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Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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  1. Moira Manion says:

    >I'm certainly not "Diary of a Wimpy Kid's" intended audience, but I couldn't finish even the first book of the series. I kept asking myself, "Why should I care about this kid? He's not even nice to his so-called best friend." An indication, perhaps, of how disconnected I am with popular tastes.

  2. Moira Manion says:

    >Hmm, I feel the need to clarify on my previous comment. There are some books where the protagonist isn't "nice" (i.e. "The Great Gilly Hopkins"), but the story gives me a reason to invest myself in following what happens to that character.

    In "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," what I read of the first book, and I confess it was less than half, had me asking, "Is it worth it to turn the page? Do I want to see what happens to this kid? Will I care? Or should I put this thing aside and try 'The True Meaning of Smekday' instead?"

    Moira Manion

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