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.
Best-selling 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!
These books are a ton of fun. I loved the Georgia Nicholson books and have enjoyed the audiobooks for years, but I have to say I love Talullah Casey even more. The stories are more interesting, since they incorporate the performing arts and all the entertainment value they have, as well as the Yorkshire people and countryside. There's a literary component to these books, as well, with Wuthering Heights and A Midsummer Night's Dream central to the stories in the first two books. Add all this to Louise Rennison's great characters and stories and you have very clever, satisfying teen fiction.
Louise Rennison is also a hilarious narrator. Her regional accents make me laugh out loud. She brings an extra dimension to the books that you can't get in print.
Now, the main problem for me is that you CANNOT GET BOOKS TWO AND THREE ON AUDIO IN THE U.S. What the heck, Harper-Collins? I was able to buy book two on CD from the UK, but book three is only available in digital download from Audible UK, and you can't order from them unless you have a UK credit card and billing address. PLEASE get these two for us in the US of A!