A Midsummer Tights Dream (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey #2) (Paperback)
HarperTeen, 9780061799389, 272pp.
Publication Date: June 25, 2013
Louise Rennison, nationally bestselling author of the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series, returns with another hilarious adventure starring Georgia’s cousin Tallulah Casey.
In A Midsummer Tights Dream, Tallulah’s second great (mis)adventure, things are starting to look up for the budding star. She has been officially admitted to the Dother Hall performing arts program in Yorkshire. Her corkers have done some developing since last term. And she’s picked up some advice on snogging from dear old Georgia. So she’s ready to return to the stage—and face her crushes again.
But Tallulah will have more than boy drama to deal with. This term’s project is Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Tallulah has been cast as Bottom, the fool who spends most of the play with the head of a donkey. Even worse, if the show isn’t a complete success, the school won’t have enough money to stay open for another year.
About the Author
Louise Rennison was a British comedian and the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of the angst-filled Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series as well as the Misadventures of Tallulah Casey series. Her first novel, Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, received a Michael L. Printz Honor Award in 2001, was adapted into a feature film, and has become a worldwide bestseller now translated into 34 languages. She was also awarded the Roald Dahl Funny Prize for the first book in her Tallulah Casey series, Withering Tights.
Praise For A Midsummer Tights Dream (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey #2)…
— The Horn Book
“Readers will enjoy Tallulah’s use of hilarious British slang (don’t worry, there is a glossary) and her vibrant personality, and off-kilter descriptions perfectly capture the exuberance and awkwardness of early adolescence.”
— School Library Journal
PRAISE FOR WITHERING TIGHTS: “I don’t know how, but Louise Rennison has done it again. Tallulah is even funnier, warmer, and sweeter than her cousin Georgia Nicolson. I fell in love with Withering Tights, and you will too!”
— Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries and Abandon series
“Louise Rennison has created another superbly realistic and hilarious young teen heroine, a younger Georgia Nicolson, in the first book of a new series. Tallulah’s wry comments on her life and her dreams are sure to enchant girl readers who will laugh and cry with the spunky, hopeful entertainer.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)
“Fans of Georgia Nicolson will be thrilled to meet her cousin Tallulah in Printz Honor-winner Rennison’s new madcap melodrama. Undeniably entertaining; Georgia would be pleased.”
“Tallulah is a vivacious and hilarious character who will speak to every girl. This is a wonderful start to a new series that will attract Georgia’s many fans as well as bring in new readers, who will fall in love with Tallulah and all of her quirks.”
— School Library Journal
“Absurdity is a key point here, and it’s richly delivered by Tallulah’s exploits. Ideal for readers seeking a high-spirited silly British romp.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Tallulah is an effervescent protagonist who will keep fans of YA Brit lit laughing until the very end.”
— Publishers Weekly
“A bright, breezy, and very funny take on life. Good fun!”
“A jolly and faintly raunchy read.”
— Wall Street Journal
“This Brit lit romp through the moors will leave readers looking forward to next term and more Tallulah.”
— The Horn Book
“Expect lots more of Rennison’s unique brand of teen angst, snogging and shenanigans.”
— The Sunday Times
— The Daily Express
PRAISE FOR THE GEORGIA NICOLSON SERIES: “A little raunchy and quite funny.”
— New York Times Book Review
— USA Today
“We’re talking laugh-till-the-soda-comes-out-your-nose humor.”
— Chicago Tribune
— San Francisco Chronicle