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Friday 25 December 2020

Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End

Greg Heffley and his family are off on a road trip. They’ve escaped Gramma’s basement and they’ve got Uncle Gary’s old camper. They’re off, and nothing is going to get in their way of having a jolly good holiday.

Except, well… everything goes wrong.

The holiday parks are full, every other piece of wilderness seems to be owned by someone who doesn’t want them trespassing, and when they finally find somewhere to stay, it isn’t exactly a picture perfect place. 

Everything goes wrong. And I mean EVERYTHING! Can the Heffley’s holiday be salvaged? Will they even make it out of there alive?

If you’re looking for a fun, funny and easy read, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is what you’re looking for!

Written as journal entries, The Deep End (and the rest of the Wimpy Kid series) takes you deep inside Greg’s head, experiencing his world through his inner most thoughts. 

He isn’t shy about telling his journal (and you) what he thinks, and the situations he gets himself (and his family) into as a result of his straight forward attitude are so entertaining.

With a generous amount of illustrations on every page, these books are great for junior readers starting to read independently. The illustration to words ratio is pretty much even, and this is perfect for kids taking on new reading adventures for themselves.  

With a long line of books before it (each which can be read as a standalone), the series is also a great one to get kids hooked on. They’ll have read eight, nine, ten Wimpy Kid books before they even realise it!

Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Puffin, $14.99  
Publication Date: 27 October 2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143796084
For ages: 7 - 12
Type: Junior Fiction