Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Kinney, Jeff.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid NY: Amulet Books, c2007.  217 pages, mixed cartoons and printed text (journal) #1 New York Times Bestseller

Greg Heffley is told by his mother to keep a “diary” which he insists is only a “journal.” He is in junior high and very self-conscious of all the social aspects he faces and tries hard to be normal and not noticed in a bad way.

This book had me laughing on every page. Whether or not you are/were a nerd, (which is what he is trying hard NOT to be), you will have at least thought about or witnessed the situations Greg finds himself in. 

His story is told simply, but the wording puts a hilarious spin on everything and the cartoons completely illustrate what is happening. One of my favorites is the letter from Fregley about the booger on page 194.

It's no wonder it was a New York Times bestseller...whether you are 9 or 90, this book will make you smile.

Review by Mrs. Belknap

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