Thursday, November 15, 2012

Book Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever

Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Amulet
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Pages: 217
Rating: 9/10

This book was based on three storms that hit New England, where Jeff Kinney lives. He was trapped inside of his house for the first storm, which was a blizzard. The second storm was Hurricane Irene. He was out of town when it hit, so all the flights got cancelled. The third storm caused Jeff Kinney’s house to lose all of its power. Also, they did not have running water.

In this book, Greg and Rowley are accused of a serious crime. It all started when Greg and Rowley started their own Holiday Bazaar to compete with their school’s bazaar. They tried to make it the best they could. When they finished, they tried to advertise it with neon green poster board. They taped it onto the brick wall of the school, but immediately it started raining and the dye leaked. It stained the brick wall. Then, somebody almost caught them for staining the brick wall, but they ran away panicked. While Greg thinks about the Graffiti, a blizzard hits. Nobody can get out of their houses and people are locked in for a while. That means Greg has to stay with his family with little food and water. Can Greg prove that he is innocent of the “crime,” and can Greg survive the blizzard with his family?

I thought this book was superb. I always like the humor Jeff Kinney writes in his books. They always crack me up. For example when Rowley said “Peas be with you” instead of “Peace be with you.” Also I like the way Jeff Kinney describes how Greg struggles with the problem he faces, like the poster board problem. I rated this book very high for many reasons, but the best reason was that Jeff Kinney used his resources and schema to write this book. It amazed me that from just one small idea you can create a whole book. The small idea which he expanded on was the three storms that hit. My last reason why I liked this book was because he included many important details and helped the reader understand the book.

I think this book is appropriate for ages seven through thirteen, because there is no violence and no blood, it is fun to read. I don’t think that adults would like to read it because it is childish for them and they probably wouldn’t get the jokes unless they really thought about it. Also, I would recommend this book for people who like realistic fiction and humor, because you will find yourself laughing at every page you read. I hope Jeff Kinney doesn’t stop writing this series! I liked this book very much and I hope you like it as much as I do!



1 comment :

  1. I'm really glad you did this review! These are a great set of books, and it's good to know this one is no exception. I look forward to more posts from you, thank you!


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