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About the book:
Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Author: Jeff Kinney
Genre & Age Group: Realistic fiction, humour, contemporary, middle grade
Boys don’t keep diaries—or do they?
The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to
It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.
In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.
Source: Bought at my local Indigo store
How I Found Out About It: I’ve sort of just always known about this book, but when I was about six, I bought an activity book about the series and really liked it, and then I found out that there were actually BOOKS about it, so I decided to check them out!
Review: If you haven’t read this book, you may think that it’s a little immature, but to be honest, it really isn’t. It’s about a boy named Greg Heffley who goes to middle school for the first time, and feels lost. He has his best friend Rowley there to support him, but Greg just wants to fit in, and he finds him to be a little bit immature, despite their friendship. The other kids seem huge compared to him, making him feel tiny. He then receives a red “diary” from his mom (even though he insists that it’s a journal), and starts to write in it to express his thoughts and rambles. This series is made up of graphic novels, which is what the character Greg writes and draws in his journal(s). One new book has been added on to the series annually ever since 2007, and thus, there is actually a new one on its way out in November, called Double Down! The books are very lighthearted and funny, and are great for reading slumps or times when you just want a humorous book to read, rather than a deep one! I know that I have had times while reading all of the books when I laughed my head off! For example, in The Long Haul, Greg mentions a series of books that he used to like, which was until they started running out of ideas, leading to a book called Lindsey Loses A Mitten, which is just so hilarious! Who would publish a novel about a girl losing her mitten? LOL!😝 All of the characters in the books are also very well developed and just awesome (except for Rodrick, and you’ll learn why soon)! First, you have Greg, your protagonist. He is a bit self-conscious, but he is still hilarious with all the stunts he pulls! He is also a really good drawer and writer! Next, there’s Rowley, his best friend. He gets spoiled by his parents with A TON of vacations and spontaneous gifts, which makes Greg pretty jealous, but he is overall a very sweet guy with such a big heart! Manny, Greg’s brother, is just sooo adorable! Greg’s mom blames all of Manny’s wrong-doings on him, and treats him much more special than him and his older brother, whom I will get to in a moment. One example of this is, in one of the movies (right, did I say that this series has its own awesome movie franchise?), Manny puts a cookie in the DVD player, so Greg can no longer play video games. His mom gets all defensive and blames it on his young age, which is only 3. Manny is so sweet and seems like an amazing brother! Lastly, there’s Rodrick, Greg’s older brother. To be honest, I pretty much dislike his character. He’s a teenager, and he is in a heavy metal band called Loded Diper (really Loaded Diaper, but they thought it would be “cool” to spell it differently). He is very mean to Greg, and doesn’t treat him very nicely, but it’s probably just the age he’s at, where many kids just take their family for granted. In conclusion, the books in this series are funny, light, and fast reads, so definitely look out for them if you want a good laugh!
Series Rating: 4/5 Stars!