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Growing Up is Hard to Do,
This review is from: Adrian Mole: From Minor to Major (The Mole Diaries: The First Ten Years) (Mass Market Paperback)
This collection from Sue Townsend is comprised of Adrian Mole's exploits from the very beginning through the end of the Wilderness Years, with extra bits thrown in for good measure. Precocious and dramatic, Adrian is surrounded by a world that is at a loss as to how to deal with him. His ignorance of his own ability to rub people the wrong way veers wildly between hilarious and infuriating.
By the time you get to the end of The Wilderness Years, something special happens. Adrian is finally starting to grow into himself (we hope), and perhaps he'll be a bit more at ease in the world in books to come. We can only keep reading and find out for ourselves. This volume is special for being able to offer us some previously-unreleased looks into Adrian's life, and it makes the whole story that much more entertaining. Well worth the almost 800 pages.