Monday, May 19, 2014

Book Review Discussion: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney

Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney
Genre: MG Graphic
Rating:★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
For: Fun (and the readathon)
From: Bought at Costco probably

Short Synopsis: Gregory details his life during Christmas break including flash backs to few incidents in the past and many crazy endeavors he and his friend get up to in the present.

My Response:  I have loved the Wimpy Kid books! And I'm so so behind! So during the readathon a while back I decided to try and catch up. Well, I only read one. But it's a start to catching up, right? But I must say... these books aren't as funny to me as they used to be. I don't know if it was just this book, or the fact that maybe they are trying to hard to keep up something that got started with the first few? Or maybe the jokes are old now? But I just remember laughing out loud at some stuff in the book 2 or 3 and this time it just wasn't laugh out loud worthy. That being said, I still want to catch up and read them all. Because they really are fun books!

Bottom line: Fun!

Let's Talk About: One of my favorite things about these books is they, in this silly funny way, manage to portray real life. Crazy stuff that really happens! I'm wondering if you agree with my assessment on this. Do they portray real life things that you actually remember from school days? Or is it too sillified and dumbed up?

Other Reviews:

I’m way past the intended age group for the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, but I just love it and I suspect younger readers will love it even more. From BerumudaOnion

This book is hilarious - I found myself laughing out loud, making embarrassing snorting noises, and demanding to read-aloud random portions to anyone who would listen. From Madigan Reads

It's just like the other ones but I like the style. (guest post from a teenager) From No Vampires Allowed


  1. I think these books accurately portray real life scenarios in school, especially the awkward and embarrassing ones. I think Greg's family isn't typical though. They are more like a sitcom family.

  2. I think these books are fun! I just finally got around to writing my review of this one and a few others, and I said something similar. They are accurate of real life and in hindsight, I can laugh a lot about it! And, for the kids going through it, it makes them feel like they are not alone -- in a humorous way!



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