When our 7-year-old niece was beginning to read, we bought her the first in a series of books that are very popular here in America: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” It’s a fictional, first-person account of middle school - something most of us would rather forget - and it is full of little gems like this one: “I think middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. You got kids like me who haven’t hit their growth...