My Mad Fat Diary

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First and foremost, I haven’t watched the television series that is based off My Mad Fat Diary by Rae Earl. And secondly, I went into reading this book practically blind not knowing what to expect and I think that’s best when in comes to this book in particular.

While this book is set in England in 1989, I love that Ms. Earl didn’t do a cookie cutter young adult romance book. Earl allows her readers to feel for her character Rae Earl through these diary entries. While this is not a conventional form of telling a story, I applaud Ms. Earl for taking a chance and doing something fresh and innovative. These diary entries truly allow readers to feel the ups and downs of what it is like being a teenager. I found these entries relatable so I liked that the author didn’t sugarcoat anything about this book. Thank you Ms. Earl for writing an honest, hilarious, heart-warming, and raw book that allows readers to feel the vulnerability of every teen or adult out there.

Chris Hayden

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Author Rae Earl
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date 2016-04-19
ISBN 9781250116499
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Issue July 2016
Category Biographies & Memoirs


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