The book in one sentence: The teenage male novel version of Bridget Jones’s Diary.
Who would you recommend it to: I seriously wonder if teenage boys would like this book. If you wanted to know what the fuss is all about for this book, then read it.
Best bits: The déjà vu I constantly experienced, as if reading the teenage male version of Bridget Jones. And the bit about how Adrian Mole thinks he’s an “intellectual”. That was bloody hilarious.
Boring bits: The whole book is sort of boring, but in a good way. It’s the kind of boring you don’t mind reading and can read, unlike the typical boring where you can’t read and don’t want to.
Random review quote:
”… the wry, funny journal of a teenager who believes he’s an ‘undiscovered intellectual’ and in love.” – Sunday Express
Verdict: It has its funny moments (and they’re really funny), but I don’t really understand why is it as raved as it is.
Other Sue Townsend book I’ve Read: Adrian Mole: The Cappucino Years