A MOTHER has finally got around to finishing reading her now grown-up daughter’s teenage diaries.
Mary Fisher first began the confidential diaries eight years ago, when daughter Emma went to university, but has admitted they are “not exactly page-turners”.
She continued: “They start really well, with this idealistic young girl battling an icy, heartless guardian – Charlize Theron in the movie – but then nothing happens for literally years.
“It’s just the same old boys-don’t-notice-me-nobody-understands-me-I-wish-I-was-dead moaning for half the book, and I ended up putting it down and picking up the new Jack Reacher.
“Why couldn’t she write something more like that Gossip Girl? I mean I know she was in Nottingham not Manhattan and grounded most of the time, but have a little imagination.”
Fisher added: “I’m determined to finish them because I never give up on a book, but it’s a struggle.
“I’ve had to put it forward for the next meeting of my reading group. That way we can all read it together.”