The Taming of the Tights by Louise Rennison (September 2013)
Gadzooks! It's another term at Dother Hall for Tallulah and her mates. But can they keep their minds on the arts with all those boys about...After the thing-that-will-never-be-mentioned last term, Tallulah is keen to put all thoughts of Cain behind her. But that seems like that the last thing he wants. Their performing arts college may have been saved by Honey's mystery benefactor, but for how long is anyone's guess. So will Tallulah finally get to wear those golden slippers of applause or will Dr Lightowler swoop down on her glory days? And with Seth and Flossie forever snogging, Vaisey and Jack loved-up and Phil and Jo fondly biffing each other can Tallulah resist the call of her wild boy? Don your craziest tights and Irish dance your way to some surprising and hilariously unexpected answers...
I love this series. It's always good for a quick read and lots of laughs. I've got to say that I enjoyed the second one the most, but the third and final book in this series wasn't a disappointment!
Right from the start Tallulah is up to her usual craziness. I think the best thing about these books is that our heroine doesn't seem able to help herself from being crazy. No matter where she goes or what she does, something hilarious and embarrassing has to happen. It's what makes this series so great and unique.
In this final installment, Lullah gets her first proper boyfriend, picked from her pool of three: Alex the Good, the Dark Black Crow of Heckmondwhite (Cain), and Charlie. No spoilers here, though! Though if you've read the books, it probably won't be too big of a surprise. Dother Hall continues to break down, the Tree Sisters continue to be violent and boy-crazy, and the Dobbinson's take foraging to beyond-extreme. The owlets aren't as big of a feature in this one as they've "flown the nest".
I loved this book. It's light and funny and filled with amusing Irish words that I have to look up in the back of the book. If you haven't read the first book, I recommend you do so right away! You can't be disappointed with such genuine and strange characters.