Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wiki



Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wiki

Giles is a character that was mentioned and appeared in Old School. He was Frank's childhood best friend. Frank said when he was a kid Greg's age, he and his best friend, Giles, would use their imaginations and play all day in the woods. Then he said that today's parents are overprotective and when he was a kid, he and Giles roamed around and they never bothered to tell their parents where they are going. But his mom told him that it was a LOT safer back in those days, and now it's too dangerous for kids to be without adult supervision when they are on their own. He said that when he was in middle school with his best friend, Giles, they buried stuff all over town so that they could fight their way out if they are cornered. Frank said he and Giles had raided the kitchen drawer for silverware, and they stashed it all over the neighborhood. But when his mother realized that her forks and knives were missing, she told the boys to dig them all up and bring them back. After that, he and Giles got their hands on plastic utensils. But they got an argument whether or not a spork could be use for self-defense. After that, things got ugly when Frank poked him with a spork in the butt. Giles told his mom about what Frank did and he showed her the spork marks to prove it. Greg guessed that those must've been different times, because Giles's mom bent Frank over her knee, ready to spank him. Greg mentioned that's the problem with putting too much stock in the old days; You remembered all the GOOD stuff, but you forget about the time that you got spanked by your best friend's mom.[1] Greg was planning on relaxing and reading comic books on the couch all day, but Frank told him he should take advantage of all the "foot traffic". He said that when he was a kid, he and Giles opened a lemonade stand and they earned enough money to buy each of them a skateboard.[2] It is currently unknown what his relationship with Frank is like in present time, but it can be assumed that they split ways. He likely no longer lives in Plainview, since he is never mentioned or seen around the city.


Although he may resemble Rowley Jefferson in appearance, he is a bit different from him personality-wise. Unlike Rowley, Giles has no problem reporting his best friend's misdeeds, as he immediately told on Frank after Frank poked him with a spork, and he was happy when his mom spanked Frank, showing a mean smile to Frank while she was spanking him. Although Giles is not innocent like Rowley, he does seem to rely on his mother to get revenge on Frank when he is angry at him.



  • Giles must be Frank's age now as an adult.
  • It is unknown how he looks like as an adult.



  1. Old School, pages 35-39
  2. Old School, page 67