- Author Sue Townsend
Back to the diary format that works so well with Adrian Mole’s thoughts, I enjoyed this book more than the third in the series. With Adrian older now, the subject matter also grows up, so we are talking about adult relationships, trying and failing to get a job, and going on various holidays and trips with or without your significant other.
It’s fun for me to graduate to this older Adrian, as I have previously only read the first two books a handful of times, rather than growing up alongside the main character. That he no longer loves Pandora is an outrage, but also totally understandable.
Even within this book, Adrian adapts and grows and changes, but he remains that stubborn fish-out-of-water that makes this books so interesting.