Wimpy Kid

Greg being arrested for not returning a bookI enjoyed myself on a flight to lovely British Columbia reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw. However, I had 2 issues with them,

1.  The kid is scared of going to the library, and the librarian is an old woman with a bun and glasses. This could not be more stereotypical, and his misconceptions about the library are never proven wrong in the book.

2. While the self-centered and mean things Greg does are funny in a satirical way that an older audience can enjoy some younger kids like my 7-year-old cousin who read it may not understand that it is satire, that Greg is wrong to behave the way he does towards his friend.

That being said I laughed out loud several times reading it, which is always awkward in an airport/on a plane but hey props to the author for making me laugh.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a wimpy kid cover artI literally laughed out loud every few pages reading Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I especially enjoyed how the cartoons throughout the book complimented the text.

The adorable little brother circling everything in the catalogue made me nostalgic.

There were times that I was surprised how mean the main character was to his friend. I liked that he suffered for this, because he does not set a very good example. He is hilarious in his inability to impress girls, bragging about all the wrong things.

This is a book that a lot of kids will relate to, especially boys and I hope that libraries use the opportunity of the movie coming out soon to promote it. I will definitely be going to see the movie, and hope they manage to maintain the same sense of humour as the book.

Thanks to Matt for buying me the book at the Tinlids sale!