Withering Tights by Louise Rennison

71%

34 Critic Reviews

With excellent supporting characters and the tendency to make you laugh till you cry, Withering Tights is a must read for any teens wanting a great summer read.
-Guardian

Synopsis

Wow. This is it. This is me growing up. On my own, going to Performing Arts College. This is good-bye, Tallulah, you long, gangly thing, and hellooooo, Lullah, star of stage.

Tallulah Casey is ready to find her inner artist. And some new mates. And maybe a boy or two or three.

The ticket to achieving these lofty goals? Enrolling in a summer performing arts program, of course. She's bound for the wilds of Yorkshire Dales—eerily similar to the windswept moors of Wuthering Heights. Tallulah expects new friends, less parental interference, and lots of drama. Acting? Tights? Moors? Check, check, check.

What she doesn't expect is feeling like a tiny bat's barging around in her mouth when she has her first snog.

Bestselling author Louise Rennison returns with her trademark wit, a hilarious new cast, and a brand-new cheeky heroine who is poised to discover plenty of opportunities for (mis)adventure!

 

About Louise Rennison

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Louise Rennison is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of the angst-filled Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series. She lives in Brighton, the San Francisco of England (apart from the sun, Americans, the Golden Gate Bridge, and earthquakes).
 
Published June 28, 2011 by HarperTeen. 291 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Withering Tights
All: 34 | Positive: 27 | Negative: 7

Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Pinkbookworm on Aug 15 2011

With excellent supporting characters and the tendency to make you laugh till you cry, Withering Tights is a must read for any teens wanting a great summer read.

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Dear Author

Above average
Reviewed by John on Jan 17 2012

Your books are extremely quick reads that have people laughing, but Withering Tights is a lot of the same that the Georgia Nicholson books were – just with newer characters, joke types, and settings. You do progress as a writer here in regards to how you develop those similar characters, settings, and the like.

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The Bookbag

Excellent
Reviewed by John Lloyd on Jun 01 2011

This is definitely recognisable as Louise Rennison, but is such a great leap forward from her other umpteen books.

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Teen Reads

Excellent
Reviewed by Chris Shanley-Dillman on Jun 28 2011

Readers will long to join Tallulah at her art school and will impatiently wait for more tales of her survival.

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The Daily Fig

Below average
Reviewed by Ellen on Jun 15 2011

I failed to find this book as enjoyable as I had Rennison’s others, but liked it nonetheless.

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Vulpus Libris

Excellent
Reviewed by Eve Harvey on Oct 09 2010

Withering Tights is chock full of yet more funny, fascinating and downright weird characters who are all a joy to read about.

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Confessions of a Book Addict

Good
Reviewed by Christina on Aug 19 2011

All in all, if you are a fan of humorous reads, you must check out Withering Tights.

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Wondrous Reads

Good
Reviewed by Prophecygirl on Nov 15 2010

Withering Tights is a great start to what I think could be a much loved series.

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Chick Loves Lit

Good
Reviewed by Shanyn on Jun 30 2011

I’m really pumped that Withering Tights is the beginning of a new series from Louise Rennison.

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Book Angel Booktopia

Good
Reviewed by Book Angel Emma on Aug 01 2012

An excellent read, funny through and quickly devoured.

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Bookshelves of Doom

Good
Reviewed by Bookshelves of Doom on Jun 04 2011

Withering Tights was still wicked fun and it made me laugh out loud.

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YA Librarian Tales

Good
Reviewed by Sarah on Aug 02 2011

Overall, I think there is good potential for this new series to find its own footing.

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The Readventurer

Good
Reviewed by Tatiana on May 06 2012

Withering Tights is a great, very light, funny read.

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Frenetic Reader

Good
Reviewed by Khy on Sep 05 2011

Withering Tights is a humorous read with a great setting.

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So Many Books, So Little Time

Good
Reviewed by Sophie on Jul 12 2010

I really loved Withering Tights (and it’s cover) and I’m looking forward to reading more of Tallulah’s adventures at Dother Hall.

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Hobbitsies

Good
Reviewed by Tara Gonzalez on Oct 28 2010

Overall, this book is a great start to a new series.

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Strange and Random Happenstance

Below average
Reviewed by Miss Eliza on May 25 2012

It seems to me that Louise Rennison just took the majority of traits possessed in her previous iconic character, Georgia Nicholson, and inverted them.

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The Broke and the Bookish

Good
Reviewed by Tahleen on Jul 14 2011

ll definitely be picking up the next book in the Misadventures of Tallulah Casey series.

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Books Complete Me

Good
Reviewed by Nicki on Jun 06 2012

Withering Tights was filled with cute boys, great friends, and plenty of laughs.

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Ramblings of a Daydreamer

Below average
Reviewed by Marie on Jan 30 2012

If I wasn’t so easily amused, I don’t think I could have finished this book.

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The Book Scout

Good
Reviewed by Kelsey on Aug 03 2012

I'm looking forward to seeing what the sequel brings and will definitely be recommending this book.

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Birdbrained Book Blog

Below average
Reviewed by Anastasia on Jan 31 2012

Although I didn’t think it was as funny as her other books, I did laugh out loud a few times, and I obviously didn’t hate it enough to give up reading it. So, while it’s not my favorite book ever, I don’t think it’s all that horrible, either.

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Unabridged Andra

Good
Reviewed by Andra Lyn on Dec 02 2011

...I really enjoyed this book for itself. This book was fun, completely insane, and laugh-out-loud, squirt-milk-out-your-nose hilarious.

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Book Labyrinth

Good
Reviewed by Ashley on Apr 09 2011

If you’re looking for a lighthearted laugh and a story with some heart to it, despite the ridiculousness, be sure and pick up ‘Withering Tights’!

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Nori's Closet

Good
Reviewed by Nori on Sep 07 2011

I loved the characters, I really loved Tallulah, I loved the setting, I loved the school, I loved the boys, and I loved all the laughter this book caused. 

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Bookster Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by Cliona on Feb 13 2011

 I thought it was O-K but nothing compared to the hype I've seen surrounding Louise's other books.

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Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Crimson on Sep 24 2012

If English humour and absurd situations are your thing . . . then why haven’t you read this yet?!

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Maestra Amanda's Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Amanda on Aug 25 2011

I would recommend Withering Tights, and the Georgia Nicholson series.

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Book Chic Club

Good
Reviewed by Bookchic on Jul 12 2011

Definitely a book to check out if you're looking for a light read this summer.

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Teenage Fiction for All Ages

Good
Reviewed by Karen on Aug 30 2010

Withering Tights is extremely funny. It had me laughing aloud a lot, not something books usually make me do! Tallulah is someone you're rooting for...

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The Reader Room

Below average
Reviewed by Alice on Jun 06 2011

It was only when I thought about the book did I notice the things I didn't like too much of it. The is probably better suited for younger teens as they will probably find it more relatable. Overall it was a light, quick read that left no impressions on me.

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Tall Tales and Short Stories

Good
Reviewed by Tracy on Apr 08 2011

This is a book that shouldn't be taken seriously - it's definitely a sit back and enjoy the ride and marvel at the OTT shenanigans. 

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Girls Without a Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Dwayne on Mar 31 2011

I'm sure Withering Tights will be a hit for kids and kids at heart alike. It's hard not to like such a vibrant, hilarious book!

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The Mile Long Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Amber on Jul 17 2010

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.

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