Feelings of nostalgia and fits of laughter are inevitable as Adrian takes you through the bumpy road of a teenager; we get candid reflections on everything from his parents’ marital troubles to the agony of love. Readers young and old have been (and will continue to be) compelled by the life of a self-proclaimed “misunderstood intellectual” struggling with a world set against him. Sue Townsend’s brilliant comic creation is an unforgettable lad whose self-absorption only gets funnier as his life becomes more desperate. He is just as agonizingly funny as he was over twenty years ago when he was first released upon the world.
Praise for The Adrian Mole Diaries:
“As sad and devastating as it is laugh-out-loud funny. A delight!” —New York Times
“The trouble with trying to read passages from the Adrian Mole Diaries aloud is that you find yourself laughing so hard you can’t go on. It’s that kind of book.” —Kansas City Star