Favorite Middle School Book Series: The True Confessions of Georgia Nicolson.
Witty. Hilarious. Innovative. British.
In short, everything a middle school girl needs to help her get through the hell-hole that is 7th and 8th grade. One of my friends suggested them to me, and I've never been the same. I read the first four over and over again, every couple of years. When they made a movie and I couldn't find a physical version, I sat through the annoying ten-minute clips on YouTube. And it wasn't half bad. Even on a school night, I would stay up really late and read them, and then I'd be laughing all by myself in the middle of the night, just like Georgia. It made me feel less alone. They always say that about literature:
"That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong." -- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Or, as Georgia might say, "We're all together in a cosmic whatsit. With Buddha and Baby Jesus."
The sad thing was, however, that when I was reading them, author Louise Rennison had only come out with about four or five of them. Now, there are ten total. Of those, I have since read a total of six. Thus, this brings me to the gist and nub of this literary foray: I shall read the final four installments of Georgia's confessions. This week. Completely.