Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Teenage Things

There are six things wrong with my life:

1. I have one of those under-the-skin spots that will never come to a head but lurk in a red way for the next two years.

2. It is on my nose.

3. I have a there-year-old sister who may have peed somewhere in my room.

4. In fourteen days the summer hols will be over and then it will be back to Stalag 14 and Oberfuhrer Frau Simpson and her sadistic teachers.

5. I am very ugly and I need to go to an ugly home.

6. I went to a party dressed as a stuffed olive.

An extract from Louise Rennison's, extremely funny teenage novel, 'Confessions of Georgia Nicolson: Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging'.

The book is in the process of being made into a film by Gurinder Chadha, who is currently casting for the lead role. Not sure how well it will do as film, as I don't think it can top the book, but after this article on Time Out thought it was worth a post.

4 comments:

Shak said...

I wonder how good ol' Gurinder will manage to shoehorn in a strong Asian woman (whose only nice Asian guy friend happens to be gay) who chooses to date and then marry a white guy...

purple said...

It would indeed be very difficult. The book has no brown people in it at all, maybe she'll change the protagonist to an Indian?! =O

Shak said...

'Cos she's never done that before, right?

purple said...

Riiight! Clever Guri!











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