personly i think this was a awesome book my brother had the same idea too!!!!!! you should read it cause i very much recomend it to all ages (maybe old fellas would like it too!!) so ye you gotta read it(i now i am repeating stuff so dont mind me!!! :) XD) anyways read it,it is really good oh and spoiler alert(dont have to read this) soon the biography turns into gregs one accept the awesome friendly kid writes it. i really liked the little stories which is cool and stuff!!(ok the end!:D)
This turned out to be the best book I’ve read that was a “diary of”. It was hilarious 😂 and I bet if I where drinking milk 🥛 while reading 📖 I would snort it out of my nose ! I don’t regret rating this really great 👍 because it is funny, child friendly, the pictures where funny (especially Greg’s head 😂) and that the book was really active and the author added lots of action and funny words 👍👍👍
I do not feel bad judging Greg having only read 2 books out of the 12. I started the third and could not finish it because he annoyed me so much. Kinney made no secrets in those books about Greg consciously doing bad things and being an awful friend by tricking Rowley, blaming Rowley, and bullying him. This book flips those others on its head as it shows what Greg is like on the other side. For those at the receiving end of his schemes and jokes.
This may be from Rowley’s point of view but it still points out how mean Greg is and how he takes advantage of Rowley’s kind nature. It actually made me sad to see how Rowley is treated. He puts up with Greg and still sees him as a best friend. Seeing Greg’s actions on Rowley are an entirely different thing than seeing Rowley react to those actions, I wasn’t angry I was heartbroken.
The language Kinney uses is ideal because it uses feelings kids can relate to and the situations he describes were so familiar: Rowley trying to work on homework and having Greg interrupt him and distract him; Rowley expressing his feelings of wanting to do well in school and admits hating having Greg try to derail that; even just having Rowley try to enjoy the things he likes without Greg coming and stealing them or ruining them. The fact Rowley actually hides in his house to escape Greg is a fantastic example of how much of a terrible kid this is.
I am excited that kids will get to see the other side of Greg’s antics and realise how much of a toxic and abusive kid he is. I hope it sparks conversations about bullying and being taken advantage of, and what a real friend would do. One fantastic thing is that Rowley’s parents also tell him he needs to find a new friend. Multiple times. Even Greg’s mum helps Rowley and makes Greg apologise for his behaviour.
Rowley is a sweet kid. He is a kid who hasn’t got a lot of friends and he has been Greg’s friend for so long he can’t see him not being there. Rowley is not the stupid kid Greg makes him out to be, he is naïve, he is sweet, but he also pities Greg which I found intriguing.
I am thrilled that Kinney has made this move because it shines a spotlight on Greg’s behaviour, no hiding behind jokes and fun boyish antics, this story takes Greg out from being portrayed as a victim and a poor kid who is hard done by the world. This shows him to be a bully and a manipulative little brat who every adult around him can see he is a mean person.
i loved the sample im gonna be able to buy this book hopefully soon and for some reason i can't buy it so dunno wutz happending but i like how this adds anothr layer the the wimpy world and lastly i hope a move can be made aboutthis book love, anonymos (idk how to spell it) <3
I like how Greg's friend sucks at drawing and he doesn't draw noses on people which makes the characters in the book look really dumb and stupid, but that DOES NOT mean it is NOT funny and you WILL DIE while reading it, SO BE PREPARED!!!