...

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59 comments:

  1. christine shelley28 December 2013 at 19:21

    James Brown

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  2. Take That. I still love them too.

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  3. Good Charlotte - Remember getting completely crushed at my first gig. Worth the pain

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  4. erm embarrising but Shakin Stevens!!! Green door!!!

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  5. Mark Almond / Soft Cell ... those were the days

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  6. it's too far back to remember....:( actually i just think i have a terrible memory

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  7. Duran Duran
    (kim neville)

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  8. Michael Jackson

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  9. The Bay City Rollers. Though I also liked The Jackson Five and The Osmonds.

    Rachel Craig

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  10. Backstreet Boys!

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  11. I was going to say take that and then realised they had split up almost a decade before I was 15....oops!! ummmmm red hot chilli peppers!

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    1. Your reply really did make me laugh out loud. Seems we're all older than we think! :D

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  12. ELO

    @vandervaulk

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  13. Showing my age now (I'm a granny!) but David Cassidy was my heartthrob.

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  14. Bros - I'm showing my age now!

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  15. I loved The Cure and Jesus and The Mary Chain

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  16. Elizabeth Haggerty14 January 2014 at 15:13

    Rod Stewart

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  17. At 15 it must have been the Red Hot Chili Peppers (still one of my favourite bands).

    I started dating my now husband when we 16 and we bonded over our mutual love of the Chilis! I once asked him if he thought we had a 'song' and without skipping a beat he replied "The whole of the 'Blood Sugar Sex Magic' album" !!!

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  18. Bros - I remember having Matt, Luke & Craig plastered all over my bedroom walls and I was in love lol

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  19. I loved Guns and roses but still had a bit of a crush on one of the guys from new kids on the block.

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  20. oh god that long ago? lol Micheal jackson :)

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  21. The Backstreet boys :)

    Kel Ellen Hirst

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