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Book Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

Book Six finds Greg is up against a big snowstorm

By Grace McManus | November 23 , 2011
Courtesy Harry N. Abrams<br />
Courtesy Harry N. Abrams

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney
Publisher/Release Date: Harry N. Abrams, November 15, 2011
224 pages
Ages 8 and up


If you want to be popular in school right now, show up with a copy of Jeff Kinney's latest book in his hilarious, best-selling series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. People will swarm you, begging for a chance to read the just-released Cabin Fever, written by Kinney, a literary genius in the minds of kids.

The sixth book in the Wimpy Kid series, Cabin Fever is laugh-out-loud funny. You won't be able to put it down! In the book, the middle school of the main character, Greg Heffley, has been vandalized. Naturally, everyone thinks Greg did it. The school calls the police, but before they get to Greg's house to arrest him, a huge snow storm hits the town. Greg and the Heffley family get snowed in, and everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. But when the snow finally lets up, Wimpy Kid Greg becomes a hero to the whole town, without even knowing.

I recently had a chance to interview Jeff Kinney, and I asked him why he titled his series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He told me that he was a wimpy kid in middle school, and that he's passed on to Greg some of the things he did himself as a kid. For example, in Book Two, Greg hid in the boy's bathroom to escape swim class, just as Kinney once did.

"It was something like forty degrees in the boy's bathroom," Kinney wrote in the book. And it was 40 degrees when Kinney — as a kid — hid out in the school bathroom too, wrapping himself in toilet paper to keep warm, just like Greg in the fictional story.

Cabin Fever is full of humor, spunk, and uproarious Wimpy Kid accidents. In my opinion, it's the best book in the series. When I brought my copy to school, I became a Wimpy Kid magnet. Everyone surrounded me, asking to borrow the book! I felt mighty popular when so many kids were suddenly interested in me. But Cabin Fever is so much more enjoyable and lasting than instant friends. I'm in middle school now, and I expect to be laughing about the Wimpy Kid series even when I'm in college and beyond.

Hey, maybe Jeff Kinney should start writing Diary of a Wimpy Adult!

Check out Kid Reporter Grace McManus' video interview with Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney!

For more stories and interviews about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and movies, check out the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Special Report!

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