Sunday, November 20, 2011

REVIEW: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

Kinney,  J.  (2011).  Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Cabin Fever.  New York:  Amulet Books.

217 pages.

Appetizer:  Greg Heffley is back to share his November and December adventures.  In this installment of his diaries, he and his best friend Rowley try to get their own newspaper off the ground.  Greg also tries to make some money to buy clothes and toys for his internet pet--a Net Critterz chihauhua aptly named "Gregory's Little Friend" by his mother.  Most daunting of all, Greg finds himself trapped inside after a blizzard with his mom and two brothers.  And it would seem it's every Heffley for him or herself to survive the storm.

Greg and the other students at his middle school have to find ways to amuse themselves after the school takes all of the playground equipment away due to safety concerns:

Hahaha, those bored kids watching through the window are creepy.

I enjoyed this installment of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  The very first illustration amused me:

I especially liked that a lot of the things that Greg finds himself in trouble through throughout the novel are things that he did by accident or because he "didn't know any better" as opposed to intentionally doing wrong.  I remember a lot of similar (although usually not as costly *Glances at the sports car that Greg's dad didn't own for very long*) mistakes from my own childhood.

Cabin Fever continues what a reader who has encountered any of the previous Diary of a Wimpy Kid series can expect:  Amusement.  A bit of a child's selfish intentions combined with an honest and funny look at middle school, friendships and family.

Dinner Conversation:

Tasty Rating:  !!!



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