The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4

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British adolescent angst has never been so laugh-out-loud funny as in this first encounter with a sharp-witted, pining, and achingly honest underdog (The New York Times). Perhaps when I am famous and my diary is discovered, people will understand the torment of being a 13-year-old undiscovered intellectual. Adrian Mole is approaching fourteen, and like all radical intellectuals he must amass his grievances: His acne vulgaris is grotesque; his crush, Pandora, received seventeen Valentines Day cards; his PE teacher is a sadist; he fears his parents marriage is over since they no longer smoke together; his dog has gone AWOL; no one appreciates his poetry; and Animal Farm has set him off pork for good. If everyone were as appalled as Adrian Mole, it would be a better world. Introducing one of literatures most endearing figures: a luckless adolescent of great expectations and dwindling patience who knows allor believes he doesand tells all (The Observer). First published in 1982, Adrians chronicle of angst has sold more than twenty million copies worldwide, spawned seven sequels, and been adapted for television and staged as a musical. Heres where it all began.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Open Road Media, 2018
ISBN: 9781504048859
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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jimwatts27
Jul 18, 2018

I really enjoyed this book it’s is a bout a young boy growing up in England. It’s really interesting about what it was like in the eighties. It is also very funny and it’s also very sad at times. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants read a calm book. It’s not that hard on a reading skill level and I hope you enjoy it if you pick it up.

emurdoch Jul 23, 2014

I am 12 years old and i love this book! you will laughe out loud

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PearlyKayAm1
May 05, 2014

I laughed out loud reading this and now I have to read the entire series! There were only a few British-specific references I didn't get.

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bublegum
Oct 06, 2012

This book was strange, great story line but maybe for a older age group..... He starts the book at 13 and 3/4 but ends the book at 15.....
Would be a good book for 14 and over insted of 13...... Unless you are a very MATURE 13 year old.

But it was still a very good book.

ManUtdFan Mar 16, 2012

I've probably read this book 15 times. Absolutely hilarious and captures the 80's perfectly. Many poignant parts. Will remind you of your first love and how your parents *always* embarassed you when you were a teenager.

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ShEeP_oF_dOoM
Sep 18, 2011

Like "Diary of a Wimpy Kid", but more realistic, funnier, and much, much better.

sit_walk Sep 08, 2009

Poignant at times, but also laugh-out-loud funny.

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bublegum
Oct 06, 2012

bublegum thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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rtwete
Jan 01, 2011

Fictional diary of 14 year old British boy, during Thatcher era. His parents split, he doesnt really like his dog, he visits an 89 year old man to help him daily. Also has school misadventures: is bullied (his grandmother straightens out the bully), his best friend not very good to him, and has major crush on well to do girl. Very humorous.

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