We are devasted to report that the amazing Louise Rennison, known as Lou to her friends, has died at the age of 63. One of the funniest, if not THE funniest, teen writers in the world, she first wowed us with her ground-breaking Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging, which was published back in 1999. It was just the first of 10 stories about Georgia Nicolson, who was surely based on Louise’s wild and wonderful self. The first two books in the series were adapted into a film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.
Louise was crowned Queen of Teen in 2008, and she won the Roald Dahl funny prize in 2010 with Withering Tights, the tale of Georgia Nicolson’s gawky younger cousin Tallulah Casey, beating David Walliams’s Mr Stink, illustrated by Quentin Blake, to the title.
One thing is for sure, the world is a less glittering place without Louise Rennison, and we will miss her terribly. Here are some of our favourite quotes from the books she gave us:
He who laughs last laughs the laughiest.
― Dancing in My Nuddy-Pants (book four in the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series)
Read more from the Guardian here.