Erin's Diary by Lisa McGee

Published July 2, 2021

Erin's Diary by Lisa McGee

Book info

  • Title Erin's Diary
  • Author Lisa McGee
  • Year 2020
  • Genre Humour

It's a time of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army check points. But it's also the time of Murder She Wrote, The Cranberries, Salt-N-Pepa, Doc Martens and The X Files. And while The Troubles may hang over her hometown, Erin has troubles of her own, like the fact that the boy she's in love with (actually in LOVE with) doesn't know she exists. Or that her Ma and Aunt Sarah make her include her weirdo cousin Orla in everything she does. Or that head teacher Sister Michael refuses to acknowledge Erin as a literary genius. Not to mention the fact that her second best friend has ALMOST had sex, whereas Erin's never even kissed anyone yet. These are Erin's Troubles.


This ties in with the TV show, and is a really good and natural accompaniment. The diary takes a little while to get going as Erin’s enormous ego means she thinks she’s a legendary writer with a lot to say, but as the diary gets underway it’s a joy to read. It follows the timeline of both series of the show, and it links in to what happens in each episode, although doesn’t repeat everything or go in to too much detail so that you’re bored. And it’s just fun to spend some more time in the company of these weird but good-hearted characters.

Rating: 4 / 5

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