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"Happy people don't keep a diary",
This review is from: Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (Hardcover)
I wouldn't say "Adrian Mole and the WMD" is the best in the series yet, because they are all fantastically written novels; I'm sure future sequels will not disappoint.
In WMD, Adrian is face-to-face with the stressful issues of the modern day, be they credit card debt, terrorism or political correctness. His children are in far-flung countries and his parents have sold their house and moved to rebuild their lives, while he himself battles with a flock of beastly swans and a talking fridge. It's a beautifully-written novel, leaving you laughing out loud and saying to yourself "let me stay up an extra half-hour and find out how he gets out of this one".
It strikes me that one of the many secrets behind the success of the Mole series is that he has become increasingly detached from the character of Pandora. Crucially, she's not gone completely; there are several instances of continuity connections with the past. Is it any wonder how it easy it is for us to visualise Adrian Mole in real life?
Hats off to Sue Townsend - I was gripped, reading it in two days, nearly without putting it down. Buy it now.