You Review: The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole

Reviewed by Eefje Koppers (ABC Den Haag Staffer)

Adrian Mole is not having a good time!

width=He has been kicked out of his mother’s house and has to live on a council estate , which clearly doesn’t befit his status as a celebrated author. The fact that this status exists only in his own imagination doesn’t seem to bother him and it makes for wickedly funny reading. As if all that is not bad enough, his love life is a shambles, his neighbors are loud, violent and have serious criminal tendencies, his children are ignoring his sound parenting advice and he gets on the wrong side of the law.

The Lost Diaries of Adrian Mole is a hilarious insight into the daily struggles of a hypochondriac drama queen with a strong God complex. It was my first venture into the world of Adrian Mole, but I thoroughly enjoyed his ramblings. There is a whole stack of Adrian Mole books, starting when he was just a highly-strung teenager, but they can be read out of order or just on their own. It is a funny, light-hearted read that will have you chuckling out loud more than once. I for one will be tempted to collect them all, just so the laughs can continue! Enjoy the read!

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