On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Series #2)

On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Series #2)

by Louise Rennison

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Overview

Georgia Nicolson has started dating the Sex God (aka Robbie). So life should be perfect . . . except in Georgia's life, nothing is ever perfect. Her cat, Angus (the size of a small Labrador), is terrorizing the neighborhood. Her sister, Libby (who is slightly mad), hides her pooey knickers at the bottom of Georgia's bed.

Then the Sex God breaks it off because she's too young. It's time for a plan. It's time for a Red Herring. It's time for Georgia to become a "heartless boy magnet!"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064472265
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/11/2006
Series: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 443,589
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About 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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Chapter One

july
the sex god has landed...

sunday July 16th my room

6:00 P.M.

Staring out of my bedroom window at other people having a nice life.

Who would have thought things could be so unbelievably pooey? I'm only fourteen and my life is over because of the selfishosity of-so-calledgrown-ups. I said to Mum, "You are ruining my life. Just because yours is practically over there is no reason to take it out on me."

But as usual when I say something sensible and meaningful she just tutted and adjusted her bra like a Russian roulette player. (Or do I mean disco thrower? I don't know and, what's more, I don't care.)

If I counted up the number of times I've been tutted at, I could open a tutting shop. It's just not fair.... How can my parents take me away from my mates and make me go to New Zealand? Who goes to New Zealand?

In the end, when I pointed out how utterly useless as a mum she was, she lost her rag and SHOUTED at me.

"Go to your room right now!"

I said, "All right, I'll go to my ROOM!! I WILL go to my room!! And do you know what I'll be doing in my room? No you don't, so I'll tell you! I'll be just BEING in my room. That's all. Because there is nothing else to do!!!!!"

Then I just left her there. To think about what she has done.

Unfortunately it means that I am in my bed and it is only six o'clock.

7:00 p.m.

On the bright side I am now the girlfriend of a Sex God.

7:15 p.m.

On the dark side, the Sex God doesn't know his new girlfriend is going to be forced to go to the other (useless) side of the universe in a week's time.

Oh Robbie,where are you now? Well, I know where you are now actually, but is this any time to go away unexpectedly on a footie trip?

7:18 p.m.

I can't believe that after all the time it has taken to trap the SG, all the makeup I have had to buy, the trailing about, popping up unexpectedly when he was out anywhere . . . all that planning gone to waste. I finally get him to snog me (number six) and he says, "Let's see each other but keep it quiet for a bit." And at that moment, with classic poo timing, Mutti says, "We're off to New Zealand next week."

My eyes are all swollen up like mice eyes from crying. Even my nose is swollen. It's not small at the best of times, but now it looks like I've got three cheeks. Marvelous. Thank you, God.

9:00 p.m.

I'll never get over this.

9:10 p.m.

Time goes very slowly when you are suicidal.

9:15 p.m.

I put sunglasses on to hide my tiny mincers. They are new ones that Mum bought me in a pathetic attempt to interest me in going to Kiwi-a-gogo land. They looked quite cool, actually. I looked a bit like one of those French actresses who smoke Gauloise and cry a lot in-between snogging Gerard Depardieu. I tried a husky French accent in the mirror.

"And zen when I was, how you say? une teenager, mes parents, mes tres, tres horriblement parents, take me to Nouvelle Zelande. Ahh merde!"

At which point I heard Mum coming up the stairs and had to leap into bed. She popped her head round the door and said, "Georgie ... are you asleep?"

I didn't say anything. That would teach her.

As she left she said, I wouldn't sleep in the sunglasses if I were you, they might get embedded in your head."

What kind of parenting was that? Mum's medical knowledge was about as good as Dad's DlY. And we had all seen his idea of a shed. Before it fell down on Uncle Eddie.

Eventually I was drifting off into a tragic sleep when I heard shouting coming from next door's garden. Mr. and Mrs. Next Door were out there, banging and shouting and throwing things about. Is this really the time for noisy gardening? They have no consideration for those who might want to sleep because they have tragedy in their life.

mucho excitemondo police raid

12:10 a.m.

When the doorbell rang I shot out of bed and looked down the stairs. Mum had opened the door wearing a nightdress that you could quite easily see through. Even if you didn't want to. Which I didn't. There was a policeman standing at the door, holding a sack up in front of him at arm's length and his trousers were shredded round the ankles.

"is this your bloody cat?" he inquired, not very politely for a public servant.

Mum said, "Well, I...er."

I ran down the stairs and went to the door.

"Good evening, constable. This cat, is it about the size of a small labrador?"

He said, "Yes."

