Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
This is a hot title right now and I finally grabbed a copy and got it read in one night. Greg, the somewhat nerdy hero of the books, says he's not going to keep a diary, but he does, and it includes lots and lots of cartoons. Greg's entering middle school fully aware of his social status (pretty low). His really nerdy best friend is even lower on the social ladder than he is, but he doesn't seem to know or care. Things never seem to go right for Greg--with his parents, his brothers, or his friend Rowley. In the end I felt like I read a comic strip rather than a fully developed novel, but it was a fun read and the cartoons are the best part of it. I think this book (and it's sequels) will be enjoyed by kids from 4th-7th grades.