Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Reader's Diary #1071- Jeff Kinney: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Debbie and I alternate which child we read to each night and it rarely lines up perfectly. I had finished reading James Howe's Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow to my son, but my wife and daughter were only about half way through Suzanne Collins' Mockingjay. So I grabbed up Diary of a Wimpy Kid from my son's shelf, figuring I could easily get through this one as well, but I ended up enjoying it a lot. Yes, low expectations have saved yet another book.
It was hilarious. I honestly don't remember the last time a book made me laugh so hard that I had to stop and recover. There's a scene involving a grape and an orange. Hysterical. Another with a form Christmas thank-you letter. I was made to read that one about three times.
Greg Heffley, a middle school kid (older than my own son), is an average kid. He's not perfect (he can be quite mean to his best friend), but that's okay— he provides a lot of talking points and he's certainly easy to relate to.