Diary of a Wimpy Kid is an American children’s novel series by Jeff Kinney. The stories in the series are told in the form of cartoons, with each story representing one day in the life of protagonist Greg Heffley.
The novel was first published as a web comic on FunBrain and was later published as a book by Amulet Books, a branch of Abrams Books for Young Readers. The series has been immensely popular, spawning 12 books and 3 movies.
The books are written in a diary format, with Greg’s daily life and thoughts being the focus. Greg is often accompanied by his best friend Rowley, with whom he gets into all sorts of hijinks.
The books follow Greg’s middle school years and chronicle his efforts to blend in with other students at school and find friends who accept him for who he is rather than what he wears or how much money his parents have.
Story has been translated into 40 languages and sold more than 180 million copies worldwide as of 2016.
In additon, Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has been adapted into an online feature film, a TV series, video games and board games.
The books are written in first person through the eyes of Greg Heffley and are usually illustrated by Kinney himself. The books have been praised for their humor and relatable protagonist. Greg’s misadventures have captivated readers of all ages since their debut in 2006. Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a hilarious and heartwarming look at adolescence that everyone can enjoy.