Books for reluctant readers: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinny

Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Author: Jeff Kinny
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication Date: April 1, 2007
Hardcover, 224 pages
ISBN: 0810993139 (ISBN13: 9780810993136)
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Summary: Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.

A few months ago, I watched the movie version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid with my family. We all thought this was a great movie. I've seen this book everywhere so I decided the next time I went to the library I would check it out for my son. My son is a reluctant reader so I'm always on the lookout for a book he would like. Since the book is always better than the movie, in my opinion, I thought this would be a winner. 
Greg Heffley is now in middle school. His mom bought him this 'diary' to help him get through the year. This book chronicles Greg Heffley's first year in middle school. 
This book is very funny and cleverly written. Greg is a know-it-all kid who thinks he has all the answers to be popular. He is completely self centered. Greg makes oodles and oodles of mistakes along the way. Together with his best friend, Rowly they try their best to make it through sixth grade alive.  As you can probably guess this book is written in the form of a journal. It contains  hilarious situations and cute sketches. I laughed out loud a few times while reading this book. 
As for my son's point-of-view, he loved this book and wants to check out more books in this series. If you have a reluctant reader in your life, you might want to consider this book. This book is highly recommended for both the parent and the kid. 

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