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  1. says:

    Hilariously incongruous This kid is so disgusting that I loved it Q Anyway I think I m turning into an intellectual It must be all the worry c Q Eight days have gone by since Christmas Day but my mother still hasn t worn the green lurex apron I bought her for Christmas She will get bathcubes next year c Q I felt rotten today It s my mother s fault for singing My Way at two o clock in the morning at the top of the stairs Just my luck to have a mother like her There is a chance my parents could be alcoholics Next year I could be in a children s home c Q My father has got the flu I m not surprised with the diet we get My mother went out in the rain to get him a vitamin C drink, but as I told her, It s too late now It s a miracle we don t get scurvy c Q Serve her right if she was murdered because of the dog c Q I will look up Epiphany in my new dictionary c Q I found a word in my dictionary that describes my father It is malingerer He is still in bed guzzling vitamin C c Q It was cough, cough, cough last night If it wasn t one it was the other You d think they d show some consideration after the hard day I d had c Q My father is in a bad mood This means he is feeling better c Q Now I know I am an intellectual I saw Malcolm Muggeridge on the television last night, and I understood nearly every word It all adds up A bad home, poor diet, not liking punk I think I will join the library and see what happens It is a pity there aren t any intellectuals living round here c Q I read a bit of Pride and Prejudice, but it was very old fashioned I think Jane Austen should write something a bit modern c Q I lent Pandora my blue felt tip pen to colour round the British Isles I think she appreciates these small attentions c Q My mother is looking for a job Now I could end up a delinquent roaming the streets and all that And what will I do during the holidays c Q I think my mother is being very selfish She won t be any good in a job anyway She isn t very bright and she drinks too much at Christmas c Q I got an old man called Bert Baxter He is eighty nine so I don t suppose I ll have him for long c Q My mother has got an interview for a job She is practising her typing and not doing any cooking So what will it be like if she gets the job My father should put his foot down before we are a broken home c Q Nigel s parents haven t got a car because his father s got a steel plate in his head and his mother is only four feet eleven inches tall It s not surprising Nigel has turned out bad really, with a maniac and a midget for parents c Q Perhaps when I am famous and my diary is discovered people will understand the torment of being a 13 year old undiscovered intellectual c Q 6 PM Pandora My lost love Now I will never stroke your treacle hair Although my blue felt tip is still at your disposal c Q My father looked pale when he came home from the vet s, he kept saying It s money down the drain , and he said that from now on the dog can only be fed on leftovers from his plate This means the dog will soon starve c Q I wish my parents would be a bit thoughtful I have been through an emotional time and I need my sleep Still I don t expect them to understand what it is like being in love They have been married for fourteen and a half years c Q I asked my mother if she would get home early from work tonight, I m fed up with waiting for my tea She didn t c Q If I was the loneliest person in the world I wouldn t phone up our school I would ring the speaking clock that talks to you every ten seconds c Q My mother is reading The Female Eunuch, by Ger maine Greer My mother says it is the sort of book that changes your life It hasn t changed mine, but I only glanced through it It is full of dirty words I had my first wet dream So my mother was right about The Female Eunuch It has changed my life c Q My mother has not done any proper housework for days now All she does is go to work, comfort Mr Lucas and read and smoke The big end has gone on my father s car I had to show him where to catch a bus into town A man of forty not knowing where the bus stop is c Q Septuagesima c Q My mother has gone to a woman s workshop on assertiveness training Men aren t allowed I asked my father what assertiveness training is He said God knows, but whatever it is, it s bad news for me c Q Things are very bad between me and Pauline, and all we are arguing over now is who doesn t get custody of Adrian Surely my father made a mistake He must have meant who did get