Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

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Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush

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Language: English | Number of Pages: 286 | Format: School & Library Binding | In other languages: (other languages) Italian , Polish , Finnish

Isbn-10: 0613684273 | Isbn-13: 9780613684279 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Paperback , Hardcover , Others

Category: Fiction & Literature , Humor , Teens

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Book Description

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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    Due stelle e mezzo!

    E' un libro carino. Però non l'ho trovato eccezionale, come molti altri lo hanno definito, o mi ha fatto morire dal ridere.
    Semplicemente è un libro leggero e scorrevole che può aiutare nei momenti di ...continue

    E' un libro carino. Però non l'ho trovato eccezionale, come molti altri lo hanno definito, o mi ha fatto morire dal ridere.
    Semplicemente è un libro leggero e scorrevole che può aiutare nei momenti di secca della lettura.
    E' sicuramente un libro apprezzabile da un pubblico giovane, anche se in un contesto storico piuttosto lontano (siamo negli anni'80) e quindi è possibile che non tutti i riferimenti storici e culturali vengano colti.
    Non saprei se consigliarlo o meno, ne ho letti di migliori!

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  • 3

    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 ...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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  • 4

    I loved this book as a kid, but re-reading it when I was older I found it had lost some of its magic. Its still a good book, and will definately make you laugh.

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