Saturday, November 21, 2009

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

Author: Jeff Kinney

First line: You know how you’re supposed to come up with a list of “resolutions” at the beginning of the year to try to make yourself a better person?

Why you should read this book: Making resolutions is pretty pointless when you’re the best person you know, constantly foiled by a dad who steals your sugary snacks and wants you to be an athlete, a mom who’s even more embarrassing and makes you do your own laundry, and two brothers who know just how to ruin your life. All Greg wants to do is play video games and get Holly Hills to notice him, but that’s not likely with a best friend who just doesn’t know how to act, and the threat of military school hanging over his head. Will he ever catch a break, or will an epidemic of dirty pants and underwear exposition ruin his life?

Why you shouldn’t read this book: You think people who send videos of their kids to reality TV shows should go to jail.

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