Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney, is the first in a series of humorous books about Greg Heffley, the wimpy kid that the book is named after. The hilarious ordeals that Greg gets into seems like a typical middle schooler that is not the most popular guy in school. The book is just a journal of writings and pictures that Greg takes us through in his daily life. That's what is so hilarious about the book...every day ordinary awkward stuff.

Even though I thought it was a very funny book, I thought to myself at the end, wait...that's it? It seemed to me to have very few positive qualities that would make me want to recommend it. Greg is actually very selfish and justifies wrongful behavior in his mind to think he's doing good. So, I'm a bit undecided. I don't know if I'll read the next one or not. There are so many other books out there that are much more worth while, in my opinion.

--Mr. Riedl