Recollections: Reviews by a Book Lover

Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

As I’ve mentioned before I was temping in the children’s department of my local library.  While there I was able to read some picture books, and some juvenile fiction.  Since Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been the rage for a while I figured it was time I read the first in the series.

What it is about:  Middle school for Greg Heffley has its twists and turns.  In this novel we follow Greg through his mishaps and adventures as he writes in his diary.  We learn about the cheese touch, how Greg feels about his family, and friends, and how he deals with middle school.

What I like:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid is full of funny boy humor.  Will girls get a kick out of it too? Of course! We all lived through middle school, or are currently navigating through it, and therefore we can relate.  Greg makes some pretty terrible decisions, and is often very selfish in his actions.  While Greg may think he has gotten away with something, he soon gets bite in the butt for his choices.  There are tons of drawings to compliment the storyline, and these are also hilarious.

If you are currently in middle school, or just what to remember trying to navigate life while that age, then I recommend you pick up Diary of a Wimpy Kid.


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