When you are around kids, you'll always hear about the video games, TV shows, movies, music and books they read. I don't get the popular music and trends with kids. Seriously, stir-up leggings are coming back?

There is this book, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" that seems to be pretty popular with 10-13 year olds. Even the kids that refuse to open a book are excited to read this.

Out of curiosity, I picked up a copy. To be honest, I didn't really get why it's so popular. I tried to think like a 12-year-old and can somewhat see how the kids can relate to the main character. One of my professors said that this is one of those books that adults just don't get.

It's not too long ago when I was a teenager. Of course, I remember those days well enough to understand and be able to relate to the kids. Growing up is funny. Even in your twenties, you forget somethings about being a 13-year-old.

Indu Shanmugam