Because this description in Welcome to My Tweendom's review cracked me up.
Mom’s next big idea is a reading club with all of the neighborhood guys. When she asks them to bring books they would like to discuss, some of the titles that arrive are: SUDOKU INSANITY, ULTIMATE VIDEO GAME CHEATS, GREEN WASP, AND XTREME POP-UP SHARKS! Greg’s mom deems all of these too violent and suggests some classic titles, like Little Women, The Yearling, Old Yeller, and Anne of Green Gables! Guess how many guys make it to the second meeting?
The scenario struck me as so funny (and so well-intentioned and Mom-ish, if I may be so bold to speak for my people) that I knew I had to read the book myself. Since my son owns a copy, it should be no problem.
Our neighborhood's school library cannot keep any of the Wimpy Kid books on the shelves; there are waiting lists for all four in the series.