So hilarious that, despite Jamie being a girl, these books are too good to keep just for female readers – boys get them too. In fact they make a perfect ‘next’ after the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.
In America the Dear Dumb Diary series is up to book twelve, though here in the UK we’re just catching up and the first in the series is just available. Go read. Then be patient and wait for the rest of the series – anticipation will only sweeten the fun of each book as it appears.
Recommended by Leonie Flynn
- In case you’ve missed them, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney.
- Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce is a slightly easier read, but is just as American and just as funny.
- The original and best diary? Sue Townsend’s genius, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾.