Derek’s Growing Up!
4.0 out of 5 stars Derek’s Growing Up !, 12 May 2013 By A. Rose (Devon & Menorca) (TOP 500 REVIEWER) (VINE VOICE) (REAL NAME)
This review is from: Derek’s in Trouble (Derek Series) (Kindle Edition)
In this second book of the `Derek’ series we love and cringe for the hapless Derek/Sweaty just as much, if not more, than the first book – Please… Call Me Derek.
Derek is now married to the lovely Sally who he met in `Please . . .’ and right from the first few chapters she leaves him because of his unacceptable behaviour. After letting him stew for a while she returns home just as Derek is having an `innocent’ chat with a semi-naked young lady in their downstairs shower room – all innocent from Derek’s point of view but not Sally’s. It’s all an uphill struggle for Derek from thereon. All the same loveable characters are in this book as were in the first with the addition of a new Scot or two, with accents to match. Granny now has her own `Agony Granny’ programme on the local radio but being a technophobe she makes some hilarious mistakes, much to the amusement of the listeners. Her new job has to be kept secret, even from her husband, and in turn he thinks that the secrecy is an affair. With much confusion all round, even over who wrote a novel – Thelma, Mrs Masterson or Andy Pandy – there’s plenty to amuse, not to mention drugs and buried treasure !
This really is a lovely book to read and is written with a little more confidence that the first book. A great sequel.