Review | The Taming of the Tights – Louise Rennison + GIVEAWAY

I was recently given the opportunity to read ‘The Taming of the Tights’ by Louise Rennison*, I’ve never read a book by Rennison before and so was excited when the (quite hefty) book popped onto my door mat. Having seen the film rendition of Rennison’s other book series entitled ‘Confessions of Georgia Nicolson’ (‘Angus, Thongs and Perfect snogging’ – one of my all time faves by the way) I knew that this book must be something that I would be into straight away. I picked it up, swished my Lush Bubble Bar around in the bath for a couple of seconds and then relaxed for over an hour reading, submerged in the soapy water (two birds with one stone, clever eh?). 

Louise Rennison is well known in the literary world for being the Best Selling and Award Winning author of the phenomenally successful ‘Confessions of Georgia Nicolson’, which had a whopping ten books in the series and was translated into 34 different languages! Not to mention, also being transformed onto the stage and into the fabulous movie staring Aaron and Georgia that I mentioned above. She has won a numerous amount of awards including the Nestle Smarties Book Prize, the Michael L. Printz Honor Book and the Roald Dahl Funny prize for ‘Withering Tights’. After all of this, there is no surprise she’s often named THE author for teenage girls. 

‘The Taming of the Tights’ is the third installment of the ‘Misadventures of Tallulah Casey’ series; a perfect book for a teen girl who is starting off her journey into woman-hood and all things boys. It has a brilliant balance of humor and reality for (protagonist) Tallulah and is a great light-hearted read. I’d definitely recommend reading the first two installments of this series first though – joining the journey at the last installment was quite difficult to get my head around to start with. However, after figuring out who ‘wild boy’ Cain and ‘nice boy’ Charlie were, it wasn’t too long before I was hooked and just couldn’t put this book down. Below is the press release Blurb for this fantastic book – I thought it would be best to add this in then to ruin it all with spoilers!

TAMING OF THE TIGHTS is the 3rd of the Misadventures of Tallulah Casey series, which also include Withering Tights and A Midsummer Tights Dream. Tallulah Casey is putting all thoughts of wild boy Cain behind her. He is literally an animal in trousers… oo-er.  Not like nice boy Charlie (who she’s totally not thinking about either). The Tree Sisters are chasing those golden slippers of applause at performing arts college but Dr Lightowler seems hell-bent on spoiling everything for Tallulah. And with all her mates loved up, can Tallulah resist the call of her wild boy. Packed with boys and mates, join Tallulah Casey and pals for more (boy snogging) misadventures and maybe you too will feel the urge to put on the Golden Slippers of Applause.

You can buy this great book on Amazon here.

The lovely people who sent me this copy are also offering the chance for 2 of my readers – yes, you read it right! – the chance to win a copy of this book in the new Paperback edition. All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below to be in with the chance to win!

Giveaway Rules

  • The giveaway will be running for 1 week – ending midnight of Friday 3rd January.The winner will be announced the following day (Saturday 4th)
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  • The 2 winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email before other winners are chosen.
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  • I will be checking entries. Any entries that are false will be disqualified. 
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Have you ever read any of Louise Rennison’s books?

What do you think of them?

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  1. August 25, 2017 / 10:50 am