Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

Jeff Kinney

Amulet Books, £5.99

What is the book about?

It is, as the name suggests, written in a diary format from the perspective of a boy in middle school, Greg Heffley. It follows his daily life and attempts to achieve a higher social standing at school, navigating conflicts with his best friend and brothers Rodrick and Manny.

Who is it aimed at?

Those around ten to twelve years old.

What was your favourite part?

I loved the fact that nothing odd or exciting happened to Greg, that he lived an average, happy life but managed to get himself into different, amusing situations.

Your least favourite part?

All the well-drawn, distinct characters and Greg’s often biased and always funny perception of them.

Which character would you most like to meet?

Rodrick Heffley, Greg’s elder brother. Despite being the eldest he was far from the most irresponsible and always playing pranks on his younger siblings.

Why buy this book?

A great gift for a younger relative who might not be a reader.