After working my way through Murakami's Wind Up Bird Chronicle, I needed a break in the form of Kinney's charming and refreshing take on adolescence. Greg Heffley is a kid just trying to make his way in the world (and middle school). Joined by his trusty friend Rowley, Greg deals with bullies, annoying parents and school.
Told through cartoon and text, Wimpy Kid is as funny as it is honest. I mean, come on, how could you not laugh at this: