Friday 13 May 2011

Della Says: OMG review

(I know I posted this yesterday, but Blogger deleted it.) :)

Della Says: OMG
Keris Stainton
May 6th 2010
Orchard Books

Della’s over the moon when she kisses her long-standing crush at a party – but then she discovers her diary has disappeared... 

When scans of embarrassing pages are sent to her mobile and appear on Facebook, Della’s distraught – how can she enjoy her first proper romance when someone, somewhere, knows all her deepest, darkest secrets?

Della Says OMG, I say OMG, we ALL say OMG at how awesomely awesome, sweet and funny this book is. Sometimes I feel bad for those of you in the states because you miss out on loads of fabulous British books! But you have TOO MANY awesome books, so I guess it's only fair ;D

But on to the review! When I first saw Della, I immediately thought MG. Don't ask why, I just did. But I was totally wrong. This book was British teen through and through. Though, if your not too fond of swearing or sexual situations, this is another book you might want to avoid. Really, don't let it put you off though. Because Della is just like any other British 16 year old.  Only with some pretty embarrassing things in her diary...

This book made me snarf. I hate steal Carrie Harris's word, but it did. It's so funny! Some of the things Della said, Maddy said. Dan and Della had some pretty funny convos too, not to mention Maddy and her boyfriend... And Della's parents were brilliant! They were such awesome parents! And they were good parents, as well as funny and slightly embarrassing! ;D But Jamie was kind of a bitch. What a crappy sister! I'm sorry, if my sister did any of that to me, it would not be on. At all. Grrr.

The book did have some issues in it too, primarily to do with going out with boys and having sex, and there is mention of sex in the bookm as well as female masturbation, which isn't something you see in many (or any, in my case) YA books at all, but it was nice that this book was so open about everything. It's something we need! Openness about sex is good! We all know it's happening, why not face up to it! Especially in contemp-type books! But, y'know, if Della Says isn't your thing, it isn't your thing. Each to their own! ;D (Don't listen to me it's awesome read it now)

Della Says is a charming, funny book with an excellent cast of characters (Dan will have you falling in love with him. He's just so NORMAL! ;D) that you should probably read because it's wonderful :D 4.5 stars! :D


  1. This one sounds really awesome! And I agree, openness about sex is really something we need more of in both books and just in general.

    Really good review! :)

  2. Ooh, thank you for the fab review. Love "snarf" :)

    I agree with you re openness about sex. There aren't many other books with female masturbation (which is why I wanted to write about it in Della), but Pop by Aury Wallington is one and it's great.

    Thanks again.

    Keris x

  3. YAY! Its awesome isnt it! I told you you'd like it! ;)
    I loved everything you did! :D especially the openess to female masterbation. in my school it was like NO GIRL did that and NO ONE talked about girls doing that! I dont know what its like now but I was always just like meh wahtever, girls do it, deal with it!
    I really am glad you liked it, just wait for Jessie, thats also bloody awesome! :D x

  4. I agree, this is a great book, and I also agree that it is fantastic that the book includes female masturbation, it's still considered a taboo topic by so many people. If I remember rightly, the female protagonist of Leader of the Pack by Kate Cann, which is also a British book, does it too. That's a very different book though, which is quite interesting.

  5. Have only just seen these comments, sorry! Thanks, Raimy and Julianne. Julianne, I'll check out the Kate Cann book - thanks!


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