Saturday, December 31, 2011

Review:Diary Of A Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1)
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 1st 2007
Author Website
Available for Order: Amazon|Barnes and Noble

Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.

My Take:

Diary of a Wimpy kid had me laughing through out the whole book. Greg starts middle school grade 6 and receives a 'diary' that his mother gives him, and puts down his thoughts why attending school. What I found helpful was that Greg went through what all kids must feel on that very scary first day of school. In my case 6th grade was counted in my elementary while Greg had to attend a school that consists of 6-8. Greg decided to account all his adventures and write about them. If only life would be simply, Greg has an older brother Rodrick who annoys Greg to no limit and also a younger brother who annoys him even more. We also meet his parents who don't know what to do with him and his brothers half the time. His best friend Rowley who is there with Greg throughout the book is there because Greg feels inclined to help his friend out.

What I found hilarious was when Greg did something cool or impressive it would lead to him looking mean and uncaring like when he accidentally hurt Rowley, at school all the girls wanted to help and Greg saw that as an opportunity to gain some girl time too and said he was the one who broke his arm, instead that backfired and of course in middle school it follows you everywhere.

This was a great read and any age group can have fun with, because whatever happens in middle school doesn't always stay in middle school.

5/5 stars

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