In the book Away Laughing on a Fast Camel: Even More Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison, the main character, Georgia, is going through things that any teenage girl is likely to go through. Georgia lives in England with her mother, father, three year old sister, Libby, and pure devil cat, Angus. She is the girlfriend of a Sex God, who is the lead singer of a band, the Stiff Dylans. She has a group of friends, Ellen, Jools, Rosie, Mabs, and her best friend, Jas, who refer to themselves as the ace gang. She goes to Stalag 14, an all girls school, everyday, well, except weekends, and listens to teachers talk on and on.
Sounds like a normal life, right? You do not know the half of it. In the beginning of the story, Georgias boyfriend, the Sex God, AKA Robbie, has gone to Whakatane, New Zealand, AKA Kiwi-a-gogo land for a year. He is a great singer and songwriter who has the dream to make it big there. Georgia is very depressed and refuses to leave the house, except, of course, for school. She has called Jas every fifteen minutes since Robbie left. She also wonder s why her friend with benefits, Dave the Laugh has not called her. She thought he was interested in her.
That is just boys, I guess. Later, her friend Rosie calls and invites her to a teenage wolf party in honor of her boyfriend, Svens, return from Swedenland. Georgia is not sure if she will go because she is so full of heartbreakosity. The SG has been gone for more than a month and Georgia still has not received a letter from him. Then, one day while leaving for school, the postman hands Georgia an envelope. It is a letter from the SG, yay! Georgia is very happy and skips all the way to school. To make her day even better, Elvis Attwood, the mean school caretaker, was retiring!
Georgia was quite disappointed when she read the letter, however, because SG just rambled on about how beautiful and sheep filled it was in Kiwi-a-gogo land. It did not mention her once! She was very upset until Jas suggested that it might be in code. Genius! She deciphered it and got an interesting outcome. Finally, she came to the conclusion that it was not in code, it was just a very shoddy letter. On the way home from school, that same day, Georgia sees Dave the L. She tries to ignore him, but he says that it just gives him the Mega Horn, where you seem to fall in love with every member of the opposite sex that crosses your path.
The next day, Georgia decides to go to the teenage wolf party. She is really only going to show Dave that she is not even a little interested in him. Can she make up her mind? One day she is in love with the SG and the next its every guy in the neighborhood. It is just red bottomosity, where you are interested in more than one specific person, and the Cosmic Horn, where you love everything in the universe. It is the day of the party! There are a bunch of people there, but no sign of Dave the L. While Georgia tries to entrance some of the boys, Dave the L walks in. Though she tries to ignore him and tries to casually move away, he follows her.
They dance and then when they are about to kiss a girl named Rachel grabs Dave, pulls him to the other side of the room, and snogs (kisses) him. Georgia could not stay, she was about to cry. While walking home, she hears footsteps behind her. It is Jas, she saw what happened and tries to cheer Georgia up. At home, Georgia light a candle at her shrine to Robbie, a picture of him with a statue of Jesus and Buddha on either side of it, and prays for a better life. One night while sitting on her garden wall she is hit on by two guys, her neighbor, twelve year old Oscar and her ex-boyfriend, Mark Big Gob (Nose.
Mark asks her on a date. What the heck, he will probably chicken out she thinks. She is also visited by Mr. Across the Road. He says that six of Naomi and Anguss kittens had found homes, but one was going to the vets. Georgia could not let that happen. She has Libby persuade her parents to rescue the kittykat. When they finally got him, they named him Gordon. He was very cute, but a little cross-eyed. The next night, Georgia decides to see if Mark Big Gob will turn up for their date. Sadly, he did. After talking for a bit, he pulls her behind a bush and shoves his tongue into her mouth.
Erleck! Then, he puts his hand up her T-shirt and up her nunga holder. Number 8 on the snogging scale, something that rates how active a relationship is. It startles Georgia and she steps back. Mark loses his balance and falls. He asks her if she goes all the way (Number 10 on the snogging scale. ) She says no. Mark seems angry and storms off. Georgia does not care though, she did not like him anyway. On the way home one day Georgia sees Dave the L. He explains that if she had wanted to go out with him she should have acted faster. Georgia is no longer mad at him for snogging Rachel.
