My English comp teacher Mr.
Glicksberg says if you want to be a writer you have to—quote—sit on a window
sill and get all pensive and stuff and jot down descriptions. Unquote
Glicksberg! I don't know what kind of things he writes but I found my
inspiration in Malibu with a radio, my best girlfriends, and absolutely
zillions of boys for miles. I absolutely had to write everything down because I
heard that when you get older you forget things, and I'd be the most miserable
woman in the world if I forgot all about Moondoggie and what happened this
summer. I absolutely owe the world my story. (And every word is true. I
swear.)This is Franzie, part Holden Caulfield, part Lolita. The guys call her
Gidget—short for girl midget—and she’s a girl coming of age in the summer of
1957. Based on the experiences of his own daughter, Frederick Kohner's
trend-setting novel became an international sensation and turned its
irrepressible heroine into an American pop culture icon whose voice still
echoes every thrill, every fear, and every hope that every teenager ever had
about growing up.
Gidget is about a fifteen year old girl who goes to the
beach and finds a group of guys surfing one day. It’s love at first sight for
her, she wants nothing more to be about of the crew. But, the problem is she’s
young, and she’s a girl. However, Gidget
won’t let that stop her from proving everyone wrong and she will keep doing
what she loves to do.
I feel in love with the Gidget movies and T.V. shows when I
was a little girl. I didn’t know they were based on a real “Gidget,” or that
there was about first before them. So, when I found out I just had to read the
book and I was not disappointed.
Now, there are a whole lot of things in this book that are
just like the movie and there are things that are different as well. I loved
them each equally, and I really liked the book for a lot of reasons.
I really loved the plot line, and I really loved Gidget. She
has this crazy personality, and her language was awesome as well. She’s brave,
a little bit nutty, and very out-going. I enjoyed the relationship between her
and the guys as well!
And while there were a few things in this book that sort of
bugged me, it wasn’t ever really a huge issue. I did, however, wish for more in
the ending, but it was still a great way to end the story!