Hardcover, 246 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by HarperTeen
Performing Arts college, here I come again! Hold on to your tights!! Because I’m holding on to mine, I can tell you.
Tallulah Casey is back and ready to Irish-comedy-dance her way through another term at Dother Hall, but now that she’s been officially admitted to the performing arts program, that won’t cut it anymore. Especially if she’s going to help raise enough money to keep the school from closing at the end of the year.
There are also some . . . distractions to worry about: The boys of Woolfe Academy are lingering about. And they are still boys, so they are still confusing.
Will Tallulah be able to test out her new snogging skills and ace her performance in this term’s project, A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Only time and more Irish comedy dancing will tell.
I have said this before and I will say it again: Louise Rennison’s writing style is not for everyone. For one thing, she’s funny. She’s really funny. The kind of funny where you snort out a laugh in a crowded area, say a bus, if you were reading this book and then have to pretend for the rest of the ride that you are not creepy or crazy. A Midsummer Tight’s Dream is the second in the Misadventures of Tallulah Casey series. Tallulah is Georgia’s cousin and as expected of anyone related to Georgia Nicholson (Angus Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging), she is a bit batty. Okay, a lot batty.
There is something so charming in the story that Rennison weaves with so much humour and shades of experiences, that you cannot help but go along with whatever craziness she cooks up. In this novel, we return to Dother Hall where budding actors, singers etc of the female variety find themselves. We meet Tallulah and her coterie of crazy friends, the boys, the owls and the dangerous Cain. There are mean girls (the Bottomleys) and there is a sex god who finds a Cassandra and leaves Tallulah heartbroken. There is snogging and there are walnut shaped breasts (there is a hope for growth).
While I did not like this one as much as the first in the series, I still thought it was pretty amazing. I mean, any book that can make me laugh out loud in public has to be good. It’s so unexpected and the novel takes itself seriously which makes it funnier. I mean, the novel has the equivalent of a comedian’s straight face, if you know what I mean. If you want something light, funny, romantic and crazy, read this series.