Friday, September 13, 2013

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third Wheel

Written by: Jeff Kinney

First line: I wish I’d started keeping a journal a lot earlier on, because whoever ends up writing my biography is gonna have a lot of questions about my life the years leading up to middle school.

Why you should read this book: Greg Heffley waxes nostalgic for the good old days when he lived in his mother’s uterus, doing nothing but floating in warm liquid, not plagued by his annoying siblings or schoolmates, and only slightly irritated by his mother’s early attempts to provide him with some culture. From there, the story moves on to Greg’s utter lack of understanding of how boys and girls relate, and what would make a girl want to talk to a boy, let alone go anywhere with him. Once again, nobody understands poor Greg.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: In the last couple years, I have truly come to despise this popular and budding little psychopath, who basically considers himself the only real person in the world, and sees the rest of humanity as set pieces for his pathetic little drama.

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