Classic kids book is very well-made.
I think one of the reasons why Diary of a Wimpy Kid thrives is because it actually sounds like a kid wrote it, but also has enough literary elements to make it seem like a book as well. Basically, the writing style really works out for Kinney, and is the reason he managed to get all of these awards for his extraordinary work. Ever since “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” came out, it was almost immediately a hit and people wanted to try making there own versions of the new book genre, but none ever came close to the misadventures of Greg Heffley. Now, on to the book itself. I think it’s a really good book, with some flaws though. I think my biggest problem that’s not a nitpick is that Greg is kind of a narcissistic character, only really caring about himself and manipulating people such as his best friend, Rowley. But I think this is well balanced out by the natural karma he’ll get later on, which I think is the reason why we like Greg.
Content warnings: surprisingly, not really any at all. Sure, Greg manipulates his friend, but you see the consequences he gets and 5e repercussions he gets.