This post is in partnership with Abrams Books. As always, all opinions are my own.
If you’re a fan of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney (and we are!) then you’re going to love his latest book, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal. The story is told by Rowley Jefferson, who you may remember from the Wimpy Kid World. Rowley’s best friend Greg Heffley has been talking about his middle-school years in the thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals . . .. But now it’s Rowley’s turn. He gets a chance to share his own voice. But his best friend Greg doesn’t react so well (he hates the idea of Rowley writing a journal), so Greg suggests that Rowley make a biography about him. Rowley agrees to become Greg’s official biographer. He’s totally convinced that one day Greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life’s story. However, Rowley really isn’t a good choice for the job of biographer and his “bio” of Greg is a total mess. Diary of An Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal
My 11 year old daughter took the wheel on this review. She’s a pretty awesome friendly kid herself and just loved Diary of An Awesome Friendly Kid. In the “Biography” it said talks about how Rowley and Greg had sleepovers and how scary stuff happens – Greg’s older brother Rodrick pulls a prank and them. The Biography also talks about how Rowley and Greg met. It also tells about how Greg doesn’t always tell the truth and that he’s a bad study partner. Sometimes Greg will do very silly stuff with Rowley (like pranks). Her favorite part was when Greg pranked that he was a robber and fooled Rowley. She said if she could, she would be friends with both of them, but she might like Greg better because she likes pranks herself.
My daughter just got into a good middle school next year and I know that this awesome friendly kid, while nervous to be the new kid in school, will be fine. In fact, she’ll probably look for the kids sitting alone at lunch and make them feel comfortable.
My younger son, Skylar, also read the book and thought that it was never nice to make fun of somebody. Greg made a drawing of Rowley that was not very nice. Then Rowley changed it into “Stinky Greg”. His favorite was the dream when this guy was attacked by a bear (and it turned out to be REAL). Skylar thought the book was funny and would recommend it. He’s an awesome friendly kid also.
The book was just released and is recommended for ages 8-12.
And guess what! There’s a new book in the Wimpy Kid Series coming out!
Look for Diary of a Wimpy Kid #14, out later this year!
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