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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

106 out of 136 people found this review helpful.

Great for the ADD learner

This book, the first in the great series, was a appealing book to me because of the cover. I hadn't heard much about it, so I just picked it up as I was walking out of the store. I teach 7th grade, and once I brought the book to my classroom the students went wild. They...
This book, the first in the great series, was a appealing book to me because of the cover. I hadn't heard much about it, so I just picked it up as I was walking out of the store. I teach 7th grade, and once I brought the book to my classroom the students went wild. They were all crazy about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and now I know why. The book is perfect for the ADD/ADHD children because of the transition between writing and pictures. I recommend teachers to recommend this book to all readers that you have to harp on everyday to read. This book will change their idea of reading and hopefully help them out. I will be buying a class set of the series soon.

posted by 2022656 on October 10, 2009

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34 out of 73 people found this review helpful.

Didn't Like The Main Character

I will admit that this book had its funny moments- and it was overall a book for young kids to read, laugh, and sympathize with the main character about what middle school is like but I thought that Greg was a jerk. Maybe I just don't understand young boys psyche or som...
I will admit that this book had its funny moments- and it was overall a book for young kids to read, laugh, and sympathize with the main character about what middle school is like but I thought that Greg was a jerk. Maybe I just don't understand young boys psyche or something and maybe it's the fact that I'm almost 18 and reading a book meant for younger readers (although any book worth its salt can be liked by any age group),I just didn't like this book. But I guess if the reader is young, like 9-12, they may enjoy this book. I wouldn't recommend it though.

posted by writingirl_15 on March 21, 2010

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

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    Didn't Like The Main Character

    I will admit that this book had its funny moments- and it was overall a book for young kids to read, laugh, and sympathize with the main character about what middle school is like but I thought that Greg was a jerk. Maybe I just don't understand young boys psyche or something and maybe it's the fact that I'm almost 18 and reading a book meant for younger readers (although any book worth its salt can be liked by any age group),I just didn't like this book. But I guess if the reader is young, like 9-12, they may enjoy this book. I wouldn't recommend it though.

    34 out of 73 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2008

    Dont waste your money

    This book is full of disrespect for parents. Greg bad mouths his Dad, has a bad attitude about school -- not recommended for any kid to read -- there is no resolve or change for the better in his attitude. This book is just reenforcement for bad attitude and bad behavior. Dont buy it.

    26 out of 96 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Reading is not my thing ; however, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is an ok

    Reading is not my thing ; however, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is an ok book to read.This is about a boy named Greg who doesn’t look forward to middle school. He keeps a daily journal of how his day has gone— at home or at school.Even though I’m not that fond of reading, this wasn’t that bad of a book to read.I would recommend this for most students to read.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2009

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    AWESOME!!

    Diary of a Wimpy is the funniest book I have read in my life. IT is funny breath taking and it had awesome characters! All my friends read this book. If you have not already get up, goto barns and noble and buy the hole seares.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Dairy of a wimpy kid

    Dariy of a wipy kid is the most amazing book i every had read LOVE YOU!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

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    This book had its funny parts, but overall, was not a good book. My 10 year old brother likes them, but l think Greg is a jerk and may be a bad influence to some kids. Overall, not a very good book and do not recommend.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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