"Sunday July 18th. My father announced at breakfast that he is going to have a vasectomy. I pushed my sausages away untouched...."
In this second instalment of teenager Adrian Mole's diaries, the Mole family is in crisis and the country is beating the drum of war. While his parents have reconciled after both embarked on disastrous affairs, Adrian is shocked to learn of his mother's pregnancy. And even though at the mercy of his rampant hormones and the fickle whims of the divine Pandora, a victim of a broken home and his own tortured (though unrecognised) genius, Adrian continues valiantly to chronicle the pains and pleasures of a misspent adolescence.
©1985 Sue Townsend (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.
Yes: It is both warm and funny.
Adrian, since it is his diary.
Yes in the first adrian Mole book. This was just as good as this
Shameless book addict whose life was made immeasurably happier when I discovered audiobooks made housework tolerable and long drives a joy.
Adrian's parents have reconciled, but he is still obsessed with Pandora and writing for the BBC. Adrian's life is about to turn upside down, but he sails on naively unaware of major events happening around him. Much of the book concerns his mother's pregnancy and delivery, and the settling in of Adrian's new sister. This made me laugh so hard, I had to stop listening while driving. I couldn't see through the tears.
Maybe it's because the characters are more familiar, but I thought this book was funnier than the first. Adrian's diary entries present huge warning flags of trouble ahead, and much of the fun is seeing it come crashing in. I can't wait to get to the next book.
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