They go out for coffee and Georgia tells Dave all about Mark Big Gob. She feels better after talking to him. She begins to think that they are becoming much closer. Maybe even mates? One day, Georgia decides to write a letter to Robbie. Later, she gives up because she thinks it is pointless. Georgia believes that Robbie does not want to be her boyfriend anymore. She thinks that he does not love her, all because of the stupid letter he sent her. She takes down her shrine of him. She cries for what seems like forever. She does not know that there is good news ahead.
The Stiff Dylans have a new lead singer to replace the SG! He is Italian American. His name is Masimo. One night while walking with Libby, Georgia runs into Dom from the Stiff Dylans. He introduces her to Masimo. As soon as she saw him, she knew she was in love. He is absolutely gorgey (gorgeous. ) Georgia just cannot stop thinking about how gorgey Masimo is. On the way home from school the day after she met Masimo, Georgia sees Dave the L. They talk about Masimo for a while. Then, out of nowhere, Dave starts playing tickly bears with Georgia. After that he snogs her.
He tells her he has the General Horn and will kiss just about any girl, even if he has a girlfriend. Then, Dave tells Georgia that he fancies her. Too bad she is after Masimo! A few days later, Georgias best friend, Jas, gets some horrible news. Her boyfriend, Tom, the SGs brother, is going to Kiwi-a-gogo land for six months! Georgia comforts her with some warm hugs and some good advice. She tells Jas that she must let him go, because if he really loves her, he will come back. Her talk must have worked. Jas and Georgia make plans to go to the Stiff Dylans gig the next night.
Georgia hopes that Jesus will reward her good samaritanism with a chance to go out with Masimo. At the gig, Georgia bumps into Tom. He says that if Georgia can fix things between Jas and him, he will try to hook her up with Masimo. She agrees, of course! Tom brings Masimo over and they all talk for a time. But then Georgias fake eyelashes got stuck together! With the help of her friend Rosie, she is led to the bathroom, where she rips them off. She can see again! Obviously the eyelash fiasco put a damper on her plan because at the end of the gig, guess who got a ride home on the back of Masimos electric scooter?
None other than the SGs ex-girlfriend, and thong wearer, Wet Lindsey! While walking to Jass house one day, Georgia sees Masimo. He asks if she would like a lift. Of course she says yes! She shows him the long way to Jass, just so she can be close to him longer. She can feel the heat radiating off his body! When her drops her off, he invites her to the movies on Friday night. How could she refuse? It was the big day! Georgia almost chickens out. When they get to the cinema, they sit in the snogging seats. But nothing happens.
When they go outside, Masimo tells Georgia about how he loved a girl in Italy, but when he moved, they had to break it off. He tells her that now he just wants to get over the heartbreak and have fun. He calls Georgia sweet. Before dropping her off at home he give her a goodnight peck, and that is it. The next day, Rosie invites Georgia and the rest of the ace gang over to discuss Georgias date with Masimo. They could not figure out why things happened the way they did. While walking home, all Georgia can think about is Masimo going to late and Live, a club, with Wet Lindsey.
She is so upset and confused. She calls Dave and asks him to come over. She explains everything. He tells her to be more confident in herself and others would notice her more. And then they got to Number 6. Georgia decides that she will take Daves advice and then develops a plan of her own. First, she is to stare at a certain, random part of Wet Lindsey, like her hair, to make her insecure and uneasy. Second, she is going to get in tip-top running condition, find out where Masimo runs, he runs a lot, and then bump into him. Well, while practicing, Masimo actually bumps into her.
He asks for her phone number, but she is too out of breath to give it to him. He say he will just get it when he comes back from America. What??!! Masimo is going to Hamburger-a-gogo land after he spends the next week in London. He is going to visit his grandparents. That means that Georgia has just lost the second love of her life. Or maybe, not?? When she gets home she receives the most wonderful news of her life. Her family was going to America when school let out on vacation! Now Georgia has to develop a plan to track down Masimo. I mean, how big can America be? This was a great book.
I would recommend this book to any teenage girl, because they could easily relate to Georgia. I also recommend that anyone who would like to read this book read the four books that come before it. Because it is a series, someone who has not read all of the first books will become easily confused. It a book full of laughs and is very hard to put down. Though it seems long to some people it is easy and exciting read. I really hope that Louise Rennison writes more books for this series because I would really like to know what happens to Georgia when she goes to America to chase Masimo.