Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School


“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School” by Jeff Kinney is the 10th book in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series. In this book the main idea is around Greg’s (the main character) town deciding to go electronic free for a weekend. His mom thought life was better in the old days. Greg felt differently but decided to make the most of it and, as always, it didn’t go as expected. For example, Greg and Rowley (his best friend) decided to make a lemonade stand but they didn’t really know how to make lemonade and got a lot of complaints. Their next idea was to simply serve plain water but call ‘NRG Fitness Water’ so that people would pay more money for it. His mom caught him and his consequence leads to further adventures including a really embarrassing moment with girl scouts.

Later in the book we learn about Greg’s experiences at a nature camp. I won’t go in to details but I will give you a hint. It includes deodorant, legendary forest creatures, shelters, and competitions. I think it is safe to assume that Greg will not be returning to this camp.

Compared to the previous books in the series ‘Old School’ had a similar flow and format. One is reading Greg’s journal where he captures the events of his life. A lot of the stories that he writes are funny which makes for a fun and quick read. There are also drawings scattered throughout the book. The author is also the illustrator.


I recommend this book for younger readers. I’m 13 and have read all of the books, yet I have to admit that I’ve outgrown the series.