Diper Överlöde: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (17)
224pp., pbk., RRP $A14.99
When Greg Heffley decides to tag along with his brother Rodrick’s band, Löded Diper, Greg doesn’t realize what he’s getting into. But he soon learns that late nights, unpaid gigs, fighting between band members, and money troubles are all part of the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle. That it’s not all fame and glory and adoring fans.
Can he help Löded Diper become the legends they think they are? Or will too much time with Rodrick’s band be a diper överlöde?
This is the 17th in this series that follows Greg Heffley and his friends through the trials and tribulations of middle school and remains as popular today as it was when it was first released in 2007 as new waves of readers relate to his adventures. And with a new movie Rodrick Rules being released on Disney+ on December 2, it is likely to gather many more fans, particularly among boys. Written in the first person that echoes the voice and thoughts of so many boys like Greg, full of humour and heavily illustrated with cartoon-like figures, this is a series that will appeal to your reluctant readers as not only is it an easy read, but its popularity puts the reader in the in crowd, important to those who might feel marginalised because they’re struggling academically.
Definitely one for the library’s collection, and one to recommend to parents for the Santa Sack.