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The Adrian Mole Diaries : The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 : The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

4 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Sue Townsend

"Part Woody Allen, part a kindred spirit to Philip Roth's early novella's...as sad and devastating as it is laugh-out-loud funny!" ----The New York Times

Author: Sue Townsend
Genre: Teens
Publisher: Harper Perennial
4 reviews about The Adrian Mole Diaries : The Secret Diary...
review by . October 23, 2006
Well, having stumbled on the last book in the series (AD and the Weapons of Mass Destruction) and thoroughly enjoying it, I just had to go back and start at the beginning of the Adrian Mole series. The Adrian Mole Diaries : The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 : The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend is a combination volume of the two titles, and I now understand a bit more why this was apparently all the rage in England in the '80s.    It's impossible to read …
review by . January 17, 2003
Pros: funny, readable, difficult to put down     Cons: wish it could have gone longer!     The Bottom Line: He's Bridget Jones if she were younger, male, and a bit more intellectual.     The Adrian Mole Diaries is a combination of Sue Townsend's two hilarious Adrian Mole books: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 and The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole. It is, of course, written from the perspective of a British schoolboy living in …
review by . June 09, 2001
Pros: Funny, poignant, so true in so many ways, good for most ages.     Cons: Getting through some of the strange terminology     The Bottom Line: It will entertain and delight you. Good for any number of belly laughs.     The secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4 is funny, charming, witty, and very touching.      I started my adventure with the author Sue Townsend with another novel which was the choice of my book …
review by . May 30, 2001
This is a VERY funny book, written with a great deal of poignancy and insight into the mind of a 13 year old boy. This in itself is surprising, seeing as how the author is NOT a 13 year old boy!We follow Adrian through the trials and tribulations of his parents' marital conflicts, the angst of unrequited love and the heady pleasures of then attaining that love, and all the usual issues with being a boy in school with teenage acne. A particularly funny scene is where the doctor assures Adrian that …
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