Review – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down
It’s getting close to Halloween and, as usual, Greg Heffley is scheming. This time he’s trying to figure out how to get candy before Halloween and trying to get an invitation to Mariana Mendoza’s party. His plans aren’t always well thought out, though, so his escapades are laugh out loud funny.
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney, so I was at my local bookstore the day the latest installment, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOUBLE DOWN, came out and I was not disappointed. To me, this was one of the stronger books in the series.
As usual, there’s a lot going on in the book and Greg is all about Greg, but somehow, Kinney makes it all work. The illustrations are a little crude but they fit the books well. I love the humor in these books. If they’re honest, most people will see a little of themselves in Greg and maybe that will make them stop and think. Since the books are written in a diary format with illustrations, they appeal to reluctant readers as well as avid ones. Every middle grade reader (and some adult ones) you know will want a copy of DOUBLE DOWN!
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