The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged Thirteen and Three Quarters

Written by Sue Townsend

Part of the The Originals Series

Key Stage 2 General Fiction

LoveReading View on The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged Thirteen and Three Quarters

This book is a favourite of September 2009 Guest Editor Joanna Nadin:

Reading The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ (at 13 and ¾) was the first time I picked up a book and thought, “Oh My God, that is me! That is how dull my life is.” It still makes me rock with laughter twenty-five years on. Without Adrian, Rachel Riley simply wouldn’t exist, and she certainly wouldn’t be studying politics A level.

The LoveReading Comment:
An ‘80s publishing sensation that has never gone out of fashion.  It’s almost impossible not to laugh-out-loud at the brilliant dry humour that bubbles out of Sue Townsend’s writing.  At thirteen years old, Adrian Mole has more than his fair share of problems - spots, ill-health, parents threatening to divorce, rejection of his poetry and much more - all recorded with brilliant humour in his diary.

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged Thirteen and Three Quarters Synopsis

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged Thirteen and Three Quarters by Sue Townsend

The Good Book Guide Review

The funniest account ever of a boy's experiences and concerns at the onset of puberty.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141315980
Publication date: 31st October 2002
Author: Sue Townsend
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 272 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: General Fiction

About Sue Townsend

Sue left school at fifteen and started writing immediately. For twenty years nobody knew that Leicester housewife, Mrs Townsend, was a writer. She joined a writers' group at Leicester's Phoenix Theatre and was soon installed as the Writer in Residence there.

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