Dairy of a real life wimpy kid
Being the only loner in the house, life was not as simple as I made it look actually. Not having friends at school was another trauma I had always endured.
However, if you ask me to choose one of the life-changing moments from my diary amongst all of them, I would go for the one that happened when I was in the fourth grade at school. It was a morbid day which turned out to be sunny after I came across the second book of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!
Ever since then, I made a lot of friends at school and apparently they were livelier than the other living beings around me. With the marvelous humorous approach of Jeff Kinney through his writing, he would always make me laugh and at the end of every book, leave me to a never-ending waiting road for the next book. The best thing I love about this book series is the uniqueness. It is ironic -- how simple the chapters are but they touch you the most when you are a kid.
What made me like this book series so much? Well, it is the character of Greg and Rodrick Heffley without a doubt! I could relate myself a lot to Greg, as I was actually the wimpy kid at school who would sit in the corner, not ask questions, do very weird stuff and wait all the day to go home.
Mostly, when I was at home, I played video games all day and did whatever Greg does in the books. On the other hand, Rodrick is extremely similar to one of my cousins who would always distract me with his weird pranks.
Rodrick is definitely the fan favourite character and my favourite Wimpy Kid series titled Rodrick Rules is based on his activities. Throughout the whole book, you get to know how troublesome it is to have a douche bag like Rodrick as an older brother. There obviously are many snippets of Greg doing the weirdest stuff and building an unwanted adventure for himself but it mostly focuses on Rodrick's mischievous trickeries to get Greg into troubles. On the other hand, the Rodrick Rules also consists of a few awesome moments involving Greg and Rodrick's father.
In the year 2011, there also was a movie based on the book Rodrick Rules. It was like a dream come true for me as I was the biggest Wimpy Kid fan at school and amongst all the people I knew.
The movie was nicely adapted and there was not even a single moment which can be counted as boring. Other than Rodrick Rules, there were few other movies based on different installments of this series as well. For instance, Dog Days, Long Haul and obviously the first book's adaption are there and all of the movies are astonishingly loyal to the book.
Rodrick Rule movie starred Zachery Gordon as Greg, who did a fantabulous job. On the other hand, Rodrick's role was played by Devon Bostick. The cast of the film was quite good and without a doubt, their performance was more than what we had expected.
However, Long Haul's adaptation had a cast change. I actually did not like the new cast because the old one was way better in my opinion. Zachery portraying Greg was more accurate to the comic in every way except for the hair. The new Rodrick is a curse to most of the Wimpy Kid fans.
Recently a new book was released and it is called the Meltdown. I have pre-ordered it and am expecting to get the delivery by this week. Reading a new Wimpy Kid book will obviously make me feel nostalgic and bring my childhood back for a little while.
Although I have a lot of favourite writers, Jeff Kinney has reserved a special part in my heart forever. The way he adds the humour to the story is relatable to my own life and that is what I like most about Jeff Kinney. I am grateful to him for giving birth to characters like Greg and Rodrick.
If you want to start reading books, you must go for a light book. And, Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is definitely one of the best choices there. The books are humorous, funny and not boring at all! Just give Diary of a Wimpy Kid a try and I am sure you will soon become a fan of Jeff Kinney.
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