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Dairy of a Wimpy Kid Review

 

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid cover art

Jeff Kinney.  Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal.  Amulet Books, 2007.

217 Pages

4Q – 3P – J

Grades: 6-9

The first in the series of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, is a quick read.  The illustrations, always relevant and funny, move the story along at a great pace.  The chronicles of Greg Heffley’s life in middle school are filled with all the issues facing a young middle class wimp.  His encounters with bullies, his lost and regained friendship with the weirdest kid in middle school and his forays into being the comic strip writer for the school paper.  Greg gets into all kinds of trouble along the way but, between betraying his buddy and chasing preschoolers with worm covered sticks, Greg still manages to teach the reader something about doing the right thing.
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