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Fat, Mad and very, very funny.,
This review is from: My Mad Fat Diary (Paperback)
For anyone who has ever been insecure, unsure of themselves, or just been a teenager, this book is a must-read.
Rae writes with clarity and humour about her somewhat hopeless life in 1980's Lincolnshire, including all of the characters who help (but mostly hinder) her existence. She is an endearing protagonist, with an excellent turn-of-phrase and a poignant and constantly funny (without always meaning to be) take on life as a young, overweight person coming to terms with boys, love, and, well, boys.
Rae's relationship with her mother is a constant source of entertainment, and through this it is possible to understand how Rae ended up with just so much teen angst.
Definitely worth a read- a great piece of history.