custody of me c Q What will he do with all that money My mother says he will buy another bigger house How stupid can you get If I had thirty thousand pounds I would wander the world having experiences When I came back from the world I would be tall, brown and full of ironical experiences and Pandora would cry into her pillow at night because of the chance she missed to be Mrs Pandora Mole I would qualify to be a vet in record time then I would buy a farmhouse I would convert one room into a study so that I could have somewhere quiet to be intellectual in c Q My parents are eating different things at different times, so I usually have six meals a day because I don t want to hurt anyone s feelings c Q The television is in my room now because they couldn t decide who it belongs to I can lie in bed and watch the late night horror c Q But I haven t really got a friend any , it must be because I m an intellectual I expect people are in awe of me c Q This weekend with Nigel has really opened my eyes Without knowing it I have been living in poverty for the past fourteen years I have had to put up withinferior accommodation, lousy food and paltry pocket money If my father can t provide a decent standard of living for me on his present salary, then he will just have to start looking for another job Q Today is the day that Jesus escaped from the cave I expect that Houdini got the idea from him c Q I asked Mr Vann which O levels you need to write situation comedy for television Mr Vann said that you don t need qualifications at all, you just need to be a moron c Q My father is in trouble for staying out late last night Honestly He is the same age as the milk jug so surely he can come in what time he likes c Q It is all round the school that an old lady of seventy six frightened Barry Kent and his dad into returning my menaces money Barry Kent daren t show his face His gang are electing a new leader c Q Finished last bell at 11.25 PM Know just how Rembrandt must have felt after painting the Sistine Chapel in Venice c Q It was quite a shock to see Doreen Slater for the first time Why my father wanted to have carnal knowledge of her I can t imagine She is as thin as a stick insect She has got no bust and no bum c Q Maxwell started to cry, the dog started to bark, so I went back to my black room and counted howmany things were now showing through the paint a hundred and seventeen c Q I was feeling rebellious, so I wore red socks It is strictly forbidden but I don t care any c Q My father was in bed when I got home he was having his impotence cured c Q Mrs Ball has got a daughter who is a writer I asked her how her daughter qualified to be one Mrs Ball said that her daughter was dropped on her head as a child and has been a bit queer ever since c Q At 5 AM they decided to climb the mountain I pointed out to them that they were blind drunk, too old, unqualified, unfit and lacking in any survival techniques, had no first aid kit, weren t wearing stout boots, and had no compass, map or sustaining hot drinks My protest fell on deaf ears c Q How do you think I feel living with a lesbian s estranged husband c Q Lucas fell in the burn Scottish for little river but unfortunately it was too shallow to drown in c Q Had a long talk with Mr Dock I explained that I was a one parent family child with an unemployed, bad tempered father Mr Dock said he wouldn t care if I was the offspring of a black, lesbian, one legged mother and an Arab, leprous, hump backed dwarf father so long as my essays were lucid, intelligent and unpretentious So much for pastoral care c Q It was on the news today that the British Museum is thinking of banning school parties c Q I disagree with Sakharov s analysis of the causes of the revivalism of Stalinism We are doing Russia at school so I speak from knowledge c I have a feeling that whole countries have adopted exactly this entertaining but dumbass attitude recently.Q I can t understand why my father looks so old at forty one compared to President Reagan at seventy My father has got no work or worries yet he looks dead haggard Poor President Reagan has to carry the world s safety on his shoulders yet he is always smiling and looking cheerful c Q I am seriously thinking of giving everything up and running away to be a tramp I would quite enjoy the life, providing I could have a daily bath c Q My mother reads anything she is prostituting her literacy c Q I am reading How Children Fail, by John Holt It is dead good If I fail my O levels it will be all my parents fault c


