CBBC Office: Book Club: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Hi everyone, Katie here! Welcome to the third CBBC Book Club meeting.
This week we're reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. I've just finished reading it and I've put my review in the link below.
Get your hands on a copy of the book, have a read then write a comment below. I'll read your comments on Friday 9th August.
- What did you like about Diary of a Wimpy Kid?
- Did you prefer reading a book which used a lot of illustrations, or did you find it distracting?
- What did you think of the character of Greg?
- Which bits really made you LOL? I’d love to know!
Thank you to SalmonShinySpider, OpalFestiveLizard, AmberFizzyJaguar, AmberSuperLion and everyone else who suggested we read Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is about Greg Heffley, a schoolboy who starts a journal (he refuses to call it a diary!) after his mum asks him to. Greg documents his school life in the journal through a series of entries and illustrations and takes the reader through the hilarious trials and tribulations of middle school life.
I really enjoyed reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid because it is a genuinely funny book. The tone is very sarcastic and it's written as if he is jotting down quick notes in his journal. Greg is a very funny character although he is also quite selfish, always trying to get his own way and get out of doing anything he doesn’t want to do, such as taking part in the school play or doing something ‘active’ when he’d rather just play video games!
He is always trying to manipulate his family members and friends and work them to his own advantage, from getting exactly what he wants for Christmas to playing computer games at his friend’s house when grounded!
Everything Greg says is very realistic and reminds you of being at school. I really enjoyed the description of the ‘cheese touch’ as it reminded me of something that would have happened at my school, a made up theory about a piece of mouldy cheese in the playground that becomes feared by everyone in school!
I also thought the descriptions of Greg’s parents were very funny, such as the tactics Greg’s mum uses to ground him and what his dad likes to do on Halloween! The character of Fregley is also very amusing!
Parts of this book did make me laugh out loud, and I think anyone who likes a good funny book will enjoy this. The illustrations are all very funny and really important to the book – each illustration is a joke in itself and it was a nice change to read a book in this style.
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