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Book review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Jeff Kinney)

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I have not read all the books of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, only a few ones. My daughter was the one who discovered the series. During the lockdown, she began reading a lot. First, she read many books of Roger Hargreaves’ Mr Men and Little Miss series. Then, she discovered the first book of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and she loved it. After that, she wanted to read all the books of the series. She is currently reading the book 9.

Diary of a wimpy kid is written under the form of a diary. This is the life of Greg, a young teenager with a grumpy older brother and a capricious little brother. He always has a lot of problems and he finds very funny (but not very efficient) solutions for most of them.

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Which books have we read by now?

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: my daughter read it as an Ebook. I have not read it yet because the book is available on Amazon FreeTime, on the children’s tablet and I can’t read on the children’s tablet because if I do, they immediately want the tablet to play. As already said, my daughter loved the book and immediately wanted to read the other books
  • Rodrick Rules: my daughter read it as an ebook and I haven’t read it yet. This is my daughter’s favorite book in the series.
  • The Last Straw: my daughter read it as an ebook and I haven’t read it yet.
  • Dog Days: as only the three first books were on Amazon Freetime, we bought the other ones from the bookshop. However, I could not read this book either because my daughter lent it to her grandmother who did not give them back!! I have never quarreled with my mother-in-law yet, I hope we don’t start fighting on Diary of a Wimpy Kid 😉
  • The Ugly Truth: Same thing, my daughter read it but I could because the book is by grandma.
  • Cabin Fever: This is the first book of the series I read! Both my daughter and I found the book very funny.
  • The Third Wheel: Both my daughter and I read this book. I found Greg’s attempts to find a girlfriend quite funny but my daughter said she likes the first books better.
  • Hard Luck: Greg’s best friends has a girlfriend and Greg feels lonely. His attempts to make new friends are quite funny though.
  • The Long Haul: Greg’s family holiday trip is the worst trip ever. The book is funny but I prefer the books when Greg is at school.

What do we like about the books?

  • The books are perfect for beginners: they are easy to read and there are funny pictures
  • The books are full with funny, crazy situations but somehow, Greg still sounds like a typical teenager
  • I can identify with Greg’s mom. I also try to find educational activities for the children and they usually have not much interest, just like Greg and his brothers.

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