Greg Heffley and the gang are back in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney.
It’s that nervous time between Thanksgiving and Christmas where Greg doesn’t want to do anything wrong and risk getting stiffed by Santa. When school property is damaged, Greg becomes the prime suspect. As the authorities close in, a surprise blizzard traps the Heffley family indoors. He knows he’s going to have to face his punishment once it’s all over, but what could be worse than being trapped inside with your family for Christmas?
My girls have been addicted to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series since we began reading them in 2010. They’re funny and talk about life the way it is sometimes: nasty big brothers, annoying younger siblings, out of touch parents, and how easily one can be misunderstood. We’ve read all the books up to this point, and from time to time I got tired of them. It seemed nothing every changed for Greg–or anyone else for that matter. Cabin Fever has rejuvenated my interest in the series.
Greg is looking for cash to buy Christmas presents and things go horribly wrong. When hasn’t something like that happened to you at some point? He discovers one of his mother’s well-kept secrets, and isn’t too thrilled about it. Been there. Done that. And if things weren’t already bad enough, he’s now trapped inside his house with his family during a blizzard.
The Lil Diva (10), the Lil Princess (8) and I laughed so hard while reading this one. Kinney captures what it’s like to be this age and does so with a heavy dose of humor. I look forward to more Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
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- Reading level: Ages 8 and up
- Hardcover:224 pages
- Publisher:Amulet Books; 1 edition (November 15, 2011)
- ISBN-13: 978-1419702235
- SRP: $13.95
I purchased a copy of this book for the Lil Princess as a Christmas gift. This review contains my honest opinions, for which I received no monetary compensation.