Genre: Humour, Realistic Fiction
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 lot's 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.
I absolutely love Withering Heights and Louise Rennison's other series (Confessions of Georgia Nickelson) so I was dying to read this.
I was very intrigued while reading this book. I knew that Louise had a very nice sense of humour and I really wanted to read another side of her writing. What I didn't know was that Tallulah was Georgia's cousin! I had a bit of a sinking feeling while I read that because I thought that this book would be just like the Georgia books.
In some ways I was right, and in some I wasn't. Tallulah was much more free and curious than Georgia. She was certainly just as queer but she was more...open and carefree. I definitely did enjoy this book but I was disappointed that Tallulah was very similar to Georgia. I was excited to see a different side of Louise's writing.
I also was very excited to see how this book would relate to Wuthering Heights but I was again, let down. The only connection was the location, which reminded Tallulah of Wuthering Heights.
Nevertheless, Louise Rennison's amazing sense of humour and very likable characters made me enjoy this book. I definitely enjoyed this book and was curious to see how the storyline would go. I was a bit disappointed that there were some loose-threads that needed tying. I think it was meant to end that way but it doesn't stop me from wanting to know more. If you don't read this book with the same expectations that I did, you will definitely enjoy it! It makes a very fun, light read!
Likes: All of the characters!
Dislike: The similar 'formula' Louise uses for her books.