Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Diary of a Wimpy Kid -- Jeff Kinney

This is Katelyn's review of Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. This is our first video so please, bare with us. We're still trying to get rid of the little kinks. :)

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a humorous book about a kid named Greg starting his first year of middle school. Greg has only one goal this year and it is to be popular. He becomes so obsessed with being popular that changes his attitude, his wardrobe, and his choice of friends. We all know, either from experience, watching, or reading that there is a curse that comes with the ambition to be popular. Throughout this novel Greg faces challenges such as losing his best friend, getting beat up by a girl, possibly going to military school and becoming victim of the cheese touch.

I, for one, enjoyed this book. It was comical and it kept my attention throughout the two hours in which I was devoted to it. Greg's thought on life may be stressing to him, but read his thoughts, I can't stop laughing. Kinney's illustrations kept my eyes on the page as he described Greg's thoughts through pictures instead of words.

This book has affected me in so many ways. Firstly, I will never look at cheese the same way again. Secondly, I will never look at ANYBODY'S secret freckle. Thirdly, diaries are called journals. And Fourthly, yourpa dadpa smellspa likepa a womenpa!

This book is intended for a younger audience, due to it's easy to read, short paragraphs to the comic strips. However, older audiences, such as myself, will also get a kick out of it and will sure enough fall in love with Greg's thoughts.

In conclusion, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney is a humorous book about a kid named Greg striving for popularity in middle school and writes all his thoughts in a journal. The book is intended for a younger audience due to it's comic strips and easy to read paragraphs. And it was attention grabbing and funny.


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