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Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

By Sue Townsend

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| School & Library Binding | 9780613684279

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Adrian Mole faces the same agonies which life sets before most adolescents: troubles with girls, school, parents, and an uncaring world. The difference, though, between young Master Mole and his peers is that this British lad keeps a diary -- an e Continue

Adrian Mole faces the same agonies which life sets before most adolescents: troubles with girls, school, parents, and an uncaring world. The difference, though, between young Master Mole and his peers is that this British lad keeps a diary -- an earnest chronicle of longing and disaster that has convulsed more than five million readers since its two-volume initial publication. From teenaged Adrian's obsession with intellectuality after understanding "nearly every word" of a Malcolm Muggeridge broadcast to his anguished adoration of a lovely, mercurial schoolmate, from his view of his parents' constantly creaking relationship to his heartfelt but hilarious attempts at cathartic verse, here is an outrageous triumph of deadpan, and deadly accurate, satire. ABBA, Princess Di's wedding, street punks. Monty Python, the Falklands campaign -- all the cultural pageantry of a keenly observed era marches past the unique perspective of Sue Townsend's brilliant comic creation: A. Mole, the unforgettable lad whose self-absorption only gets funnier as his life becomes more desperate.

Adrian Mole faces the same agonies which life sets before most adolescents: troubles with girls, school, parents, and an uncaring world. The difference, though, between young Master Mole and his peers is that this British lad keeps a diary--an earnest chronicle of longing and disaster that has convulsed more than five million readers since its two-volume initial publication. From teenaged Adrian's obsession with intellectuality after understanding "nearly every word" of a Malcolm Muggeridge broadcast to his anguished adoration of a lovely, mercurial schoolmate, from his view of his parents' constantly creaking relationship to his heartfelt but hilarious attempts at cathartic verse, here is an outrageous triumph of deadpan, and deadly accurate, satire. ABBA, Princess Di's wedding, street punks, Monty Python, the Falklands campaign--all the cultural pageantry of a keenly observed era marches past the unique perspective of Sue Townsend's brilliant comic creation: A. Mole, the unforgettable lad whose self-absorption only gets funnier as his life becomes more desperate.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Had a laugh!

    Discovered by chance Andrian Mole and had a good laugh! Definitely gonna read more of his adventures!

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    jaahbaba said on Mar 9, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Mi ero dimenticata quanto può essere rilassante fare la guardona e sbirciare - a spizzichi e bocconi, una paginetta o due ogni tanto - nel diario di Adrian Mole... Adolescente insopportabile e lagnoso, ma allo stesso tempo adorabile e tenerissimo. Qu ...(continue)

    Mi ero dimenticata quanto può essere rilassante fare la guardona e sbirciare - a spizzichi e bocconi, una paginetta o due ogni tanto - nel diario di Adrian Mole... Adolescente insopportabile e lagnoso, ma allo stesso tempo adorabile e tenerissimo. Quando pensi che si meriterebbe qualche ceffone, eccolo che molla tutto per andare a fare compagnia a un novantenne bisbetico con un cane più bisbetico ancora.
    Risate in agrodolce sui turbamenti adolescenziali e sulla società britannica ai tempi della Iron Lady.

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    Lucy van Pelt said on Oct 24, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    ES UN LIBRO MUY ENTRETENIDO, GRACIOSO, QUE REFLEJA CON TOTAL EXACTITUD EL DÍA A DÍA DE UN ADOLESCENTE.
    NOTA: 10.
    ADRI.

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    +QLectores said on Apr 23, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    non so perchè mi è tornato in mente...

    l'ho letto innumerevoli anni fa, forse è stato uno dei primi della mia vita, e ne ho un ricordo molto piacevole! L'adolescenza è un periodo difficile, si sa!

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    Ktulu said on Oct 19, 2011 | Add your feedback

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    Carino ma...

    Una lettura semplice e piacevole ma... più divertente e originale il primo... a volte un po' noioso e ripetitivo

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    SaRa said on Aug 4, 2011 | Add your feedback

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    Adrian Mole book 2 - England - present

    Another hilarious diary by Adrian - so funny!

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    Mati said on Aug 24, 2010 | Add your feedback

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