Withering Tights

At last – Tallulah is living the dream, and going away for six weeks at theatre school over the summer! Except that Dother Hall, in the wilds of the Yorkshire dales, surrounded by bearded cheese-making villagers and wildlife of the squirrely type, is not quite the showbiz experience Tallulah was expecting. But no matter – once her mates turn up and start their “FAME! I’m gonna liiiive foreeeever” summer course, things are bound to perk up. Especially when the boys arrive. (When DO the boys arrive?) Six weeks of parent-free freedom. BOY freedom. Freedom of expression… cos it’s the THEATRE, dahling, after all! From Louise Rennison, the No. 1 Queen of Teen, comes a laugh-out-loud tale of theatrical antics: boys, snogging and bad acting guaranteed. Get ready to laugh your tights off!

Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010.

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  • This book is very funny with relatable characters and good plots twists. The only problem is the lack of explanation as to why Tallulah is there.

    8 March 2014

  • loved it

    this book is so cool i totally love and it must be weird for her to come to a new place and not know anyone. YOLO > < -

    30 May 2013

  • loved it

    I bought this book last week and I thought it was seriously hilarious.I know I didnt regret buying it.I was laughing the whole way through!:D

    8 March 2013

  • The cover is…..how would the students at Dother Hall Performing Arts College say it?....Fabulous, dahling! I love how the pink stands out against the black, and the font of the words are great. Also I love the little pink owl in the corner, it just adds a bit of humour to it all. As soon as you see this cover, you just know you’re going to have a hilarious time reading it!

    Those of you who have read Louise Rennison’s other books before will know of one of Louise’s best-known characters, Georgia Nicholson. Surprisingly, Georgia appears briefly in this book too, as Tallulahs cousin! I think that’s a really nice touch, as it adds familiarity to the story.

    My favourite character is Tallulah because she’s hilarious. Her random bursts of ‘Irish Dancing’ had me laughing out loud!

    Overall, I’d say this is a book worth reading. It isn’t as good as some of Louise’s other books, but it’s still brilliant and I definitely recommend it. 4/5!

    4 March 2013

  • Love it

    20 December 2012

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  • Awards

    Louise Rennison won the Nestle Smarties Prize for Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging, in 1999, and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize for Withering Tights in 2010. She was also crowned Queen of Teen in 2008!

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