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Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
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Nov 04, 2009

bookshelves: middle-school, older-elementary, realistic

Kids love these from grade 3 and up, so I had to see what all the fuss was about. I see the appeal of the heavily illustrated handwritten looking style (thought I definitely would not call it a graphic novel-- no panels), but I didn't really like the book. Maybe Greg Heffley is meant to be every-kid, but he came off as selfish and mean far too often for me to root for him. For middle school kids who liked this, I might recommend Jon Sciezska's autobiography Knuckleheads. It makes comedy out of the mundane in a similar fashion.

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