  2. says:

    The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3 4 Adrian Mole, 1 , Sue Townsend The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 is the first book in the Adrian Mole series of comedic fiction, written by Sue Townsend The book is written in a diary style, and focuses on the worries and regrets of a teenager who believes himself to be an intellectual The story is set in 1981 and 1982, and in the background it refers to some of the historic world events of the time, such as the Falklands War and the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana as well as the birth of Prince William Mole is a fierce critic of prime minister Margaret Thatcher, listing her as one of his worst enemies 2010 1388 284 9789643515652 20 1982


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    April 25I start reading a book called Diary of a Nobody It is boring and not much happens, also Mr Pooter is pretty dim I don t get it Why would anyone want to write a book about a nobody who takes himself far too seriously I decide that I will write a book about myself that will be quite different, it will be full of important things I do and extremely interesting Perhaps I will call it Diary of a Somebody But then people won t know which somebody it is, since everyone is somebody I decide that a better title will be Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3 4 I am just about to start writing some important things when my mother reminds me that I said I would tidy up my room I will write about them when I have finished tidying.April 26I have received letters from two people I don t know, called MJ Nicholls and Knig o lass They both want to be in my diary This is a bit strange, since my diary is secret, but I write back to say I will put them in if they do some silly things with yoga, teddy bears and toffee apples I think this is very original, and shows I am a Somebody April 27I have received another letter from MJ He says he wants his own days in my diary, so I will not mention anyone else today I had not understood that keeping a diary was so complicated April 28I am trying to imagine what Miss Knig o lass looks like I see her as a beautiful, treacle haired temptress, like Pandora at school I am hoping that she will also send me a request Miss Knig o lass does not seem as demanding as MJ Perhaps this is because she is a nicer person, or perhaps it is just because she hasn t noticed me It s often hard to tell with girls.April 29Miss Knig o lass has also sent me a request I don t really understand it, but there is a card with a stretched out picture of a lady and something about how chocolate can t get you pregnant I must make sure that Pandora does not find out about my friendship with this sophisticated older woman.April 30MJ has sent me another message He says he might be jealous I think he must be Miss Knig o lass s regular boyfriend He used a Latin word I didn t know, I wish I had been paying attention in biology yesterday when we were doing Human Reproduction Since I started keeping this diary my life has become and interesting I am definitely a Somebody.


  4. says:

    It s been a long time since I ve even picked up an Adrian Mole book or watched the TV show, and reading this one I was expecting lots of unnecessary teen drama Surprisingly Adrian is actually a very witty main character and this book is much funny than griping, full of weird mishaps and Adrian s musings of his peers, daily life and quirky family Anybody who s ever been a teenager can probably relate to his concise observations, and the whole thing is a lot of fun to read through Best of all, Adrian isn t the only well developed character in the story Each character, even the minor background characters, are given a consistent personality making everything vibrant and real.


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    I ve just read this to my daughter who is exactly this age I d read the book when it first came out but it was great to revisit both it and the memories that it stirred Reliving the Falklands War, the Royal Wedding, mass unemployment, stress over the changes to the school system etc was fascinating if only to realise how little has changed We almost had to stop reading at one point as each day s literary Mole catastrophe coincidentally seemed to then occur in my daughter s real life her first spot, the disastrous school trip We both loved it and she has been inspired to start a diary I ve read everyone of the Mole books the Weapons of Mass Destruction will remain my favourite for obvious reasons What a talent Word of warning though if you do get these on audio books, don t play them in the car while driving I came close to crashing when one anecdote in The Capuccino Years blinded me with tears of hysterical laughter just outside Colchester I had to stop the car to recover and compose myself with a hefty dose of R4 Woman s Hour instead.


