Tag: Jeff Kinney

  • The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney Novel Study

    The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney Novel Study

    The Long Haul (2014) by Jeff Kinney is the ninth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. I wrote about Jeff Kinney’s writing process in this post, after reading various interviews with him around the web. Kinney tells everyone the same thing — he writes the jokes first, finds a way to string them […]

  • Dog Days by Jeff Kinney Middle Grade Novel Analysis

    Dog Days by Jeff Kinney Middle Grade Novel Analysis

    Some have said that the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books have no plot, including Jeff Kinney himself. Is this really true? If so, the perennially popular Wimpy Kid series defies a ‘law’ of storytelling — a first of its kind. Yesterday I read another book from the Wimpy Kid series and decided Dog Days…

  • Diary Of A Wimpy Kid And The Buddy Comedy

    Diary Of A Wimpy Kid And The Buddy Comedy

    Jeff Kinney’s Diary Of A Wimpy Kid was first published in 2004. The twelfth in the series is due November 2017. Kinney originally planned ten, unless the quality dropped off. At this point he plans to continue indefinitely, so long as they’re still popular. Television tie-ins, film versions and highly illustrated diaries of the Wimpy Kid ilk…

  • Why Boys Don’t Read Books About Girls

    Why don’t boys read books about girls? Well, first of all, many boys do read books about girls. As for the ones who won’t? They understand that gender is a hierarchy, and their position at the top is tenuous. Also, the adult book buyers in their lives probably aren’t buying them books starring girls, under…