A Midsummer Tights Dream (The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey Series #2)

A Midsummer Tights Dream (The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey Series #2)

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by Louise Rennison
     
 

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Performing Arts college, here I come again! Hold on to your tights!! Because I'm holding on to mine, I can tell you.

Tallulah Casey is back and ready to Irish-comedy-dance her way through another term at Dother Hall, but now that she's been officially admitted to the performing arts program, that won't cut it anymore. Especially if she's going to help raise

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Performing Arts college, here I come again! Hold on to your tights!! Because I'm holding on to mine, I can tell you.

Tallulah Casey is back and ready to Irish-comedy-dance her way through another term at Dother Hall, but now that she's been officially admitted to the performing arts program, that won't cut it anymore. Especially if she's going to help raise enough money to keep the school from closing at the end of the year.

There are also some . . . distractions to worry about: The boys of Woolfe Academy are lingering about. And they are still boys, so they are still confusing.

Will Tallulah be able to test out her new snogging skills and ace her performance in this term's project, A Midsummer Night's Dream? Only time and more Irish comedy dancing will tell.

Louise Rennison returns with her trademark sidesplitting humor, sending Tallulah and her mates on another riotously spectacular (mis)adventure.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7–10—Knobby-kneed, Irish dancer Tallulah Casey is thrilled to be back for her second term at a performing-arts school and can hardly wait to see her friends and the alluring (but confusing) lads she pined after last term. Tallulah is especially excited about showing off her maturing body (her "corkers" have grown) and utilizing all that she learned about boys from her more experienced cousin Georgia (the all-important "snogging scale"). However she gets more than she bargained for with a letter from her dream boy, trying to be just friends with her former crush, and having her face licked by the rebellious leader of the town's only metal band. On top of all this, Dother Hall may close unless the students raise enough funds to save it, and Tallulah has been passed over for the role of fairy queen and has to play the traditionally donkey-eared Bottom. Readers will enjoy Tallulah's use of hilarious British slang (don't worry, there is a glossary) and her vibrant personality, and off-kilter descriptions perfectly capture the exuberance and awkwardness of early adolescence. The book does have some pacing problems-the first two thirds or so move along slowly and the last few chapters are so action-packed they may induce whiplash-but this will not deter fans of the series or of the Georgia Nicholson books.—Gesse Stark-Smith, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
Chicago Tribune
“We’re talking laugh-till-the-soda-comes-out-your-nose humor.”
Wall Street Journal
“A jolly and faintly raunchy read.”
USA Today
“Hilarious!”
Booklist
“A bright, breezy, and very funny take on life. Good fun!”
San Francisco Chronicle
“Refreshing.”
The Horn Book
“This Brit lit romp through the moors will leave readers looking forward to next term and more Tallulah.”
New York Times Book Review
PRAISE FOR THE GEORGIA NICOLSON SERIES:“A little raunchy and quite funny.”
The Daily Express
“Hilarious.”
The Sunday Times
“Expect lots more of Rennison’s unique brand of teen angst, snogging and shenanigans.”
Seventeen
“Hysterically funny.”
Meg Cabot
PRAISE FOR WITHERING TIGHTS:“I don’t know how, but Louise Rennison has done it again. Tallulah is even funnier, warmer, and sweeter than her cousin Georgia Nicolson. I fell in love with Withering Tights, and you will too!”
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“Absurdity is a key point here, and it's richly delivered by Tallulah's exploits. Ideal for readers seeking a high-spirited silly British romp.”
The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books

“Absurdity is a key point here, and it’s richly delivered by Tallulah’s exploits. Ideal for readers seeking a high-spirited silly British romp.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Absurdity is a key point here, and it’s richly delivered by Tallulah’s exploits. Ideal for readers seeking a high-spirited silly British romp.”
Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (Starred Review)
“Louise Rennison has created another superbly realistic and hilarious young teen heroine, a younger Georgia Nicolson, in the first book of a new series. Tallulah’s wry comments on her life and her dreams are sure to enchant girl readers who will laugh and cry with the spunky, hopeful entertainer.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Absurdity is a key point here, and it’s richly delivered by Tallulah’s exploits. Ideal for readers seeking a high-spirited silly British romp.”
VOYA - Diane Colson
Tallulah Casey, cousin to Georgia Nicholson of confessional fame, is thrilled to be returning to Drother Hall at the Performing Arts College. Her mates--Vaisey, Flossy, Jo, and Honey--are all back, as are the Woolfe Academy Boys, and the very attractive bad boy Cain Hinchcliff. High-spirited Tallulah is as earnest about her snogging lessons as she is about her acting classes (“BE the sea!”). And yet all is not rum and hailstones. Drother Hall is facing severe financial difficulties and may have to close down. Tallulah’s dream boy has some disappointing news, and one of her mates will be leaving for Hollywood. Fortunately, there is little that can keep our girl down. For readers who have already met Tallulah in the debut novel of The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey series, Withering Tights (HarperTeen, 2011/Voya August 2011), it will be easy to jump right back in the fun. Readers who have not read the first book will likely want to double back and get properly introduced to the large cast of characters. Rennison maintains the high standard of hilarity so beloved in The Confessions of Georgia Nichols series. Recommend this to readers who have an interest in theatre novels such as Carter Finally Gets It (Hyperion, 2009) by Brent Crawford or Suite Scarlett (Point, 2008/Voya August 2008)by Maureen Johnson. Ages 11 to 18.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062114440
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/26/2012
Series:
Misadventures of Tallulah Casey Series , #2
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
294,392
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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PRAISE FOR WITHERING TIGHTS:“I don’t know how, but Louise Rennison has done it again. Tallulah is even funnier, warmer, and sweeter than her cousin Georgia Nicolson. I fell in love with Withering Tights, and you will too!”

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