Originally Posted by Tom Mitchell
The fact that there are people who believe that a 13 year old could have written the diary serves only to remind us that a body of people equally believe that it is simply ridiculous to even make such a suggestion (I count myself amongst the latter number)
Saying the diary could
have written the diary doesn't indicate a belief that it was
written by a 13 year-old. For my part, I believe that it was written by somebody much older, albeit with the mindset of someone much younger - and the writing ability to match.
Quite honestly, I could have done a damn sight better job of the "diary" when I was aged 11. Therefore, the notion that a 13 year-old could have written it is not a "ridiculous suggestion" by any means.