Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- By Indu Shanmugam
- Published 09/29/2008
Indu Shanmugam is a 20-something, college student from Oregon, USA. She is majoring in English literature and language. She also studied Theology for a short period. She wants to be a teacher. As a literature enthusiast, she enjoys literature of all types and from writers of various backgrounds from the classics, French realists, Christian writings like C.S Lewis and South Asian literature. As for her own writings, "I am still trying to find and develop my own voice." She sees the art of the written word as a way to speak about Christ and explore truth. Before she met Jesus Christ, she has been searching for the meaning of life through experimentation of other religions, philosophies and ideas. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ after a powerful encounter with God through a miracle. God's presence and deep truths in the Bible fuel her creativity. She is involved in church activities and has a love for the church and would like to see every believer grow, become closer to God and live fruitfully. She loves traveling, sipping bubble teas, theatre, music, films and hanging out with friends and has a weakness for cheesecake.
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.