I really enjoyed this book! Although the cover says it was written by Jeff Kinney, the real writer of the diary is middle-schooler Greg, but he refers to his opus as his journal.
Greg is your average kid, somewhere in the 50th percentile of popularity at his school. He’s trying to climb the social ladder, while remaining only waveringly loyal to his unpopular best friend. Just like every other real-life kid, Greg thinks he is destined to always get the short end of the stick from his teachers and his parents.
The diary entries, humdrum but chuckle-worthy observations of the quirks of a kids’ life, are interspersed with Greg’s doodles depicting his creative interpretations of the events, complete with stink lines and moron-labels.
The content of the book is reasonably appropriate for all ages. There were some references to more older-kid stuff, but never explicitly. As an adult reader, I thoroughly enjoyed the humor, drawings, and lightheartedness of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and got through reading it in a few extended sittings. I can’t wait to get the next volume from my library. Highly recommended!