Now I’ve done separate reviews of these books but I thought I’d do one big overview since they’re split up into many blog posts and my opinion on if you should start this series at all since 10 books can be quite an investment of time and money if you’re a completionist like me! I reviewed the first book here, the second and third here, the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth here, and the ninth and tenth here!
Louise Rennison has said; “I wrote the book to make myself laugh. I always wrote what I remembered making me laugh when I was that age. I didn’t attempt to teach. I didn’t attempt to do anything except I wanted Georgia to be a decent person. I wanted her to be someone who is a bit stupid and self-obsessed and difficult and funny and rude, and a bit jealous and all those other things. But I wanted her to have a good heart.”
And I think that is what she has done! They’re not Moby Dick but they’re funny, genuine books that remind me a lot of my school years too. As horrifying as those years were; I had to wear a uniform, I went to an all-girls school and while I may not have had to wear a beret, the introduction of the compulsory blazer in my tenth year was more highly debated than anything in debate club.
Do I think people should read them? Yeah, if you want a bit of nostalgia- especially if you were a teenage girl at some point- then these books are just what you need. They’re a guaranteed laugh.
So if you fancy them I have a giveaway! Of all ten! If you read my book haul then you know I bought these to re-read, then a couple days later while clearing out my storage unit- I found my old copies so. I have all ten to giveaway today to one lucky UK reader, just fill out the rafflecopter below!