Journal of a Sneaky Twerp
Publisher: Jest Ninney
Boys are semi-literate brutes―or are they?
Gregor "Shmegegge" Hufflepuff finds himself thrust into the world beyond his insulated cul-de-sac, where sneaky twerps like him have to share the air with kids who, terrifyingly, are slightly different. But nothing scares Gregor more than the slice of metaphorical cheese moldering deep within his soul. Can he and his friend-of-convenience, Jowley Monticello, make it through the year without having to learn anything about themselves?
The pitfalls of avoiding growing up are uniquely revealed through the pompous musings and slapdash graffiti of Gregor's so-called journal.
For teens and adults who vaguely remember reading the Wimpy Kid series.
"Wimpy Kid got my reluctant reader flipping pages. But as a teen, after reading Sneaky Twerp, he swears he'll never pick up another book again!" —Frazzled Soccer Mom
"Wimpy Kid is one of the most disrespectful, cynical, negative books I have ever read. I don't see how this cynical ripoff is going to be any different." —bellumromanum
"There are no positive themes in Wimpy Kid. Not one. In fact, I would have to say that the main character is the single most unlikeable child I've ever met in a book for adolescents. By contrast, the protagonist of Sneaky Twerp comes off as not insufferable." —Lede Gershwin Blue Mitchell
"My 13 year old son began reading Sneaky Twerp just as he was learning to rebel. Many times he would read it before bed, and I would hear him cackling maniacally in his room. Now, 14 years old, he will often pick it up and read it again. It's sardonic, but the appeal to his age demographic is actually amazing to me. I didn't have to make him think for himself ... he wants to. And he loves it. I would recommend the book to any teen who is learning to read texts with a critical eye rather than lazily accept them at face value." —Pierced Pastor