My husband brought these home to read and it turns out we’d been behind the times in these great funny books which come from a website. Greg is a seventh grader with an awful older brother, Rodrick, a younger brother who gets away with stuff, and a mom who is well meaning but really awful too. Lots of little cartoons as the whole thing is meant to look like Greg’s journal. Thing about Greg is, he’s hilarious, but he’s kind of a jerk too. He’s treats his friend like dirt (though granted his friend is pretty much loser and it’s likely you wouldn’t want to be friends with him either.) Greg’s older brother shines as the quintessential awful older brother in book two, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. One of the best things about Rodrick is that he has a heavy metal band called. Loded Diper. And there’s an umlaut over the “o” in Loded.
Obviously there’s a lot more to these books but I read them a couple weeks ago (fast reads) and I don’t think I need to say much more than super funny diary of a middle school kid who seems to end up in a lot of predicaments. Besides, go check out the site and you can read a little sample.
Update: here is Paul’s entry on it.