I enjoyed reading it from Book 1 to Dog Days. It’s just like reading a comic book. It’s a comic book, or is it not? Reading through Gregory Heffley’s life is not boring. It’s a journal in a comic that’s in a book. And since i’m also writing my own journal, i kind of relate to his life. A journal is a private property and you write whatever you want to write in it (maybe not in Rowley’s case wherein all he writes is about his toys. Haha!).
The story evolves anything around Greg’s life in school, with his friends, with his family and even with his deepest darkest thoughts as a child. He’s still a child! — of course, children often thinks they’re old enough to do this and that, but still they stay childish. Greg’s got a best friend, and it’s Rowley Jefferson. All throughout the journal, Greg has been describing that he is more intelligent than Rowley, but Rowley’s parents are riches than his parents. So Rowley get to have the newest and latest toys than Greg. They always play video games and stuffs and even sneak in Rodrick’s room to watch Horror movies but they always fail to do so because Greg’s mother always watch over them. The only thing they succeed to watch is the “Muddy Hands” (Dog Days) and Greg even had weird thoughts about it.
When he’s got a bestfriend, he’s also got his best enemy — or whatever circumstance it may be named about — through his older brother Rodrick. Rodrick is the biggest bully ever that Greg can’t live without. Rodrick’s in a band named Löded Dïper (should’ve been Loaded Diaper), and whenever his band practise at their house, his dad always go out and go to the mall to stay away from hearing their music (which is practically noisy). Their band got their moment to shine during the book Rodrick Rules but Mom failed to capture the moment on tape.
This story has also been turned into a movie and will still be filming the rest of the books soon.