Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Love Is a Many Trousered Thing Audio

Love Is a Many Trousered Thing Audio

Louise Rennison
For ages 14 and up
Unabridged audiobook (CD)
Performed/read by: Stina Nielsen
Recorded Books, 2009   ISBN: 978-1440762086

Georgia Nicolson has a problem; she has two guys in her life that she has an interest in. Masimo the Luuurve God has told her that he is a “free man for you,” and Robbie the Sex God has come back from Kiwi-a-gogo-land (New Zealand), and he looks as delicious as ever. How is she supposed to choose between these two tasty treats? Even worse, why does the image of Dave the Laugh keep popping into her head? He is no longer in the picture, he is a “mate” and not a potential snogee. Right?

Struggling with her “confusiosity,” Georgia tries to figure out what she wants in a boyfriend, and how she feels about Robbie and Masimo. They are both wonderful to look at and they certainly make her “pantaloonies go all melty,” but she doesn’t really know what to do with them, other than to snog them of course. On the other hand, Dave The Laugh is funny and she can actually talk to him without saying something that is completely embarrassing and utterly stupid.

Once again, readers will find Georgia Nicolson and her preoccupation with boys and her appearance thoroughly amusing and highly entertaining. Exploring the deep and meaningful aspects of life have no attraction for Georgia, and she is about as reliable as…er… “a loon,” but she is nevertheless a very loveable character, and we can’t help hoping that she will eventually figure out where her heart truly lies.

Stina Nielsen’s narrative is spirited and deliciously true to Georgia’s decidedly unique voice. The only problem with listening to this CD is the fact that you won’t want to stop once you have started.