This Wimpy kid would leave you in splits, and sorry for Greg!
Title: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End
Author: Jeff Kinney
Be assured that nothing goes as planned in this Wimpy Kid’s life. Be it school, girls, or even parents, when it comes to Greg Heffley nothing seems to go right in one go. But that’s not so bad. Because ultimately, he gets a good deal in the end, and that’s what matters the most.
The followers of Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid series know this pretty well. The first timers may feel sorry for Greg (actually, the followers feel sorry for him too but there’s more fun in his turmoil) but they would realise that planning is the last thing Kinney has in mind for his characters. Kinney plays a God with good humour with all his characters and is benevolent only when he wants to be.
In the The Deep End, the Heffley family is stuck in Greg’s grandma’s basement. And though any family would go bonkers living together in a space like that, Greg surely doesn’t hesitate to exaggerate. As any teenager he is craving for some space and a lot of fun. The men in the Heffley family are all… well, men. The only sane person is the mom, but who could retain sanity in the company of four boys!
When an opportunity shows up in the form of a camper van, the family decides to take a road trip – full of adventure and fun. What follows is full of adventure and fun — not for the family but for the readers. LOL!
Everything that could go wrong, goes wrong. Everything that could have gone right, also goes wrong. The hilarious adventure of this family road trip keeps you in splits without hitting a bump.
The humour is enough and still not overdone. The sketches are definitely laudable and the writing is crisp and solid. The fans would dive for this one and the non-fans should also not give it a miss.