On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God. Copyright © by Louise Rennison. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 148 reviews.
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
Okay, so On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God picks up almost exactly where Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging left off (two days later to be specific). As Georgia continues her diary, she is very disillusioned by the prospect of going to visit her father in New Zealand on "the other (useless) side of the universe" instead of having time to spend (snogging) with Robbie--the Sex God. Like the first book in this series, this one basically just follows a few months in Georgia's life. Mayhem continues to follow Georgia as she and her friend devise new Beret-wearing methods at school among other kinds of mischief. This includes some chaos on the hockey field (the first book featured a rather disastrous tennis match). Rennison writes Georgia as a bit of a spaz--always thinking about herself and her appearance, heaping scorn upon Robbie's more studious ex--so it's nice to see her being athletic without really trying and without any ulterior motive. Meanwhile, Georgia also has to figure out how to get back in Robbie's good graces when he once again decides that she is too young for him. Part of her plan? Maturiosity and Glaceriosity. Yes. Basically anything funny that came up in the first book has been revisited in this one. A personal favorite: Georgia's continued bewilderment when faced with the phrase "see you later." (Does it mean "see you later" or something else? No one knows.) There are a lot of developments in this volume in terms of inter-character relations (Georgia, her friends, Robbie, and so on). But there isn't as much intra-character development. Again. By the end of the book, Georgia does have some new quandaries to think about (is it a problem that the SG doesn't make her laugh for instance), but it's still too early to tell if her new introspection will lead to a bit of enlightenment. By the time I read this book (in a day), I was basically over my qualms about liking Georgia but feeling like I shouldn't. The plots are simple and fun, Georgia makes me laugh. It's fine. That said, I have noticed that, like a few other laugh-out-loud funny books for teens, this one gets a lot of the humor from Georgia having kind of low self-esteem. A running theme in both books is Georgia bemoaning her ugliness as a result of her large nose. It doesn't really impact the story, or send any message about beauty ideals or anything, I just wish Georgia could be a little more sure of herself. All of her friends (and snogging partners) seem to indicate that people think Georgia is pretty cool. I wish that she would figure that out as well. Maybe in the next book . . .
ronirapture More than 1 year ago
I WAS ANYTHING but dissapointed! Again, HILARIOUS. Completely marvy with a side order of friggin' brilliant! Finished it in one day, too [: Seriously, if you need an escape and a fit laugh, read this series.
CourtCourtP More than 1 year ago
this book made me laugh so hard i had to go to the restroom repeatedly while reading it! It is one of the most enjoyable humorous books I have ever read! Though it lacks depth and emotion, it has real heart and gut bursting laughter! The situations georgia sets herself in are unbelievably hilarious! You will definitely love this book if you are in for a great time and a giant laugh.
Melinasophia More than 1 year ago
omg...how I love these books!! they are soooo hilarious & relatable. I love Libby! definitely a must read!
SeeMichelleRead More than 1 year ago
I hereby admit that I am a fan-girl of Georgia Nicolson. Once again, Georgia did not disappoint. This second book in Louise Rennison's all too funny series about young Georgia Nicolson - British teenager extraordinaire - was perfect. It picks up just after she has discovered that Vati (her father) will be moving her family to Kiwi-a-gogo Land (New Zealand) and thus her life is effectually over. After snagging (and snogging) the Sex God (aka Robbie) in the previous book, Georgia is still up to her old tricks - figuring out new ways to annoy her teachers, avoiding Wet Lindsay, and trying to figure out exactly what a boy means by "I'll see you later."? I really don't know how she gets into the messes she does but I can't help but enjoy every minute of her crazy life. Georgia's life is detailed in irreverent diary entries where she honestly lays down the good, the bad, and the ugly of teendom without ever becoming preachy or campy. She is completely self-centered but still entirely lovable in the way only teenagers can be. I love the scrapes she gets into and I love, love how she tries to explain new concepts to her friends. I about split my shorts laughing when she tried to explain to the Ace gang how Dave the Laugh will become her Red Herring. Fabbity fab fab. All I can say is Louise Rennison should be very careful to not be drinking anything while she comes up with some of the stuff Georgia gets herself into. I know from sad experience it shouldn't be attempted. seemichelleread.blogspot.com
Luv2Read24 More than 1 year ago
In words of Georgia Nicolson this book was totally Fabbity fab fab! I love it so much! It's such a good laugh. Try to read this book in private though, cause when u read it in public u'll be laughing so hard u'll get some weird looks from people...trust me I know from experience! So buy this book! U won't regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome-possom. We would reccomend this book to fifth graders and up. Louise Rennison is a really good author and we recommend all of her books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Georgia Nicolson does not fail to make me laugh very hard! She's absolutely insane. And I love it when she says all these stupid things when trying to talk to her sex god of a boyfriend. But disaster lurks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
