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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, vols 1 and 2, by Jeff Kinney

Second paragraph of November chapter in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: A Novel in Cartoons:
I do feel a little bad, because it looked like it was gonna take a long tin to clean up. But on the bright side, Gramma is retired, so she probably didn't have anything planned for today anyway.
Second paragraph of November chapter in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules:
Rodrick was upstairs in my room bugging me, and Dad went into the bathroom. A couple seconds later, he said something that made Rodrick stop cold.
Young F was really into these books a few years ago, and I finally sampled the first two in the series. They're entertaining but not great literature; Greg is disarmingly innocent, and occasionally tells more than he realises; the story of school friendships and family relationships being tested by events is one that will never really get old, and the pictures do illustrate the story nicely. But girls are rather absent from the narrative, and non-white kids barely visble. So I feel I can skip the other nine volumes we have in our house and not feel I've missed much.

I picked up the first two volumes because a later one (which I did not read) had somehow got to the top of my list of unread books acquired in 2013. Next on that list, in rather a swerve, is the Complete Plays of Christopher Marlowe.
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