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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged Thirteen and Three Quarters (original 1982; edition 1983)

by Sue Townsend

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Title:The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged Thirteen and Three Quarters
Authors:Sue Townsend
Info:Methuen (1983), Paperback, 172 pages
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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4 by Sue Townsend (1982)


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A 13-year-old boy keeps a diary for 15 months.
Yoicks. I didn't care for this one at all. Not a likeable character in the entire thing, and two dogs get nonchalantly mistreated, to boot. Nopenopenope. ( )
  electrascaife | Jun 4, 2017 |
Living in South Korea in a time before Kindles, I was always on the look out for fresh reading material, which meant that books I would normally avoid I grabbed eagerly and read. One such book was "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole".

By happy providence Adrian Mole was a character I warmed to far more than I thought I would. As I read his diary entries I would laugh and think "what a git" but in the back of my mind I knew that somehow Townsend was channelling my 13 year old thoughts. I liked "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole" so much I read more of the Adrian Mole series, even though I was living in an English speaking nation by then, and that's as high a compliment I can give. ( )
  MiaCulpa | Nov 9, 2016 |
A book which helped me understand my complete and boring selfabsorption and gain a healthy self-distance even though the main character was not very like me. It made me laugh, and even rereading it as an adult it has made me laugh,
  asa_linde | Sep 6, 2016 |
Can't even get past the first page without laughing. The dog. The cherry brandy. What could possibly go wrong? ( )
  thebookmagpie | Aug 7, 2016 |
Seriously? The blurb on my edition compares this to Catcher in the Rye. I might compare it to Running with Scissors scrambled w/ Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Slice of dysfunctional life - funny if you can empathize? I felt, at most, schadenfreude. How did this get on my list? I don't like *any* of the books I can compare this to. TG it's short. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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Sue Townsendprimary authorall editionscalculated
Barnes, NicholasNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Berger, JoeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Damave, HenriëtteIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Holden, CarolineIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vriesendorp, HuberteTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Walliams, DavidForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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'Paul walked with something screwed up tight inside him ... yet he chatted away with his mother. He would never have confessed to her how he suffered over these things and she only partly guessed.' D. H. Lawrence Sons and Lovers
For Colin and also for Sean, Dan, Vicki and Elizabeth with love and thanks
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Teen angst has never been such serious business--or this much fun! In his secret diary, British teen Adrian Mole excruciatingly details every morsel of his turbulent adolescence. Mixed in with daily reports about the zit sprouting on his chin are heartrending passages about his parents' chaotic marriage. Adrian sees all, and he has something to say about everything. Delightfully self-centered, Adrian is the sort of teen who could rule a much better world--if only his crazy relatives and classmates would get out of his way. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole is a riot, and--although written more than 15 years ago--there is something deliciously timeless about Adrian's angst.

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Follows the ups and downs of one British teenager's life in diary form.

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