Friday, February 19, 2010

Wimpy Kid!!!

Aaahh... a classic. In the book that started it all, Greg haplessly starts his misadventures in middle school. He tells how he met his friend Rowley, why he's creeped out by Fregley, and the mean trick he played on Chirag Gupta.

Why, you ask, does everyone love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid? I'll tell you. The humor keeps the story alive, it makes you want to keep on reading. It makes you want to , um, cry?

As you can see, I have posted a picture from the book. Here, Greg is deciding wether or not he should take Home Economics 1 for next year's class. In case your wondering, Greg is the guy in the middle, his best friend is Rowley, the creepy kid across the street is Fregley, Chirag Gupta is the kid who moved away but then came back, Holly Hills is the girl Greg's in love with, and the cheese touch is like cooties: if you touch a moldy old cheese that's just lying around on the blacktop, you get the cheese touch. And the only way to get rid of the cheese touch is by passing it on to someone else. Guess what? my dad has the cheese touch!!!


  1. Hahahahahaha! Another great review from bookish boy! You make the book sound like such fun!

  2. This is a great review, JDude. Brechin is right. I very much like the way you lay out the story without giving too much away. Your character descriptions are economical and revealing even in their brevity. I always like to hear about characters, and there's a way in which I could even stand to hear more. What you do REALLY well - and it's something other book reviewers aren't as good at - is the way you add your voice, for example, when you say that that the book makes you want to cry. You phrase that in such a nice way; it's very straightforward and unsentimental, but also very truthful. And the closing line about your dad's cheese touch is hilarious!

  3. Are you going to see the movie? I'd love to hear how you think it holds up next to the book.