Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend is about a boy who just became a teenager. What was it like when you were a teenager? “There’s only one thing more boring than listening to other people’s dreams, and that’s listening to their problems.”
This book is written in a diary style by Adrian Mole, a 13 year old boy who writes confidently about his life and school and all his troubles. Starting with his new year’s resolutions, including “stopping squeezing my spots” and “vowing to never drink alcohol”… Adrian Mole is a self-described intellectual who writes unreliably about the events he goes through and his troubles that makes the book very amusing and gripped on what’s going to happen next.
He writes bluntly about his parents and his own relationship with Pandora – a fellow 9 year with beautiful “Treacle hair”. He also writes about his cringe worthy poetry and his troubles in school. I enjoyed reading this book as the character Adrian is very relatable and I find him very humorous, he talks about his family’s problems and school in a way other teenagers can be compared to.
I would highly recommend this book. It is a hilarious book to read and could be relatable to other teenagers. It is especially amusing if you are exactly Adrian’s age (12ish-15ish) because you will probably understand what things/events he goes through. The book can also be deep and will provide hours of entertainment and enjoyment for everyone.
Reviewed by Gabriel Reinoso