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Review – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School

December 10, 2015

Old School

I’m close to fifty years past the target age for Jeff Kinney‘s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series but I sure do love it!  I think the series is clever, funny, and just a little bit thought provoking.  The latest in the series, Old School, is probably one of my favorites.

Greg Heffley’s mother is lobbying for everyone to unplug and reconnect for 48 hours.  And by everyone, I mean the whole community.  Then Grandpa moves in with the Heffley’s and gets Greg’s room, forcing Greg to room with his younger brother Manny.  When Greg springs a leak in the bathroom, Grandpa agrees to help him and the two makes things worse.  All of a sudden the week long class trip to Hardscrabble Farms looks pretty attractive to Greg.

Like the other books in this series, Old School is written in a “diary” format – on lined paper with a font that looks like printing.  The simple black and white illustrations add to the book’s charm as well.

As usual, there was a lot going on in this book but somehow it works.  Greg has an over-inflated sense of self but he’s easy to relate to.  Some of the humor in this book is immature but it made me laugh out loud more than once.  This book is sure to be a hit with young readers.

Old School (or any of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books) would make the perfect gift for young readers  in your life!

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. Beth F permalink
    December 10, 2015 6:26 am

    I also love this series! I haven’t read this one yet.

  2. December 10, 2015 6:30 am

    If I only read my “target age” books I wouldn’t have much to read! (maybe like “Selecting a Nursing Home”…..)

  3. December 10, 2015 7:00 am

    I bet this appeals to boys and girls alike. I’ll keep it in mind for when my oldest “grand” is ready for it (she’s 4 now).

  4. December 10, 2015 7:49 am

    Such a fun series!!

  5. December 10, 2015 9:31 am

    I’m going to have to read one of these some day.

  6. December 10, 2015 10:01 am

    I haven’t read the series, but my youngest grandson is a fan, so we’ve picked up several books in the series at our neighborhood Barnes & Noble. I may have to actually read one of these! Thanks, Kathy.

  7. December 10, 2015 11:44 am

    I have never read any of the books in this series, but I have heard good things about it.

  8. December 10, 2015 2:45 pm

    I wonder if Anna’s daughter still reads these books.

  9. December 10, 2015 3:31 pm

    My granddaughter loves this series. I don’t think she’s read this one though.

  10. December 10, 2015 9:20 pm

    ThIs has always looked like such a fun series to me!

  11. Patty permalink
    December 10, 2015 9:25 pm

    I love this series!

  12. December 11, 2015 9:32 am

    I love the concept of this one. Getting unplugged is such a good idea.

  13. December 12, 2015 5:58 pm

    This book was very popular at the school library when I worked there. It’s a great series.

  14. bookingmama permalink
    December 17, 2015 7:22 am

    Booking Son is really excited about this one!

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