Friday, September 01, 2006

83. "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole" ~ Sue Townsend

Adrian Mole, age 13 and 3/4, is having a rough time. It is adolescence, after all, but he also has parents splitting up and dodging work, a dire need for attention, and a wicked sense of humor. Understated, very British, but for those of you who like a teaspoon of irony with your tea, very witty.

Written in strict diary format following almost every day of his life, the reader learns about Adrian via lengthy diatribes or short paragraphs. Perfect for the older teen, but became a bit tiring for me. Been there, lived through it, didn't even get a t-shirt.

2.5 out of 5.0 Hot Fudge Sundaes.

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