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    1 dead star.Yes, I hate this book so much, I killed its sole, lonely star As this was a school assigned book, I have written a much formal review from an objective point of view for my English class I also wrote a review purely for me, from a very subjective point of view Feel free to just read the objective one but if you want to see how bad the book was for me, personally, read to the end.Without further adoThe Objective Review From an objective point of view, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 wasn t half bad Adrian Mole is your average, English, teenage boy living in the 80 s As he goes through puberty, he must struggle with conflicting emotions, parent troubles, pimples, and first love I would have preferred the diary to be on a interesting character and lifestyle but that is just my personal preference.This book is told from Adrian Mole s point of view, in a series of diary entries The mundane, everyday updates could provide many points for the reader to relate to Adrian is, quite frankly, an ungrateful, arrogant kid, but in the underlying messages, you can tell he does have an understanding of love The things his family goes through would be pretty tough for a teenager who also has his own internal problems I did not like him very much, as some of the things he said were pretty insulting Teenage boys will probably find traits they can relate to, but, as I am a girl, I did not find any.The supporting characters include Pandora, Adrian s love interest, Adrian s father, mother, grandmother, and an old man name Bert Baxter He had one of the interesting stories but he was not a main focus of the novel.The plot was not very well done I understand that it is meant to have a very natural, raw feel to it, being a diary of a teenage boy, but I felt that it was very random and disjointed The events had no order to them, which I find really annoying as I like things to be organized There was no climax, even in the background themes It was a sequence of mundane events with no big event to tie everything together The ending was so abrupt, I thought the author just wrote the whole book series at once, and told the publisher to chop it wherever they needed to make them into perfectly identical books There was also very minimal character development Adrian has the same personality at the end as he has at the start The writing style was also very jerky As it is from Adrian s hand, it is explainable I just did not like it I have always been a fan of the fluent, lyrical, poetic prose, so this amateurish, jerky writing was not to my taste.In the visual department, the cover is very boring There is nothing to really suggest the story or Adrian s personality The formatting of the text inside the book is rather squashed together as most old books are There are drawings inserted on random pages in the book but I didn t pay much attention to them I assume they represent certain events in the story.In the 80 s this book would have been as popular as Diary of a Wimpy Kid is today But as I was clearly out of the target demographic, I did not like this book very much Actually, not at all.The Subjective Review I regret choosing this for Literature Circles If anyone asks, it was forced on me See my status updates for my emotions while reading.Multiple Choice Question Is Adrian Mole A sexistB ungratefulC an insult to fourteen year oldsD not an intellectualTRICK QUESTION He is in fact, answer E all of the above AND THEN SOME I don t know where to start explaining this horrible excuse for a fourteen year old He calls himself an intellectual, yet his poems sound like he ate a dictionary and started vomiting up words at random He spends the whole book whinging, whining, groaning, moaning, and complaining about every little thing that goes wrong in his life puts on cutesy kindergarten teacher voice Okay, children Today I am going to tell you the meaning of life It s not perfect, and it s damn hard If you wanted the easy way out, you should have been born dead instead Living is hard Do we all understand that cough Adrian Mole cough Approaching his caricature from an impersonal, critical, analytical view like my English teacher said , I can see how this would appeal to teenage boysback in the 80 s Yeah, I bet that back then it was as popular as Diary of a Wimpy Kid But today A snowflake s chance on the sun PandoraI adore yaI implore yeDon t ignore me Can anyone say INSTA LOVE Now, moving onto plot since the supporting characters were so uninterestingoh waithang onI don t seem to be detecting a plot anywhere within these 187 pages Oh dear Well to sum it up, he made New Years resolutions, he measured his thing , read indecent magazines, hid the phone bill, his parents split up, his dog went missing, he caters for this old guy who ends up in hospital then gets married, falls in love with Pandora, goes to Derbyshire, and shaves Not in that order I also do not understand how it ended Just couldn t end at the end of 1982 couldn t you You just had to throw in three months of 1983 and cut it off in the most random place possible For Lit Circles, we had do this Narrative summary thing where you use that story mountain to identify the parts of the story When we got up to the part where we were supposed to write the climax, there was a collective silence THERE IS NO CLIMAX All rising action that shouldn t be called rising action because it doesn t build up to anything The writing is so jerky, the book should be a piece of beef Again with the analytical approach it fits the story and Adrian s caricature But for the reader who happens to HATE poorly written books No.What I really don t understand is why the book is written about a boring, ordinary guy who has nothing happening in his life From the impersonal approach, I can see the author tried to appeal to the ordinary teenager back in the 80 s But aren t books fiction for a reason Don t you write and read them to experience the things that would never happen in your own life In my opinion, a diary should be from the point of view of a person who has had something memorable happen in their life Like say, Anne Frank I am seriously considering stabbing this book like Harry Potter stabbed Tom Riddle s diary I don t care that it s school property Give me a Basilisk fang, phone charger, umbrella, plastic spork, I m not fussed, and I ll stab it and relish in the way the ink bleeds off the pages into oblivion.No, seriously I need that Basilisk fang.


