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THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE
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Diary of Adrian Mole
Father, George Mole
deals with the problems of a 13¾ year old boy.
Adrian starts his
January 1st, when he is 13 ¾ years old. He makes some resolutions for the New
Year and he is worried about a spot on his chin. Adrian?s parents quarrel
between themselves about the flowers his mother has received from their
neighbour. After a while he decides to become an intellectual, so he writes to
the BBC to ask what to do about this. He also writes his first poem and joins
Adrian meets Pandora. He joins a group called ?The Good Samaritans?. They do
social work for old people. Adrian looks after Bert Baxter. Adrian?s first
visits to Bert Baxter are disappointments, because he is a dirty old man and
his house is in a disgusting state. Moreover, he complains about Adrian to the
headmaster and Adrian is unjustly reprimanded. When, on top of this, he
discovers that his best friend Nigel is going out with Pandora.
his father tell him that he and his mother are splitting up. At the end of the
month his mother leaves for Sheffield with the neighbour after his father and
the neighbour have had a fight. On June 1st Adrian?s father is made redundant
and starts smoking and drinking heavily. His father is very depressed and
loses his job. At school Adrian gets into trouble for wearing red socks, which
he has put on because he feels rebellious. Pandora and he organize a
Red-Sock-Revolution where everyone wears red socks, but the headmaster sends
them all home. This event brings Adrian and Pandora together and Nigel
Bert Baxter is taken to an old age pensioner?s home because of leg trouble. He
hates it there and only one month later, after Adrian has been in hospital to
have his tonsils out, he hears Bert has befriended a woman called Queenie. In
the meantime Adrian?s father is still without a job and he does nothing all
day. Adrian?s relationship with Pandora isn?t very harmonious anymore. When
Pandora finds out that another girl is in love with Adrian she fights her.
Adrian has a three-day friendship with a girl called Barbara.. On April 2nd,
Adrian?s birthday, Pandora ignores him. But the next day they make it up. This
day happens to be the day that the Falklands War begins.
goes on with repeating all the problems like spots, school; the division and
so on. But in the end of his diary entries his mother comes back to her
family, his father finds a new job, he is in love with Pandora and even his
new friend Bert Baxter marries. Now life is worth living for Adrian.
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