Thursday, March 04, 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

I saw the trailer to the upcoming movie, in theaters March 19, and knew that I wanted to read this book. Also, lots of kids in the children's department request this book. I checked it out on audiobook and it was only 2 CDs, so its a very short read.

Greg Heffley is just starting middle school and decides to write about his experiences in his journal (don't call it a diary!). His observations about middle school life are laugh-out-loud funny, like noting that you no longer have to be the fastest runner in your class to get the girls to like you, "you have to have a cute butt too or whatever".

Greg is always trying to figure out how to be popular, though it usually backfires, from writing comics for the school paper, running for class treasurer, and trying to be named Class Clown in the favorites section of the school yearbook. His antics and general middle school mentality will have even grown-ups giggling.

A fun, entertaining read.


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