Louise Rennison Biography

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New young adult author Louise Rennison draws on her abilities as a former standup comedian to portray the humorous side of adolescence. Her tales of Georgia Nicolson's life, told in diary format, capture the lighter side of teen angst—worrying about impressing the opposite sex, making fun of teachers, and enduring one's foolish parents. According to Kate Ginn in The Scotsman (July 26, 2000), 49-year-old Rennison has based much of Georgia Nicolson's life on her own experiences growing up on an On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God: Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, 2001estate in Leeds, England. Rennison, like her protagonist, attended an all girls' school which required a uniform, went for snogging (kissing) lessons when she was fourteen, and had a ferocious cat like Angus. Her family emigrated to New Zealand, a move which she thought would ruin her life.

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