Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? Audio

Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? Audio

Louise Rennison
For ages 14 and up
Performed/read by: Stina Nielsen
Recorded Books, 2009   ISBN: 978-1449807665

For a very brief period of time Georgia’s love life moves forward in a satisfactory manner. Then, all of sudden, things go horribly wrong. Georgia’s boyfriend, her “Pizza-a-go-go Luuurve God” Masimo gets very upset when he sees Georgia dancing with Dave the Laugh at a Stiff Dylans’ gig. In fact, he gets so upset that he and Dave almost come to blows, after which Masimo leaves the gig in a “megahump,” and now Georgia has no idea where she stands with him.

Thankfully, Masimo is quite ready for bygones to be bygones, but Georgia decides that it would be better if she and Dave do not spend any time together just in case. When she suggests this to Dave, he gets upset. Dear me! Why does life have to be so complicated?

Masimo becomes very attentive and loving, and then Georgia finds out that the members of the Stiff Dylans band have been invited to move to London so that they can really focus on their musical careers. It would such a great opportunity for Masimo and the other band members. Should Georgia go to London with him or should she ask him to stay with her?

Just in case things are not complicated enough, Dave the Laugh announces, out of the blue, that he thinks Georgia is beautiful. Poor Georgia is flummoxed and confused. Was Dave serious or was he joking? Why oh why does she have this tendency to spontaneously pucker up whenever he is around?

Listeners who have been following Georgia’s adventures are sure to enjoy this conclusion to her “confessions.” Georgia does not, alas, suddenly become brilliantly bright and all knowing, but she does finally understand what has been going on right in front of her all this time. Listeners will find it hard not to resist this funny, odd, and often clueless teenager who cannot make up her mind about what she wants.