Reviewed by Erik G. (age 9)
To begin with, this story is about Greg Heffley the middle schooler. He is kind of wimpy. His dad wants him to get tough or heís going to send him to a military academy! Greg is always trying to not do what his dad wants him to do. His dad wants him to do sports and other boy kinds of things, but Greg tries not to. He doesnít want to go to military academy though!
One character that I found interesting was Gregís brother Rodrick. One reason he was interesting was because in a picture in the story he burnt his little brotherís toy car. I think Greg is like me a little bit. I sometimes have the same feelings that he does. The best part about this book is that Greg is writing in his diary. This is how the author tells the story and it makes it very interesting.
In conclusion, I recommend this book to 8 to 11 year-olds. I thought this was a very funny book!