  7. says:

    The Diary of Adrian Mole is like a snarky one liner that continues for 135 pages Adrian is a self centered, irreverent British 14 year old whose diary entries include nuggets of wisdom such as Pandora and I are in love It is official She told Claire Neilson, who told Nigel, who told me. I told Nigel to tell Claire to tell Pandora that I return her love I am over the moon with joy and rapture I can overlook the fact that Pandora smokes five Benson and Hedges a day and has her own lighter When you are in love such things cease to matter.It was entertaining, but never really got beyond the point of a quick, light read.I did learn that there was a short lived BBC series based on the book The intro is actually pretty sweetly tacky


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    Like many before him, pimply, priggish, pretentious 13 year old Adrian Mole well, 13 and three fourths, to be precise begins a diary on New Year s Day Well, he Leicester had me from the very start Adrian s the sort of boy who imagines a future in which his parents, his teachers, school bully Barry Kent, and just about everyone will be sorry that they weren t nicer to him My favorite quote Perhaps when I am famous and my diary is discovered, people will understand the torment of being a 13 year old undiscovered intellectual His entries over two years detail his frustrations with his parents, his infatuation with the popular Pandora, his pompous posing as an intellectual artiste, his snobbery and self dramatization, his dreadful poems, and the awkward obsessions with acne and being cool endemic to all teens in every age His obliviousness and the usual teen self absorption, while amusing, brings back memories of my own 13th year, when I locked myself in my room after school every day, wrote book reviews, and cried about my hard, hard life as the pampered daughter who never lifted a finger about the house Leicester, UK, in the 1980s clearly wasn t that different from Miami in 1970s, another, innocent age Like Adrian with Pandora my treacle haired love , I was in love with red headed Darryl McNair, my lab partner, who never gave me a second thought And like the overly sensitive Adrian, I would have died if Darryl had ever known At the same time, my heart went out to Adrian over Barry Kent s bullying him, his parents squabbling, and his teen angst and utter cluelessness You ll laugh out loud right before you catch yourself thanking God that those days are behind you Despite his priggishness and cluelessness, it s impossible not to love Adrian Mole.


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    I read Adrian Mole first when I was his age, but before my interest in the opposite sex was kindled It left enough impression to resurface The secondhand paperbacks in original English are literally leafing loose from overreading in my late twenties What do older readers get out of him A hilarious reminder that we were all once this young and stupid, coupled with the relief that we came through The first book remains together with its direct sequel, The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole the best of the series, not just because Adrian s naivit is universally felt in the teenage years, but also because even after the passing of Towsend, his diary captures the Tatcheresque Zeitgeist as a historical flavour.


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    You ve probably heard of The Secret although not any it would seem Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 but I ll review it anyway.The diary covers the period January 1981 through to beginning of April 1982 Therefore Adrian was not 13 throughout the story false advertising instead he was merely 13 at the beginning and 15 at the end.It is now 30 years since the diary s release and apart from mentions to the price of things 30,000 for a semi detached house, if only and the mention of certain politicians of the time it hasn t really dated Big events of the time are covered like the Royal wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Also the country is in a recession it seems which may have reflected the time period I was born during the time period so can t remember it but have been told that it was a recession.Adrian Mole is funny because of his woe is me attitude to everything that happens to him He is an intellectual too self classified He also has an innocence, particularly at the beginning of the book, to what goes on around him that leads to some funny moments.All in all I think this book has already proved itself what with its many millions of sales If I were to say it were rubbish then it wouldn t matter, but I liked it and thoroughly recommend it to people after a laugh.


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