Feb 17, 2020
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole
Posted by Sue Townsend Caroline Holden

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 From Adrian s obsession with intellectuality after understanding nearly every word oAdrian 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 From 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 a triumph of deadpan 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 A Mole, the unforgettable lad whose self absorption only gets funnier as his life becomes desperate.

  • Title: The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole
  • Author: Sue Townsend Caroline Holden
  • ISBN: 9780413588104
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole 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 i

    Kyra (Blog of a Bookaholic)

    HAHAHA So funny I may have laughed manically several times in public and gained worrying looks from observers but I couldn t help it Seriously, SO FUNNY.


    Jana

    Oh Adrian You are every bit as funny at 15 1 2 as you were at 13 3 4 Here are just a few samples of Adrian s diary Sunday May 9thMother s Day USA Canada I have just realized that I have never seen a dead body or a real female nipple This is what comes of living in a cul de sac.Friday August 6thSent Pandora a postcard Dear Pan,The sun came out on Wednesday, but it didn t reach into the black despair caused by our separation It is a cultural desert here.Thank God I have brought my Nevile Shute boo [...]


    Achab_

    Fun fun fun Looking forward to the weekend next book


    Agnė

    Adrian Mole grew on me I cannot describe this book and the series in general perfectly than New York Times did The Adrian Mole Diaries is as sad and devastating as it is laugh out loud funny Oh, and I LOVE the audiobook narration by Nicholas Barnes


    Anna Janelle

    But, I actually want to give this book 3.75 stars without rounding it up to four so three it is.So, Adrian Mole, how do I love thee Let me count the ways, but quickly because my laptop is dying and I can t muster the energy to go upstairs and get my charger Yes, it has come to this I m THAT wiped out tonight.1 You are hysterical Flat out awkward, whiny, obnoxious, pretension and endearing 2 Your family situation is completely effed I love that your parents show disdain for you I love that you ar [...]


    Graceann

    Please see my detailed review at Graceann s Growing Pains of Adrian Mole Review Second entry in the hilarious Adrian Mole series He s coming up on age 16 now, and still as angst ridden as he was in the first book This is so accurate I m not SO far away from my own teen years that I m not able to recognize the behavior as my own at that time Very witty and all the surprising as it comes from an adult woman writing about the feelings of a teenage boy Genius My only caveat is that if you don t hav [...]


    Sander

    my teacher advised me to read this book because he thought it was a good book for me because the characters are the same age as me I like the book because it was very funny but some times it was very hard for the characters.The book is about a character named Adrian Mole, he is 15 years old and is in puberty so he got a lot of feelings, thats normal Because he is in puberty he got sexual feelings but his girlfriend not so they had a falling out the parents of Adrian left each other and came back [...]


    Liz

    Saw this in a used book store and just had to buy it, especially as it had the same cover as our original childhood version Man, what is there not to love about Adrian Mole Reading it as an adult I was definitely better equipped to understand all the jokes It s also a really interesting look at 1980 s England, definitely not something that interested me as a young un Poor Adrian and his struggles to be a literary intellectual too funny I can t wait until enough years pass so that I can re read t [...]


    Alex

    Just as wonderful as the first Actually made me laugh out loud at seceral points, which is something not many books manage to do.


    Phil

    See my notes on The Secret Diary More of the same, just as funny, with a subtle modification of tone as Adrian matures after his fashion


    Juwi

    THIS BOOK IS HILARIOUS so adrian mole is back again.e intellectual trying to decide whether he should or shouldn t do is o levels and how he feels about his mum being pregnant HE DID NOT REALISE UNTIL SHE ACTUALLY SAID I AM PREGNANT OMG his observations are the best his comments on politics and oh his poetry that he sends to the BBChe is just absolutely hilarious his on and off relationship with the pretentious snob pandora and omg BERT BAXTER AND QUEENIE if you enjoyed the first book then the s [...]


    Redfox5

    I ve had this book such a long time, the pages are falling out, at some point I ve spilt tea all over it and those pages are all stained It gives off a well read look about it I don t think I ll be able to pass this book on It shall have to stay with me for it s own saftey.I d forgotten just how funny Adrian Mole was I read the rest of the series a year or so ago but there was a gap where I d misplaced this one Adrian is best as a teenager, he becomes annoying as he turns into an adult I think I [...]


