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“Diary of The Wimpy Kid: Old School” was written by Jeff Kinney. Jeff is an American author who is a #1 New York Best Seller author and a five-time Nickeleodeon Kid’s choice awards winner.
He has also written many books, such as “Dog Days” and “Hard Luck”, all came from the same series.
His website, Poptropica, is “a virtual word where kids can travel, play games, compete in head-to-head competitions and communicate safely.”
The genre of the book is Diary & Fiction, which means that the story is a summary of somebody’s life in a certain point in time, mixing with something unreal
The book was first published in 2015, which was also the year when I first learned guitar.
This might sound weird, but the book has no definite setting. The only thing I knew about this was that it was set sometime in 2010. The main character is Greg Heffley, an 11-12 year old kid who is delusional, wimpy, irresponsible and winy.
In a summary, the story goes like this: In September, Greg Heffley’s mum decides to go “Old School”. That means no electronic devices. Unlike most people, he decides to make a living by selling lemonade. It failed. He also tried selling energy water, but it also failed. After that, his grandpa moved in and does some crazy stuff. Things got to a point where his grandpa damaged his son’s car. So he went to a camp (his dad followed). And for what’s next, you need to read the book to find out
Now, this book has some pros and cons. What’s good about it is that it has no definite setting. This makes the audience believe that this could happen on anywhere on anytime. Another thing we should consider is the unique combination of diary and fiction. Also, I want to point out the fact that Greg doesn’t age. The book is a part of a series which reflects early middle school life, therefore, the character has to stay young so that it could sympathize which the young readers. However, my only criticism is that there’s no definite order in the books. Overall, this gets a 4/5* and I would definitely recommend this to kids.