It's Monday and time to get to MMGM. My pick this week:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney
published Nov 2010
Other books in the Series:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1
Roderick Rules #2
The Last Straw #3
Dog Days #4
The Hook: In a rush to grow up, Greg learns that growing up comes with more responsibilities, body changes and awkward conversations with adults.
Why I love this series: Voice and Humor. Jeff Kinney understands middle grade voice and he's an excellent example of 1st person. His style, wit and ability to capture the middle grade experience are spot on. These books are a fast read and the illustrations are hilarious. This book discusses some of the body changes that happen but nothing inappropriate. This series is great for boys and reluctant readers. Although girls will like the series too.