Reviewed by Spencer H. (age 9)
There are many reasons why I like this book, but I will start out with why this book was so funny. Greg had to work with a first grader for the talent show. Greg just sat there doing nothing. He made the first grader look like a goof. The author put in many great descriptions like the one when Greg was stuck in the girls' bathroom. The author described how Greg felt. I can relate to Rodrick because I am the older brother in my family and it gets annoying when my younger brother tries to get back at you. I knew how Rodrick felt when he gave Rowley and Greg drum lessons. Finally, I liked this book because of how the author used cartoon sketches to give you a better idea of how Greg felt.
This series of books is written like a diary. When people keep diaries, they mainly write about their lives and how they see the world. That is what this book is like too.
I would recommend this book to kids age eight to eleven especially the middle kid in a family because Greg is the middle kid in his family. They would know exactly how Greg felt.