Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Diary of a wimpy kid - Book reviews by ZenParent

This is an utterly hilarious series that narrates the amusing story of Greg Heffley and all the challenges he faces as a middle-school kid. The first book of the multi-book series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, with its realistic and humorous storyline, truly captures the travails of a boy’s school-life. No wonder then that it’s become a fast favourite of children and adults alike. With Greg’s writings crafted in lined pages and his inked sketches and cartoons, the book looks like an actual kid’s journal; something that kids will love to read.

Talking about the characters; Greg, the innocent hero of the book, can’t stay out of trouble. His imaginative tricks somehow backfire on him. Greg’s best friend and sidekick is the very loyal Rowley Jefferson and the diary is filled with their pranks. Manney Heffley, Greg’s three year old “notorious” little brother, never seems to get into any kind of trouble. Greg shies away from his older brother, Rodrick Heffley, who like any other bossy big brother, uses every opportunity to pull Greg’s leg. It is a delight to see how all these characters bring to life so many unforgettable moments.

The book, in a very subtle and humorous way, brings out the awkwardness of the various situations that children this age typically face. One can easily relate to these situations and characters, making this a very memorable reading indeed.

If you are thinking of a novel for your middle-school child, then this is a good pick.