Jeff Kinney: Stuck in the Middle

Middle School is a test of endurance, bravery and mental fortitude. The physical changes of the body combined with and pressures from school make for a lethal mixture of emotional volatility. The main concern of the average middle schooler consists of popularity, popularity and more popularity. Because there are attractive and physically-gifted jock types at the top of the social ladder, there must be a bottom to this social ladder. The bottom includes nerds and wimps like “Greg Heffley.” Heffley is the main character in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, a fictional comedy novel by Jeff Kinney. Kinney that perfectly illustrates the perils of adolescence and the quest for acceptance and popularity. His writing reveals a unique brand of humor and child-like illustrations, gaining him a massive fanbase and readers for a lifetime.

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