Diary of a Wimpy Kid
By Jeff Kinney
Greg Heffley has got a rough life. He's in middle school, his older brother is a bully, he's a weakling, and his mom makes him join the school play. And to be clean, this is not a diary, this is a JOURNAL. Here Greg has a place to record his wacky ideas, his true feelings and his doodles.
This was a great book! The drawings are essential to the story, and enhance it rather than distract for the story. The narrative style is kid friendly, especially for boys. This would be a great book for a reluctant reader, or even one that loves to read.
I enjoyed this book a lot. It made me laugh, but I also really identified with Greg. He seemed very realistic, practical and very much a middle school boy. While great for boys, would also be good for girls as well.