The Growing Pains Of Adrian Mole (Adrian Mole #2)
At fourteen, Adrian Mole's life continues to be nothing but a set of tragic circumstances: His tempestuous relationship with an alluring schoolmate tortures him, while his intellectualism continues to be ignored by the British press. Despite it all he remains as agonizingly funny as ever in this, the second of his diaries.
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...more
so adrian mole is back again..the 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 BBC...he is just absolutely hilarious.
his on and off relationship with the pretentious snob pandora and omg BERT BAXTER AND QUEENIE. =(
if you enjoyed the firs...more
Re-reading, I couldn't help but laugh out loud at Adrian's mother abandoning him at the social security office, and Adrian's ill fated attempt to go it all alone. The writing is faultless, the ch...more
Adrian is such a real and believable character that it's hard to believe he sprung from the mind of a middle-aged woma...more
First published in 1984, the book remains popular and is well worth a read , especially if you agree that a laugh a day keeps the doctor away. The diary format works well, inviting you as a reader to step in the shoes of a British teenager in the 1980’s. I found it difficult to put the book down, having begun it again after an earlier craze when the book first came out. It...more
Mole’s life picks up where The Secret Diary left off, with his on/off relationship with Pandora and his parents’ grudging reunion after both having affairs.
Reaching the age of 15, Adrian seems to be particularly naive. While that was a ch...more
This is a coming of age (literally) novel surrounding the diary of Adrian Mole, a now 15 year old prepubescent boy who is learning to control his hormones, and work with and around his family problems at the same time as stabilising a relationship with a girl, who he believes is his one and only. This is a quick and easy read, and I found myself outwardly chuckling on various occasions as it is very to the point and quite witty for a boy that age.
With regards to the wit, it’s...more
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 t...more
Growing Pains covers the aftermath of the first book. Adrian loses his status as an only child to be the brother to a sister and the half brother to the child of his father's mistress. His sister might also be a half sister if she was conceived during his mother's brief affair.
The book takes him to adulthood (16 in Britain) and rather...more
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 more surprising as it comes from an adult woman writing about the feelings of a teenage boy. Genius. My only caveat is th...more
Well written and got that dry sense of British humor.
can't wait to start the third volume in this series.
This story leaves Adrian a few weeks away from his O-level exams, and the way it ends you almost thought there would be a book carrying straight on. Sadly, there isn't. There is plenty more Mole to read, but there are now large gaps in the narrat...more
Obviously, it lacks some of the originality of the first book but it's still a charming read - and I think some of the humour works much better in this second outing for Adrian.
This episode deals with the death of the elderly, marital problems, illegitimate children, teenage depression, politics in a recession - all with the humour you would expect of an Adrian Mole book.
Again, I would recommend as a quick, non...more
The story telling has grown up along with Adrian. The trivial matters from the first book start to evolve and Adrian has to realise that he is growing up. That doesn't mean that he is getting smarter though.. he is still clueless about a few things, but then again weren't we all at 14/15 years old.
I am really enjoying the fact that these books are in my library. They really do take me back to a nostalgic time when reading was all about enjo...more
Susan Lillian "Sue" Townsend was a British novelist, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole series of books. Her writing tends to combine comedy with social commentary, though she has written purely dramatic works as well. She has suffered from diabetes for many years,...more