the sequel to The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, age 13 3/4. "Everything he says is funny, but it's the kid's deadly seriousness about the agonies of growing up that makes suffering along with him such a pleasure."--Chicago Tribune.
Adrian Mole, British teenager, has been compared to Holden Caulfield , Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Woody Allen.
Ellen H. (eeeee) reviewed The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (Adrian Mole, Bk 2) on
This is the first two books of the Adrian Mole series in one volume. A tongue in cheek diary of a British school boy growing up in the 1970s and 80s. At times rather precious and obvious, this also has some funny moments. Light, easy reading.
Omnibus of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 and its first sequel, The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole.
The rest of the series:
The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole
Adrian Mole and the Small Amphibians
Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years
Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years
Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction
Adrian Mole: The Lost Years is an omnibus of the next three books. Read more at http://www.adrianmole.com
Hmmm, Harry Potter meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and this was written before both of them. I may want to give it to a 14 year old ex-student, but it's just a little too adultish for my puritan tastes (a couple of paternity suits going on in the background).
This book wasn't at all what I had expected. After reading so many reviews about how hilariously funny it was, I found it to be a total let-down.
I chuckled over a few parts, but more often than not I was stuck on the British mannerisms and references to things of which I had no idea what the characters were talking about. I gave up after the fifth chapter.
Maybe others will find it a lot more humorous and easier to read than I did!