Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Written by Jeff Kinney
Illustrated by Jeff Kinney

Reviewed by Austin C. (age 12)

A middle schooler student named Greg is on summer vacation. The weather is perfect and every kid is having fun outside. There is only one kid who's not, Greg Heffley. He's inside his house playing video games. There's one thing. It's dark. He is playing with the shades down.

Greg is a self confessed indoor kid living his ultimate summer in a fantasy with no rules and responsibilities. Like always, Greg's mom has different plans. She wants to go to a water park. Once they get there, it starts to rain. It is hard to get out because everyone is trying to get out because of the rain.

In the end, Greg's mom and one of Greg's friends mom schedule a weekend with his friend Rowley to go to the beach. Greg and Rowley both know they set it up. While at the beach, Greg and Rowley do many fun things like ride roller coasters and play at the arcade. Once they go home, Greg's mom gets two tickets to a baseball game for father and son time. Once they get there, Greg and his dad get in trouble so they lose their tickets to cops.

All in all, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is a very good series. If you read one book, you will be hooked. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

If I changed anything about the book, it would be the beginning because it is a little boring. My favorite part of the story is when Greg is at the pool and is doing all the work for the girl he likes. When a kid throws up, she looks at Greg in a way that says "Are you going to get that?" I also like that part because eventually he has to clean it up. My favorite character is Rodrick because he's like an ordinary older brother. My least favorite character is Mom because she ruins all the fun in the story.

This story relates to my life because I have an older brother and he can be a little selfish. This story has pictures that helps explain the story in some ways. I think other people should get this book because it is not scary. It is funny! You can also get some fun ideas from it too.

Austin C. is a student in Mrs. Okamura's 5th Grade Class
2009-2010