The first book in the series is hilarious and deserves 5 stars mainly because the book was designed to be a good read not only for the kids but also for the young at heart. I must say Jeff Kinney really pulled it off. I was literally laughing out loud. I recommend this book to those who needed a good break from the stress-induced reality. It makes me want to track back all the silliness way back childhood days. It was fun to remember all this stuff, wish I kept my diary. I must have burned every single one of them (including the autographs that me and my classmates consistently sign) more than a decade ago (couldn’t afford to embarrass myself).