these books are funny, exceptionally written and relate to a real teenagers life. they will keep dragging you by the tail to read more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 16 and I read this book and couldn't stop laughing! It just made me want to read more and more. I hope Georgia Nicolson never gets to old for me to read :'
chlokie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging, and I'd say this was just as super. The connection from one book to the other was seamless, and though I read the books a month apart, it was like Georgia had never left!Being a Canadian girl, I love the British style of the books. They seem to take the definition of "huffy British teenager with a wacked out mind" and turn it into a book. Jas is hilarious and totally boy-crazy, while the Bummer Twins can always be found smoking in the bathroom or "duffing up" Nauseating P. Green. Really, Georgia's whole group of friends is crazy, and the books would be bland without them. Like plain oatmeal, and the Ace Gang is the brown sugar. Oh, BTW, the Ace Gang is Georgia's name for her group of friends.I also appreciate the index in the back for those of us not up to speed on our British-speak, providing definitions with added Georgia-type commentary.My only negative comment for this book is that the plot seems to be quite similar to the first book, and I have a feeling this might continue through the whole series. But maybe that is the point, since they are just everyday diaries.Over all they are really witty novels with fun and snappy dialogue. Georgia always has the most hilarious things to say, and I never get tired of her grumpy but loud teen voice.
sahi9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
in this book it is about a girl from london and her name is georgia and her parents are getting a divorce and she thinks her life is so mest up she even shaved off her eye brow and georgia got a boyfriend named robbie and even though georgia knows that robbie has a reputaion that still goes on georgia wants to be apart of it and she will stop at nothing untill it is her time to shine
jasmine.gomez on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a girl who thinks boyfriends are everything in a girls life. She met a guy with an accent and they fell in love with each other. She blew off her friends to go and hang out with him. All of her friends and family got mad at her. She started hanging out with her friends and her family more. Her boyfriend started to think she did not like him anymore. She made her scheduled more flexible. She got on track to spend time with her boyfriend, family, and friends. I liked this book because it had a lot of details. The author explained everything clearly. The author also explained how the main character faced her problems and worked them out. The book showed how someone who was so unorganized could change. I rated this book a 4. I rated it a 4 because it had some not so good parts. Also because the language is not so well.
samiSami.. on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is the second book to "Angus thongs and full frontal snogging." Georgia gets Robbie as a boyfriend. She is completly in love with him. Her life should be perfect right? But now her dad finds a job in New Zealand and is going there to see if its a keeper. While Georgia is there in England loving her life, she may now move to New Zealand. While her dad is in New Zealand Georgia gets suspended from school from a stupid prank on a teacher she didnt even do. Then Robbie dumps Georgia for being too young. Therefore Georgia uses her friend, Dave, as a "red herring" to make Robbie jealous and want her back. Will she get to move to New Zealand?I really have gotten addicted to the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson books. They are very funny. It makes you not want to put the books down because they are so interesting. Once i started reading the first book i just had to get the second. The Georgia Nicolson books are worth reading. Very funny but serious at times. I would highlly recomend the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson books. I think this book is my favorite.
_Lily_ on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
On the bright side, I'm now the girlfriend of a sex god. by Louise RennisonReviewed by Moirae the Fates book reviews.Georgia Nicolson has started dating the Sex God (aka Robbie). So life should be perfect . . . except in Georgia's life, nothing is ever perfect. Her cat, Angus (the size of a small Labrador), is terrorizing the neighborhood. Her sister, Libby (who is slightly mad), hides her pooey knickers at the bottom of Georgia's bed.Then the Sex God breaks it off because she's too young. It's time for a plan. It's time for a Red Herring. It's time for Georgia to become a "heartless boy magnet!" (Synopsis provided by Amazon)This is book 2 in the Georgia Nicholson series. As usual, it's pretty funny. Even adults can find humor in this series and appreciate it. I love Georgia and the Ace Gang. Georgia is up to her usual antics in this book, she is now dating Robbie, the sex god, and we get to see their relationship develop and have some hard times.Libby is her usual self in this one, we don't get to see her character develop at all in this one. If you liked book 1 (Angus, thongs and full-frontal snogging) I would recommend this book. * Paperback: 272 pages * Publisher: HarperTeen; First Edition edition (May 14, 2002) * ISBN-10: 0064472264 * Author: Louise Rennison * Cover Art: I like the new art better. * Overall rating: **** out of 5 stars * Obtained: Local Library, purchased my own copy.
lilibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
More adventures of Georgia Nicolson.
