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Summary

Volume two of Rae Earl's hilarious teenage diaries chronicles her all-important final year of high school...but how can school compete with more pressing crises like romance, her looks and a crazy family life?

Rae Earl is about to enter the most important year of her life - her actual bloody final year of school. But how the hell can she concentrate on that when it looks like the love of her life, Haddock, may be about to seriously do it with her?

The thing is...is she ready? What if she's actually meant to be with Battered Sausage? And are either of these boys really that interested in her at all?

She's certainly not getting any thinner; in fact she's getting fatter. Every time she thinks of her final exams, she has to have another biscuit. Or five. And it's very difficult to concentrate on anything when her mum's Moroccan boyfriend is singing along to the radio in Arabic....

©2014 Rae Earl (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

Critic reviews

"Funnier, sadder and ruder than Adrian Mole, this will delight teenagers past and present." (Financial Times)
"This show actually is my mad fat diary. I have already pretty much lived this show, for real.... Reminds you how rarely you see teenage girls on television doing anything other than looking sexy in short skirts, endlessly texting their friends about parties, or wailing 'It's so unfair' when their parents won't buy them a car." (Caitlin Moran for The Times)

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Nice concept but went nowhere

I feel a bit torn on this one. One part of me loves that it’s all authentic and real and I do ultimately like the end message. The bigger part of me thinks it’s just a little depressing and, at times (through no fault of the author), triggering. The first book had more adventure and discovery whereas this one did drag for me. There was no villain to hate like Bethany this time and no clear way out from the mental demons Ray faces. Of course, this is because it’s real and these things take time.
Unfortunately I think the ending was quite abrupt and anti-climatic but glad to hear the author’s found her peace and glad she shared her story

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excellent- better then the last

Really enjoyed- thought it was even better then the previous book. naration also really good!!

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Way Different Than the TV Series but Just as Good

Would you consider the audio edition of My Madder Fatter Diary to be better than the print version?

It's difficult to say, as you get different things from the print version. In print it is more like reading a real diary but the audio version brings the characters to life, particularly because of the authentic accent.

What did you like best about this story?

The honesty, really describing what Rae feels inside. It is very comforting to know that others are not as together as they outwardly appear.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Can't choose, all good!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was spot on.

Any additional comments?

Great read, great listen!

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Brilliant

I loved this book so much! Entertaining! Addictive! Glad she got there in the end!

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Loved It

This book is a diary an feels like a diary . It is so special and beautiful read fell Lucky to have read about Rae Earl .