Saturday, 17 July 2010

Withering Tights by Louise Rennison

Title: Withering Tights
Author: Louise Rennison
Published by: Harper Collins
Publication date: 8th July 2010
Pages: 368
Genres: Young Adult
Format: Hardback
Source: Review copy from the publisher

The misadventures of Tallulah Casey! Hilarious new series from Queen of Teen -- laugh your tights off at the (VERY) amateur dramatic antics of Talullah and her bonkers mates. Boys, snogging and bad acting guaranteed! Picture the scene: Dother Hall performing arts college somewhere Up North, surrounded by rolling dales, bearded cheesemaking villagers (male and female) and wildlife of the squirrely-type. On the whole, it's not quite the showbiz experience Tallulah was expecting! but once her mates turn up and they start their 'FAME! I'm gonna liiiiive foreeeeeever, I'm gonna fill my tiiiiights' summer course things are bound to perk up. Especially when the boys arrive. (When DO the boys arrive?) Six weeks of parent-free freedom. BOY freedom. Freedom of expression! cos it's the THEATRE dahling, theatre!
It’s time to meet Tallulah Casey as she careers about in her tights. She’s your kind of mate!

The cover would the students at Dother Hall Performing Arts College say it?....Fabulous, dahling! I love how the pink stands out against the black, and the font of the words are great. Also I love the little pink owl in the corner, it just adds a bit of humour to it all. As soon as you see this cover, you just know you're going to have a hilarious time reading it!

Those of you who have read Louise Rennison's other books before will know of one of Louise's best-known characters, Georgia Nicholson. Surprisingly, Georgia appears briefly in this book too, as Tallulahs cousin! I think that's a really nice touch, as it adds familiarity to the story.

My favourite character is Tallulah because she's hilarious. Her random bursts of 'Irish Dancing' had me laughing out loud! 

Overall, I'd say this is a book worth reading. It isn't as good as some of Louise's other books, but it's still brilliant and I definitely recommend it. 4/5!


  1. Wonderful review, Amber! I've been dying to read more about this book!

  2. Having seen the trailer I can't wait to read this book, great review :)