MeganAngela on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As with the first book in the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series, I just don't have a lot to say about this book as it is just so average. In fact, I'd even go so far as saying this one was more bland than the first one. Again, it is a YA novel in the vein of Bridget Jones' Diary, but without nearly the presence of the inimitable Bridget Jones. I imagine that most young girls would love this book. I know I thought this series was more fun when I was a teenager. As an adult, it just doesn't pull me in the way it did. When I was a teenager, Georgia seemed like the cool girl in school that I'd want to be friends with. As an adult, Georgia seems like a spoiled brat who is completely clueless while trying to pass herself off as knowledgeable.At the end of the day, this book (and the series) is a light, fun read that you can power through in a couple of hours. I'd definitely recommend this series to a young girl over something like Twilight, but I'd probably imagine that most adults would want to stay clear of this one. Two and a half stars.
EmScape on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sometimes, I wish I was a 14 year old British girl....or maybe I just wish I had these books when I was a 14 year old American girl? Georgia is an absolute hoot, and so are her mates. Every character is well-developed (as seen from Georgia's perspective, though), and the journal-entry style just sucks the reader in until suddenly the book is finished. Georgia herself is extremely realistic, completely self-centered, but also marvelously lovable. Much appreciated is the British slang glossary at the end, which Georgia has written herself, in her own unique style. Excellent book for teens and pre-teens and a nice break from reading depressing things for 28-year-old me.
readingrat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Every bit as wacky and funny as the first one.
alanna1122 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Book 2 of the Series. The diary of 14 year old Georgia Nicholson chronicling her love life, kooky family life and school life. I love these books. I am way too old to be reading them but - whatever - I think they are hilarious. I found myself laughing and snorting over and over when reading this one. Georgia's voice is fresh and is really well drawn as a character. Her over the top family is wacky but not over done. I love the slang and the colloquialisms used in her writing. They add wonderful depth to the plot and to the characters. Really fun read.
mmillet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I hereby admit that I am a fan-girl of Georgia Nicolson.Once again, Georgia did not disappoint. This second book in Louise Rennison's all too funny series about young Georgia Nicolson - British teenager extraordinaire - was perfect. It picks up just after she has discovered that Vati (her father) will be moving her family to Kiwi-a-gogo Land (New Zealand) and thus her life is effectually over. After snagging (and snogging) the Sex God (aka Robbie) in the previous book, Georgia is still up to her old tricks - figuring out new ways to annoy her teachers, avoiding Wet Lindsay, and trying to figure out exactly what a boy means by "I'll see you later."? I really don't know how she gets into the messes she does but I can't help but enjoy every minute of her crazy life.Georgia's life is detailed in irreverent diary entries where she honestly lays down the good, the bad, and the ugly of teendom without ever becoming preachy or campy. She is completely self-centered but still entirely lovable in the way only teenagers can be. I love the scrapes she gets into and I love, love how she tries to explain new concepts to her friends. I about split my shorts laughing when she tried to explain to the Ace gang how Dave the Laugh will become her Red Herring. Fabbity fab fab.All I can say is Louise Rennison should be very careful to not be drinking anything while she comes up with some of the stuff Georgia gets herself into. I know from sad experience it shouldn't be attempted.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
More journal entries from Georgia, our 14-year-old heroine, about her boyfriend troubles, parent troubles, and little sister troubles. Fun.
midnighttwilight101 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Georgia Nicolson Series by Louise Rennison is one of my favorite series of all time. The first book in the series is called Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging, this book will keep you laughing at every turn. The first time I remember reading on the back ¿Do not read in public, you will laugh out loud¿ or something like that, yet I still read it in school, and ended up making a fool of myself.
Dutchgirl73 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Georgia's diary continues, and now she is officially dating Robbie, the "sex god," although he still hasn't introduced her to his family, and he wants to keep their relationship quiet, since she is so much younger than he (14 to his 18). In order to make him a little jealous and hopefully pay more attention to her, Georgia develops a "red herring" relationship with another boy "Dave the laugh." The difficulty is that she rather enjoys Dave, and is actually more comfortable with him than with her true love, Robbie. Her family is planning to move to New Zealand, and this is causing the most trouble of all, since soon Georgia will be forced to leave both friends and enemies far behind.Funnier and a little naughtier than the adventures of Mia in the Princess Diaries, fans of "Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging" will certainly enjoy following the continuing adventures of Georgia Nicholson. She is in turns sweet, selfish, silly and smart. Her slang is a little different from that of an American fourteen year-old, but her dilemmas and concerns are easily recognized, and she has kindly included a glossary to explain some of the more unusual terms! All in all, a very fast paced, funny read, this sequel more than lives up to its predecesor.
bookwormteri on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just cute for me, I don't know why I keep reading these because they just do so little for me.