Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a GREAT book. As an adult I absolutely enjoyed this novel in cartoon despite the fact that its targeted to kids (I claim I’m an adult but honestly I sometimes wonder if I’ve grown out of my childish ways at all).
Greg Heffley was given a diary which he insist is ‘...a JOURNAL, not a diary’ to write down his thoughts, experiences etc. The only reason Greg agrees to write a journal is because he is confident that he will become rich and famous one day and the book will come in handy in the future.
The journal outlines Greg’s many initiatives to become a popular kid in school, from running for Treasurer in the student government body to writing a comic strip for the school newspaper. All his efforts backfire on him with hilarious effects throughout the book.

The cartoon drawings are simple and complement Greg’s writings in the journal creating a great way of sharing his experiences to the readers. I love this book and intend to read the rest of the collection as well. I’m glad I picked up Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It makes great reading material for days when you want to absorb an easy to read book.

I’ve never heard of this book before until I stumbled upon it at the book store last week. It must be really popular as Twentieth Century Fox is actually making a movie out of it and is currently auditioning people to play Greg’s character. Seriously, where the hell have I been?
For more information on the book, please visit the official website at www.wimpykid.com.


Alix said...

I've seen this but I haven;t read it, sounds fun though.

Anonymous said...

Nona, my daughter, loves this series! She can't seem to get enough.

christina said...

The other two books that follow in the series are *just* as good. Seriously. I don't think that I've laughed as much as I have while reading about Gregory. The cheese?!? Eeewwwww. :)

(Just found your blog but I'm lovin' it. Good luck with the wedding planning!)

Unknown said...

Hi Christina. Thanks for dropping by... I know what you mean about the cheese... you should have seen my reaction when I was reading it... 'Eeeewwww' describes it quite well. :)

Katrina said...

I can still see the cheese. . . Great review for a great book.

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