Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
By: Jeff Kinney
Genre:Realistic Fiction, Comedy
There is one thing that has never changed as years went by. Its one thing that comes back to bite adults and kids hate it. Middle school is some of the worst or best years of our lives. One thing I have learned from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is that middle school is something that everyone has to go through and most schools are almost the same. Kids that age are ridicules and I think that Gregg Hefley puts some scenarios in exaggerated ways but they can relate to any person who has gone through middle school.
The worst time in a parent’s life is defiantly in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Kids are extremely hyper thinking about all of the toys they are going to get. They get excited of the thought that Santa clause has magic reindeer that fly his sleigh so he can go down the chimney of people’s houses. Cabin Fever tells a story about Greg Heffely being stuck inside his house because of a snow blizzard. Mean while Greg is terrified that the police are on the look out for him because he vandalized school property with his best friend Rowley. At one point, so much snow melted that, Greg’s entire basement was flooded. His mom’s glasses break and then Greg is stuck babysitting his little brother. Pour Greg is trying to get through the holidays by writing in his journal and having some alone time.
In the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series Greg Heffley is constantly getting into mysterious trouble. Although he never means to do things, they happen. For instance he did a magic tick for his little brother, Manny, and smashed a cup under a piece of table cloth. Manny was so amazed that he tried to do it with his mom’s glasses, which then broke. Another thing that Greg did was put up lime green signs about his News Paper. That night it rained and Greg’s signs stained the school’s wall. Sometimes through out the book you feel bad for Greg because he is just a kid in middle school trying to help. Then you realize that Greg and you can relate.
I loved how I could completely relate to the book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The book is about real kids who are in Middle school, trying to find their way through life. Even adults can read it. Both of my grandparents read it and liked it because it brought them back memories from when they were kids. I can honestly say that there wasn't anything about the book that I didn't like. It was fun nd easy to read.
If I had to recomend this book to a reader I would tell them that i know they will love it. A book like this isn't just for a certain age group of people. I know that my grand parents enjoyed it. Also i know my aunt read some of the books in the series and said they were funny. Diary of A Wimpy Kid is an over exagerated story of a little boy trying to get through middle school. Although its over exagerated just a little bit, we can all relate in so many ways. We've either all been there, are there, or will be going there soon. I recomend Diary of a Wimpy Kid to all age groups because its funny and we can all relate.
Emily Pfeil is an 8th grade student atMargaretMaceElementary school. She enjoys reading comedy or horror books. Her favorite book in the world is “Ellen Degeneres: Seriously…I’m Kidding”. Every time she reads that book she looks like an idiot laughing randomly in stores, school, or at home. She loves to read during school because sometimes when she is feeling left out she can grab her book and feel apart of a whole new school or family. You know that you like a book when you feel apart of the book.
Emily’s favorite quote is, “You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could've, would've happened . . . or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move on” by Tupac. She thinks that this quote is so true to life. “I am always over thinking things.” she says, “Then I realize that I should stop and move on to bigger obstacles in life.”