Earlier in the week the children’s and YA book world took a real hit following the news of the death of beloved writer, Louise Rennison. She was the author of the ridiculously funny ‘Georgia Nicolson’ and ‘Tallulah Casey’ series’.
Though we’re super sad that Louise is gone, we can’t help but smile when we think back on all of the times that reading her books had us wetting ourselves with laughter. Usually in public. So what better way to celebrate her and her novels than by sharing our very favourite Louise Rennison quotes.
“He had everything a dream boy should have. Back, front, sides, everything. A head.” (‘Withering Tights’)
“Oh, Blimey O’Riley’s pantyhose….What is the point of Shakespeare? I know he is a genius and so on, but he does rave on. ‘What light doth through yonder window break?’ It’s the bloody moon, for God sake, Will, get a grip!’” (‘Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants’)
“I am going to become a writer for Cosmo – you don’t have to make any sense at all. Or maybe I’ll be a bloke, they don’t have to make sense either.” (‘Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging’)
“Here is my recipe for a mood enhancer. Take a friend, preferably one with a really annoying fringe and outsize pants, and when she is rambling on swiftly, push her into a ditch and run away.” (‘Startled by his Furry Shorts’)
“I couldn’t believe it. It was unbelievable, that’s why. My face was like a frozen fish finger. All rigid and pale. (But obviously not with breadcrumbs on it.)” (‘It’s OK, I’m Wearing Really Big Knickers’)
“He who laughs last laughs the laughiest.” (‘Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants’)
“I am soooo excited, I am over-excited. I’m hysterical, I may have to slap my own face in a minute at this rate.” (‘Withering Tights’)
“Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on where you were sitting) Libby let off the smelliest, loudest fart known to humanity. It came out of her bum-oley with such force that she lifted off my knee – like a hovercraft. Even she looked surprised by what had come out of her.” (‘It’s OK, I’m Wearing Really Big Knickers’)
What’s your favourite Louise Rennison quote? Share with us at @maximumpopbooks!
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