Title: The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole.
Author: Sue Townsend.
Genre: Fiction, teen, YA, humour, epistolary novel, bildungsroman.
Publication Date: August 2nd, 1984.
Summary: Adrian Mole continues to struggle valiantly against the slings and arrows of growing up and his own family's attempts to scar him for life. Notable events in this volume are the breakup and later reconciliation of Adrian and Pandora, Adrian's attempt to run away from home and subsequent breakdown, the birth of his sister Rosie Mole, and Adrian's general worry about his O levels and nuclear war.
My rating: 8/10.
♥ I can’t think of anything to say to my mother. I always knew I had no small talk, and now I know I’ve got no big talk either.
♥ I started reading a section called ‘Testes and Sperm’ and was astonished to discover that my personal testes make several hundred million sperm a day. A DAY! Where do they all go? I know some leak out in the night and some I help to leak occasionally, but what happens to the countless billions that are left swarming around, and what about chaste people like priests? During a lifetime they must collect a trillion trillion. It makes the mind boggle, not to mention the testes.
♥ The phone woke me up at 8.15. It was my father gibbering about having a girl. He wanted to know every detail about her. I said she took after him. Half bald and angry-looking.
♥ I don’t know a single sane adult. They are all barmy. If they are not fighting in the Middle East, they are dressing poodles in plastic macs or having their bodies deep frozen. Or reading the Sun, because they think it is a newspaper.