    Jennifer

    There are very few books that can really make me laugh out loud but Adrian Mole does it every time This is a re read but I originally read it before my days on since there is no review here I honestly think Adrian is one of the greatest characters ever created and his early diaries are particularly funny because he is just so naive yet thinks of himself as the most intellectual 15 year old that ever lived I can t give Adrian any less than 5 stars Perhaps this book is flawed but I m too in love w [...]


    Radka

    Prvn dva d ly moleovsk s gy m m hodn r da tenhle v c Kdy jsem je etla ve t in cti a t i tvrt , bavila jsem se hlavn lap liemi hlavn ho hrdiny, zp tn jsem pak den ky docenila i jako zdroj nejr zn j ch humorn ch poznatk a pozorov n z prost ed thatcherovsk Brit nie Pod jejich vlivem jsem se opakovan pokou ela n jak den ky sama ps t, prvn za nal n jak takhle Dnes jsem vr tila l stek na ob d a la si do pap rnictv koupit tenhle den k.


    Peter Pinkney

    Stuck at work on twelve hour nights, this is the perfect antidote to them Must be about the fifth time I ve read this book Still hilarious and full of wise wisdom Sue Townsend takes a scalpel to cut open our rotten society Funny, serious, and full of pathos.


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    Davida Terry

    funny


    Abigail Carter

    3.5 stars


    Svetlana Jovanovic

    Read it in about two days Funny


    Hisham Slamet

    The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole was a funny book This make me laugh.


    Helda

    its a funny story i swear.


    Jarno Wijma

    I read this book for school and it wasn t a nice book I chose this book because I liked the description of the book that I read They said in the description that it s a funny and simple diary of a teen boy called Adrian Mole and that it goes about love, the divorcing of his parents, helping old people and thinking about sex and school But it become boring after twenty thirty pages I read the rest of this book with reluctance I also think that it was boring, because i read the sequel of the first [...]


    Hilary

    Adrian Mole is now 16 and still suffering from adolescence All the characters you fondly remember from the first book are present, and he gets a few .This is full of humorous observations on life, all through the clouded vision of a typical teenager in 1980s England From the non sequiturs to the realistic portrayals everyone will recognize at least one character or type from their own lives and school angst, it s side splittingly funny And I think it s completely fair when he says he doesn t kno [...]


    Bill

    Sue Townsend really hit her stride with this second installment of Adrian Mole The first book seemed to me to be on the dull side after a while for reasons I expressed in my review of that book.But there was something about it that made me want to go on to this second Adrian Mole As I mentioned in my last review, I have read these before many years ago and remember liking them a lot.This second volume proves that Adrian Mole has happening to him and is doing intriguing things than he is descri [...]


    Michelle Kidwell

    The Growing Pains of Adrian Moleby Sue TownsendOpen Road Integrated MediaTeens YAPub Date 02 Jan 2018 I am reviewing a copy of The Growing Pains Of Adrian Mole through Open Road Integrated Media and Netgalley Adrian Mole is a fifteen year old sensitive poet, of the Midlands He still has a crush on Pandora, and feels it is difficult to grow up around inferiors His Mother is pregnant and experiencing morning sickness Adrian s hormones are like a whirlpool He grows weary of his parents arguing and [...]


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    Christine Blachford

    It s been a while since I re read the first of these diaries, and the second was just as delightful as the first I must have read this before, before the start of the book was quite familiar to me, but I m not sure I ve ever got to the end, because it certainly took a few twists and turns along the way.I ve never really considered a woman s pregnancy from the point of view of her teenage son, so that was quite fun to peruse No matter how pretentious Adrian gets, you always end up feeling sorry f [...]


    Deanna

    While I enjoyed this slightly less than the first in the series, I can t demote it to 3 stars Adrian is a little older and accordingly slightly less charming in the way of bumbling youth Not that we would call him charming, but it is the reluctant but genuine embrace of this character despite how difficult he can be for his fellow characters, and sometimes the reader, to tolerate, that is a good part of the magic of the stories Just like in real families The life problems and illustrated social [...]


    Plum-crazy

    My favourite bit in all the Mole books quite possibly in ANY book I ve EVER read is this bit taken from Sunday April 25th, Found strange device in bathroom this morning It looked like an egg timer It said Predictor on the side of the box I hope my Mother is not dabbling with the occult Work of a genius I defy anyone not to smother a giggle while reading this.


    Zizeloni

    readathon17 Book 1 A book from an author that died from 2012 and after Sue Townsend died in 2014 Female authorI correctly decided to start the readathon with something simple and pleasant Adrian Mole is a sure choice Written in diary form and sent in England in the 80s He is a funny boy, although sometimes you will want to punch his parents,



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