Review of The Chronicles of Narmo – Caitlin Moran

Posted: February 25, 2015 in general fiction, Review, young adult

the chronicles of narmo

Morag Narmo is fifteen, slightly chubby, wears a pair of glasses ‘that make me look like my name is Alan’, and longs to be a writer. She and her siblings also don’t want to go to school anymore, preferring to feed their heads into the waste-disposal unit rather than ‘do the academical’ thing. Her mother suddenly decides to take them all out of school and home school them, which is chaotic with five children and leads to all sorts of whacky adventures.

A semi-autobiographical look at the ‘Narmo’ family life, this is the first book of How To Be A Woman author Caitlin Moran, written when she was fifteen/sixteen. There’s not much of a plot, more a series of events that happen in the Narmo’s lives, but it is funny and the characters are easy to love.

Try it; it’s funny, witty, and well-written. Really good work for a teen writer.


Supplied by Penguin Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan

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