Love Is a Many Trousered Thing (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Series #8)
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Love Is a Many Trousered Thing (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Series #8)

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by Louise Rennison
     
 

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The nub and gist is that I have accidentally acquired two Luuurve Gods.

Oh my giddy god! Georgia has somehow landed back in the cakeshop of agony now that Robbie the Sex God has returned and she has three potential snoggees. What's a proper girl to do? Hide, of course, and hope that she will be able to choose one before she ends up all aloney on her owney.

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The nub and gist is that I have accidentally acquired two Luuurve Gods.

Oh my giddy god! Georgia has somehow landed back in the cakeshop of agony now that Robbie the Sex God has returned and she has three potential snoggees. What's a proper girl to do? Hide, of course, and hope that she will be able to choose one before she ends up all aloney on her owney.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—In this installment (HarperTeen, 2007) of Louise Rennison's popular series, the British teenager is plagued with the age-old question of luuuurve. Will she choose between ex-Sex-God-snoggee Robbie, who left her for Kiwi-a-gogo land, or sexy Masimo from Pizza-a-gogo land? And why does Dave always enter her head just when she's trying to decide? Rife with Python-esque humor, quirky word plays, and realistic high school dilemmas, this volume is rather short on plot, but still authentically Georgia in voice. It includes a completely new snogging scale and a glossary of terms that readers will find delightful. Narrated gloriously by Stina Nielsen, fans will be entranced with this novel's comical wisdomocity.—Terry Ann Lawler, Phoenix Public Library, AZ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060853891
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/24/2008
Series:
Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Series , #8
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
499,367
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Love Is a Many Trousered Thing RB/SB

Chapter One

hoooorn!!!

saturday july 16th
11:45 p.m.

Run away, run away!!!

Pant, pant, pant.

And double pants.

How in the name of God's novelty undercrackers and matching toga have I ended up running along the streets at midnight?

I'll tell you how. You wait ages for a Sex God to come along and then two come along at the same time. Where is the sense in that? If it is all part of Big G's divine plan, all I can say is this: "Keep it simple, Big G. Just give me one Sex God to eat at a time. And then if I am not full up, I'll have another one. Thank you. Regards to Baby Jesus."

That is all I am saying. Inwardly, obviously, as I am nearly dead with trying to run in my high-heel boots. I may have to lie down in a ditch in a minute.

11:50 p.m.
I had to stop and sit in the hedge by the park. I'm so out of breath. Hurrah, I am sitting in the dark like a panting vole in a skirt.

three minutes later
Pant, pant. So this is a brief résumé of vole girl's evening.

Scene 1
A top night at the Stiff Dylans gig, including an excellent Viking disco inferno dance* in honor of Rosie and Sven's forthcoming (well, in eighteen years' time) wedding, Sven arriving in furry shorts and, as the pièce de whatsit, Masimo, lead singer and Luuurve God that I have been dreaming of and longing for, asked me to go outside, and said, "So, Signorína Georgia, I am free man for you. If you still want for us to go out."

Keep in mind that he said it in his gorgey porgey Pizza-a-gogo land accent.Looking at me like I was a Sex Kitty.

Scene 2
Just as I was experiencing Swoon City and melty pantaloonies a car pulled up and Robbie the original Sex God got out.

The one who had left me and gone to Kiwi-a-gogo land.

To snog marsupials and so on for the rest of his life. Not.

Scene 3
After a moment of silence I said in a quick-thinking and casual way, "Oh hello, Robbie, do excuse me, I have a train to catch and time and tide wait for no man."

And walked quickly off before breaking into a slight trot. Then a light gallop. Then I ended up in the hedge and that is where all this started.

In conclusion I would say that after queuing up at the cakeshop of luuurve for ages I have accidentally bought two cakes.

And I am sitting in a bush.

11:56 p.m.
Oh yet more marvelous, marvelous news, the Blunderboys are lurking around in the park. Probably setting fire to themselves and practicing being crap. Which they needn't bother doing as they are top at it anyway.

They'll sense I'm here in a minute and come looming out at me. The Blunderboys have got radar for girls within half a mile.

thirty seconds later
Mark Big Gob (who lives in my street and who I accidentally snogged once, and who has the largest lips known to humanity) larged out of the gloom and saw me panting in the hedge. He was looking at my nungas, which were heaving up and down. Stop heaving and retreat into your over-the-shoulder boulder holder, you stupid nungas! Mark said, "I see you are all pleased to see me, girls."

How repellent is he? I ignored him and got up with a dignity at all times sort of attitude. As I was brushing past him, he said, "Steady darlin', you nearly knocked me over, then."

The rest of the trainee idiots had sidled up by then and they sniggered and choked on their fags. Still, on the bright side cigarettes stunt your growth, so with a bit of luck most of them will remain about three-foot eight.

Mark Big Gob said, "I see you've got the Horn. Is it for me?"

Is he mad? Is he implying that I have got the Horn for him? I would rather plunge my head into a bucket of whelks than let him anywhere near me. I can't believe that his hand had once rested on my basooma. And that his enormous gob had squelched around my face. Erlack. If anything, he gave me the anti-Horn.

