Diario di una Schiappa

I was in Italy last year and decided to buy some Italian books.

I am not so naive as to think that I can read complex novels so I decided on some books for teenagers and I found the Diario di una Schiappa series.

These are italian translations of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" by Jeff Kinney and I found them extremely entertaining and at my level of reading. I cannot recommend them enough. You can get them on Amazon but they are pretty pricey compared to what one pays in Italy. 39 USD vs 10 Euro.

Here are a few excerpts. See if they match your reading abilities.

"Mamma continua a dirmi che gli amici vanno e vengono, ma la famiglia e per sempre. Be', se e vero, ho paura che i miei guai non finiranno tanto presto."

"Da quando abbiamo traslocato qui, Rowley e stato il mio migliore amico, ma ultimamente le cose sono cambiate parecchio fra di noi. E tutta per colpa di una ragazza."

"Devo fargli i complimenti perche e riuscito a convincere una ragazza a uscire con lui, ma non sono obbligato a esserne contento, no."

"Ma la mamma di Nolan Tiago lavora part time in biblioteca, e tutti i venerdi porta a Nolan cheeseburger a patatine fritte dal fast food all'angolo."

"Il mio problema e che non e facile pensare a modi per migliorarmi, perche sono gia abbastanza una delle persone migliori che conosca."

Give them a go if you can. It is great fun. I read them every evening in bed and my wife kept poking me in the ribs because I was giggling so much.

July 1, 2016


Great advice! :) But why are all the accents missing..?

July 1, 2016

I don't know the codes to use from my keyboard on my pc. In the lessons I can click on them but not in the discussions. Sorry.

July 1, 2016

To get the accents just hold the letter down on your keyboard and a little box will pop up and you can choose what accent you want. Someone on duolingo told me that and it certainly helps when you are doing the reverse tree!

July 3, 2016

Thanks but this only works on my ipad which I use for lessons. On my pc, which I use for discussions, holding down a key only fills the input box with the letter.

July 4, 2016

Sorry, it works on our Airmac- oh well, worth a try!

July 4, 2016

Hi jgedrim! I created a whatsapp Italian group, with both students and Italians, and it is been very funny so far, if you want me to add you, please send me a Facebook inbox message and I will be glad to add you!

July 1, 2016
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