Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least sort of.
The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he’s going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?
“I had just about given up on this series. I loved books one and two. Book three was ok, but books four and five just didn’t live up to the first two. It was almost as though Kinney was writing the books only so as not to disappoint his millions of young fans. I had also read somewhere that book five was to be the last in the series, so I was rather surprised when the announcement came about book six. Fortunately for me, I am a school librarian and my students love this series. Therefore I had to read Cabin Fever in order to stay current with my students. I’m glad I did, because this book reignited my love for the series.
What I liked about the book: Greg is less whiny in this book. Oh, sure – he’s still the King of Bad Choices, but he actually seems to grow a little, in spite of himself. That was my problem with books four and five – Greg seemed rather stagnant. I like that the book is a quick, easy and entertaining read. Kinney certainly knows his audience and does a great job of meeting their expectations.
What I didn’t like about the book: Can’t think of anything I didn’t like.
As I mentioned my students (3rd – 5th grade) are crazy about this series. Our pre-winter break library lesson involved a book talk about Cabin Fever and then they had an indoor snowball fight. They each wrote an adjective about snow on three slips of paper, balled them up and spent 60 seconds having a snowball fight. At the end of the fight they took three “snowballs” that had landed near them and used the three words to write a poem about snow on their blog. They had a great time. I’m not sure which they enjoyed more – the excerpt I read from the book or the snowball fight.” – Amazon Review
“In the exciting book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever brought to you by Jeff Kinney, Greg is scared of Christmas and his newspaper is a disaster! This 217 page book is full of humorous entertainment that even people who are having a down day laugh at.
Greg is a kid who has an interesting life. For example: Greg is terrified of Christmas. He thinks that Santa can see his underwear and that he won’t be able to get enough presents. He feels pressured because he wants to be on the Good Boy list.
As another example, Greg “vandalized” the school. Greg and his friend Rowley put up posters for their bazaar but it starts POURING down rain! They take the posters down but the posters stained the wall! The wall was stained!
A few days later Greg is stuck in his house when the power goes out and so does his heater! It is snowing and the temperature is dropping. Greg his mom and his older brother snuggle under loads of blankets but his little brother is nowhere to be seen! Just then they hear a knocking at the door. Who would want to come when it is cold and snowy? Find out who when you read the book.
Finally Greg started a newspaper called the Neighborhood Tattler. Each issue cost 50c but in the end he handed them out for free. Nobody wanted to pay 50c for a one page and very poor newspaper.
I think I would rate this book five stars!! I liked the funny moments in Greg’s life. It also was such a well written story that I wanted to read it all the time. So if you are having a down day this book will make you smile. I think everyone should read this book.” – Amazon Review