Sadly, it was then I realized that in fact he was right, I did have the Horn. Horns actually. I was still carrying my Viking bison horns that I had worn to rehearse Rosie's wedding dance.

Still, what is so very unusual about that?

five minutes later
Quite a lot, actually, when you think about it.

Which I won't.

Oh double merde and ordure and poo.

12:15 p.m.
Got to my street. My tootsies are killing me. The light is still on in the front room. Oh noooo. That means the terminally insane (Mutti and Vati) are still up. I must avoid them at all costs. I can't speak to them. Not now. Not anytime if I have my way.

I snuck really really quietly through the front door and stashed my horns in a secret place where they will never be found (the ironing basket).

Aaahh. Safely in. Now quietly, quietly up the stairs to my room. Quietly, quietly like a little mousie. Mousie girl opening little doorsies. Shhhhh. Shhhh. Nearly safe. Quietly into the room like a quiet thing on quiet tablets. No sign of the furry freak brothers, a.k.a. my cats Angus and his cross-eyed son Gordon, thank the Lord.

As I opened my bedroom door Gordy's face appeared upside down an inch away from my fringe. I looked into his mad cross-eyes. Why does he do that...lurk on top of the door like a bat? He did a little croaky noise and licked my face with his horrid rough tongue. I managed not to cry out or be sick.

12:25 a.m.
There is a half-eaten mouse on my pillow.

Love Is a Many Trousered Thing RB/SB. Copyright © by Louise Rennison. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Meet the Author

Louise Rennison was a British comedian and the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of the angst-filled Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series as well as the Misadventures of Tallulah Casey series. Her first novel, Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, received a Michael L. Printz Honor Award in 2001, was adapted into a feature film, and has become a worldwide bestseller now translated into 34 languages. She was also awarded the Roald Dahl Funny Prize for the first book in her Tallulah Casey series, Withering Tights.

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Love Is a Many Trousered Thing 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An awesome story about teen life telling what I will be like and the whole life of Georgia getting in trouble and having a sibling tells what it is like to live in different country and how they speak
Melinasophia More than 1 year ago
I would have to say, the best books are the ones that make you feel like youre really there! I always feel like I should shout at Georgia, CHOOSE DAVE! Georgia is quite the sex kitty, which makes these books so funny. can't put them down, this one was the best so far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lived reading these books that are so funny. I do not recoment them for book clubs but I do think that if you have spare time you should. It is soo funny how her sister Libby reacts. I hope that you enjoy Georgia!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
She's baaaaack!

The one and only, the fabbity of the fab Georgia Nicolson is back, this time with problems that she thought she had already solved. We all thought that Georgia's heartbreaker days were over but, unfortunately, they just keep on coming. Now, too many of the boys from her past are looking irresistible and sending those mixed messages that could be about love (or at least that's what Georgia thinks).

After having to be the only one in the ace gang without a significant other, Georgia finally got what she wanted -- Massimo finally confessed his love to her. Sure, that's just great, but now her first love, the Sex God, is making his way back into her life, and she just doesn't know what to do (aside from getting the best out of the problem).

If only she could go to someone to talk to, like Dave the Laugh, except that would only add more to her troubles and then make it three against one.

Aside from her boy troubles, though, Georgia's life is still the same, what with her annoying Mutti and Vati always bugging her and Libby, who is beginning to be even more of a pest, just like Angus, and friends who don't seem to understand anything AT ALL! What's a girl to do? Let life take its course, instead of fate, and eat some fab cake on the way!

Funnier then ever, LOVE IS A MANY TROUSERED THING is just another hilarious novel in the Georgia Nicolson series. After reading this, I just wonder, how much more trouble can Georgia get into? Fans of the series will want to read this installment right after licking their lips at the cupcakes on the cover.
A-Z More than 1 year ago
This book wasn't quite as amazing as the others in the series, mostly due to repetition of certain.. Circumstances.
I still highly recommend it, as I got many laughs out of reading this for the first time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is absolutely no question that this is my very favorite book ever. This book has got everything a good, humorous book should have horrible teachers, ditzy friends, a slightly unstable heroine, out of whack family members, crazy pets, cute boys, love, heartbreak, embarrasment, and of course, can't-stop-snorting humor. Honestly, if you haven't read this book, READ IT!!! You will be addicted, and you won't be sorry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was soooo excited for this book to come out, and on July 3rd i went and bought it right away, and then read it in one night. HOWEVER, i was extremely disappointed. The seventh book was good, and the cliffhanger was annoying, but really good, nonetheless. But this book.... the cliffhanger was just freaking obnoxious. NOTHING happens in the entire book barely, and then at the end when something worthwhile actually DOES happen, the book just ENDS! it's SO ANNOYING. I think Ms. Rennison needs to actually sit down and write a real story with Georgia, because though i love the series and it's hilarious, it's going NOWHERE. Or when it does go somewhere, it just stops. I want more to happen to Georgia, so some point to the series can actually make itself known.
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Caroline Koricke More than 1 year ago
All the books in the series are hysterically funny!
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truelove09 More than 1 year ago
when the series started 10 yrs ago it was witty and funny but by book 9 i was over it it all seemed to be repeatitive and nothing new was happening i didnt even bother w the last one
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