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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾

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Sue Townsend said that Adrian “wouldn’t be using Twitter to memorialise his life” as “his thoughts and diary were very much private”. A stage musical adaptation by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary opened at Leicester's Curve Theatre in March 2015. Upon reading "The True Confessions of Adrian Mole" I must say that I find it rather unnerving after two books covering daily entries from Adrian's life over a period of 1 1/2 years each, having the third volume of the series (no lengthier than the first two) feature essays, radio broadcasts, selected letters and covering a period of 5+ years. Finally given the heave-ho by Pandora, Adrian Mole finds himself in the situation of living with the love of his life as she goes about shacking up with other men.

In a reversal of a typical teenager-mother relationship, Pauline berates Adrian for keeping his room "like a bloody shrine".It was like going back 40 years, to the heady days of the 80’s and wasn’t there a lot wrong in the 80’s? The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. In the SIXTH book in Sue Townsend's hilarious and iconic series, Adrian, Leicester's most unlikely ex-con, faces the nit-infested reality of being a single parent . Later, George and Pauline effect a partner swap with Ivan and Tania Braithwaite (parents of Pandora), only to reunite after Ivan's untimely death.

But Adrian is about to discover that extraordinary and wonderful things may blossom even in the wilderness . Adrian tries to talk his mother and Rosie out of informing George or appearing on the show, but they do so; the test proves that Mr Lucas is Rosie's father.

Following Sue Townsend’s death in April last year, JK Rowling led the numerous celebrity tributes, revealing that the author “gave me so many laughs”. The other great thing about the Adrian Mole books (especially the first 2) where that they were a shared experience. While he is oblivious to how self-obsessed he can be, his behavior is very common in teenagers his age. The novels have been adapted for theatre, television, and radio with the first of the series serialized on the radio.

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole is the second book in Sue Townsend's brilliantly funny Adrian Mole series. We work closely with publishers and authors to ensure that we offer the best books on the market for your child. Though Sue was working on a follow-up at the time of her death in April 2014 – provisionally titled Pandora’s Box - his final entry was made on Monday 5 May 2008, revealing that he would become a grandfather at 41 and hoping that we would “live long enough to see this child grow up”. These teen books are perfect for capturing the fun, the giggles, the new beginnings and the friendships that will last you a lifetime.Townsend is obviously fond of her hero, and he is not designed to be simply a figure of fun; it is genuinely touching when, in Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years, ‘The Top Secret Diary of Glenn Mole (13)’ begins “When I grow up I want to be my dad. Adrian is such a real and believable character that it's hard to believe he sprung from the mind of a middle-aged woman, who herself has never, presumably, been a 13 and 3/4 year old boy. Glenn is now in the British Army while William is living with his mother and Mole's ex-wife, Jojo, in Nigeria.

If you haven’t read it, you really should (here’s a review by teen site member Happygirl165 on why). He still believes that he is better than his peers intellectually and aspires to become a famous poet and make his fortune from his writing. A phenomena of the 1980s, maybe not quite approaching Harry Potter proportions, but it's popularity cut across all age groups and it seemed everyone had read the book at some point.To read more about the site or if you want a graphic to link to us, see the about page for more details. The character of Adrian Mole is really good, realistic and interesting - I particularly love him with Pandora and the school trip scene. On our menu, you can find the arrangement starting with the first book and continuing sequentially to the last installment. Still a fine r ead, and if only for nostalgic 40 or 50 somethings rather than today's teenagers this remains a cracking nsight into the psyche of the young person. The book is firmly bound in dark green cloth lettered in gilt to the spine, the extremities are slightly bumped and rubbed and the spine is a little cocked.

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