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Erin's Diary by Lisa McGee - Review

Friday, February 12, 2021

You may know that I'm a huge fan of the sitcom Derry Girls, I have been ever since it started and I can't wait for Season 3, although I know filming has been stalled thanks to Covid, but let's hope that at some point we get it. I was a teenager in the late 90s so I loved the universal stuff that was present, and the Derry setting is perfect. I've been lucky enough to go to Derry twice, and it's an absolutely beautiful city that I would recommend. 

I saw this book on Nicola Coughlan's Twitter, so when my sister in law asked me what I would like for Christmas I mentioned this. It's written by Lisa McGee, who wrote Derry Girls and also the sitcom London Irish, which stars Derry Girls' Father Patrick as the main character. 

It is Erin's diary, and it takes place over the course of the two series of the programme, including everything that happens within the twelve episodes of the show. So I knew what was going to come up, but we get funny little asides from Erin. Like all teenagers, she's totally self obsessed. She's also convinced she's a brilliant writer, and thinks that her memoirs will be famous one day. 

There's also bits popped in from the rest of the gang and the rest of the family, meaning this is a bright and well designed book which is fun to read. I enjoyed it; you'll like it if you like Derry Girls, I'm sure! I'm giving it four out of five. 

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