I have been wanting to write this for God knows how long. Sigh! I can’t believe I brought procrastination with me to the blog world as well.
Okies, no more delays.
Do you enjoy reading funny parts of your/anyone’s childhood? Want to read about an ordinary childhood with humourous parts? Do you want to read a book that makes you laugh in the most childish of ways and makes you feel like you didn’t read anything more heavy than a refreshing comic strip? And most importantly, do you like reading journals that have line drawings and the simplest of illustrations that are so hilarious that you want to lie down and read lest you fall off your chair?
Pick up this series then. I bought mine at Popular bookstore and finished the 5 in one week – a shame, given the fact that this is nothing but sheer un-put-downable!
So that’s the first book of the series. I got to read the first five though the sixth one is out in the market as well. The series came in a package that looked like this and each one is amazing!
I was so excited to buy my first illustrated series cum journal of sorts that I clicked like a dozen pictures much to the amusement of K who secretly must have felt happy at how my birthday gifts can be so easily decided in future.
Jeff Kinney, the author, wrote the series with the intention of sharing humourous parts of growing up and what it was to be a part of the process. I think this is a super light read, one that you want to pick up after reading something really heavy or after a long day or if you are just in the Just-for-laugh-gags mood.
The series is a fictional biography of Greg Heffley, a sixth grader who kind of has a pretty normal set of parents and whose problems involve avoiding algebra classes, making friendhsips, sustaining an annoying existing friendship and trying his best to please girls. Everything right from getting bullied to having green-touch escapades to an escapade from teenagers during Halloween, he goes through the traumas of childhood and pens them down with some amazing line drawings. They are an absolute delight to read !
In the series, Greg shares his stories with pretty much every member of his family – father, mother, brother (this one is hilarious), grandmother, grandfather, an uncle who has gotten married multiple times and Rowley (his annoying friend).
I would recommend it to anyone who answered yes to my questions 🙂 It definitely not a beautiful journal or anything but it is like this realistic piece of fiction through a sixth grader’s eyes. I loved reading it !
The movie of the first part is out as well. I haven’t watched it but am sure the book is a class apart. You wouldn’t want to miss out reading his lines and drawings.
Oh, and this guy inspired me to make my own comic/ line drawing journal. I wish to share them with you all someday.
Have you read this before? Else, go ahead, splurge and let me know how you liked it ! 🙂