Are these my basoomas i see before me? is the last book in this series (sob). In some ways, it is my favorite and in others, it is my least favorite. As can not be avoided... the next paragraph will have spoilers!
This paragraph has spoilers. In the final book Georgia has the boyfriend she's worked so hard (over many books) to get, but she is starting realize that the boy she kept pushing away (Dave the Laugh) is the one who makes her smile while the one she has (Massimo the Luuurve God) is really quite serious, hard to communicate with, and much more in touch with his feelings then she is. End spoilers.
Like I said, in some ways this book is my favorite. It's the last book in the series so it seems like everything is final. The end leaves me floating because I've been rooting for this love interest since book two or three and it just makes me so happy. Like the books that come before it, it's hilarious and I am in love with all of these characters. It is resolved for all of them in a way that I am really happy with.
Except when I really think about the resolution to Georgia's story. Yes, it turns out the way I want it, but Georgia never actually makes a decision. Even though I believe that she would have made the choices that give us the current ending of the series, she never actually says the words. She lets the boys around her judge her silence and goes with what they assume she wants and is too afraid to say. And I really just wanted her to say it, because otherwise it feels like she's settling, going for the boy who will have her, acting like a pokemon card getting traded between boyfriends. She's strong and funny and that boy she ends up with isn't someone you settle for. I think she knows that, I just wish she had been clearer about it.
Even so, I love love love this series. I read this final installment in one day, staying up til 3am (even though I had already read the book). I can't wait to read the series again. They are bonkers and over-the-top, but feel so real to me. Every time I finish this book, it makes me really sad that I won't get any more. I'm really looking forward to reading Withering Tights (a new series about Georgia's cousin) and am really (really really really please please) hoping that Georgia and Dave the Laugh and Libby all make cameos. Heck, I'd take an appearance from Uncle Eddie the baldy-o-gram.