James’ choice: Diary of a wimpy kid

“First of all, let me get something straight: This is a JOURNAL, not a diary. I know what it says on the cover, but when Mom went out to buy this thing I SPECIFICALLY told her to get one that didn’t say “diary” on it.”

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney is James‘ Choice for this week. He has read it five times and awaits impatiently the release of the upcoming movie (march 19th).

This wonderful book combines hilarious cartoons with an excellent story. It is written on lined paper so it really feels like reading someone’s journal.

Greg Heffley goes through middle school as a wimpy kid. He and his friend Rowley have many adventures together. They deal with school, family, and friendship. Eventually, Rowley starts to grow more popular than Greg so Greg gets jealous and worried. However, he has to do anything he can to save his friendship with Rowley. That will not be easy for Greg because he still needs to have time for his school and family. Greg is confused and frustrated; he just has to find a way to stop all of the chaos…

The book started off on FunBrain (a popular educational website for children and adults), but when it was adapted into a print book, Jeff Kinney decided to split it into a series (books 1 to 3 are based on the FunBrain version and 4 and 5 are about Greg’s continuing adventures). He has already published four of them:

  1. Diary of a wimpy kid
  2. Rodrick rules
  3. The last straw
  4. Dog days

A special book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book (published after “Rodrick Rules”), is an activity book that features a blank section encouraging readers to keep their own journal in the style of the books.

I really appreciate James’ recommendation because this is another easy-to-read story. If you click here you can start reading the on-line version. If you like it, you know what you have to do 🙂 Where can I find this wonderful book (in English, of course)? Fortunately, you can find it in almost any bookshop in Madrid; for example: La Casa del Libro o la FNAC.

Read it before they premiere in theaters!

Let me know what you think about it, OK? I really hope you like it. Next time Alex‘s turn.


So say we all!!