Diary of A Wimpy Kid

Title: Diary of A Wimpy Kid

Bibliography: Kinney, J. (2007). Diary of A Wimpy Kid. New York: Amulet Books.

Short Annotation: This is a Contemporary Realistic Fiction book about a middle schooler named Greg Heffley. He deals with bullies, kids already going through puberty and other wimps like him. Greg records his days in school in his diary.

Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Grade Level: 4-6

Readers who will like this book: Children who will soon be entering middle school, children who like diary-like style writing

Personal response and rating: I thought this book was a really fast read. I could relate to Greg at almost every point in the book, remembering my middle school experience. I think it would be great to have in the classroom for older grades dealing with physical and social changes. Rating: 4

Question: Does anyone keep a diary? What kind of stuff do you write about in your diary?

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