Friday, August 31, 2012

Diary of A Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney Review

I'm a little late on the Cheese Touch...haha, if you don't get what I mean by that...either go out and get your hands on a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, or rent the movie.

I was first introduced to this book series my senior year of high school by a librarian.  Since then my eleven year old brother has read all of them and loved them (and let me just mention he is not a reader!!)!  The seventh book in the series is going to be released in November...which my brother is already counting down the days for!!

Anyway, as I was sitting yesterday in the fifth grade class I volunteer in, and reading the last fifty pages of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, I felt my eyes welling up!  That book made me cry SOOOO much!!  I just couldn't finish it during the class, because how embarrassing is it to burst out crying in front of a bunch of fifth graders???

Anyway, to make a long story short...I walked over to the class bookshelf, and picked up Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Now, you may be wondering...Why am I reading a kids book??

Because...why NOT???!!

On The Romance Bookie I want to review EVERY book I read!! Okay maybe not every book...for instance, I will not be reviewing any of my school textbooks, or the driver's ed manual!

But you know what I mean! :)

Now to the book!!!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)
Here's the description via Goodreads!:
Boys don’t keep diaries—or do they?

The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to

It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.

Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, �Just don’t expect me to be all �Dear Diary’ this and �Dear Diary’ that.” Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won’t do and what he actually does are two very different things.

Since its launch in May 2004 on, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day. F&P level: T

My thoughts:

This book is still huge!  Even since its 2007 release!  At the elementary school I go to every Thursday I usually see at least one kid reading one of these books! They have gotten kids, like my brother, who can't stand reading, to read!!  I think it's awesome!
This series is hilarious! Before now, I'd only ever seen the movies and I loved those! In fact, I've been dying to see the newest one, Dog Days, since it hit theaters a few weeks ago!

Overall rating:

Great book, great movie! Either one is great, so just pick one up and either read or watch it to get acquainted with the series if you haven't already! :)

The Romance Bookie :)


  1. These books are so great. I used to buy them for my younger brother for christmas, just so that I could read them. :)

    1. Haha Awesome! My brother or mom usually buys them, so luckily I can read them now whenever I want :)