Friday, May 30, 2014

Novel Review: Withering Tights (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey, #1) by Louise Rennison

Rating (Out of 5): ~2
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: HarperTeen (HarperCollins)
Release Date: 2010
Spoilers?: No.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Wow. This is it. This is me growing up. On my own, going to Performing Arts College. This is good-bye, Tallulah, you long, gangly thing, and hellooooo, Lullah, star of stage.

Tallulah Casey is ready to find her inner artist. And some new mates. And maybe a boy or two or three.

The ticket to achieving these lofty goals? Enrolling in a summer performing arts program, of course. She's bound for the wilds of Yorkshire Dales—eerily similar to the windswept moors of Wuthering Heights. Tallulah expects new friends, less parental interference, and lots of drama. Acting? Tights? Moors? Check, check, check.

What she doesn't expect is feeling like a tiny bat's barging around in her mouth when she has her first snog.

Bestselling author Louise Rennison returns with her trademark wit, a hilarious new cast, and a brand-new cheeky heroine who is poised to discover plenty of opportunities for (mis)adventure!

The Cover:

I actually really like this cover. It's simple, not embarrassing, eye-catching; the colors work with the book, the style of it does, and I like that there are a few items that actually have to do with the book. And the other covers in the series match and look really good together.


  • "He was sooooo lovely. And, well, gorgeous. He had everything a dream boy should have. Back, front, sides. Everything. A head. And all in a boy shape.” (Hardback, pg. 82-83) Haha!


I did not particularly like this book. It was a little meh, a lot not really my style.
Tallulah is a bit immature, a bit young, and just not really my type of character. The writing also isn’t, a little random and with a storyline that moves all over the place. A story that pretty much follows Tallulah doing everyday things, and how some of those things go in weird places. I’m assuming it’s similar to Rennison’s previous series, Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, which I decided not to read after reading a couple pages. It just didn’t seem like my type of book, similarly to how this isn’t. It follows Tallulah around, as I said, without really going anywhere, or forming a big plot line. There isn’t one main love interest, there’s a big group of friends.
I just didn’t really care for it. It's not my type of book, although I might have enjoyed it more when I was younger.

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