Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck (Book 8)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck (Book 8)

By Jeff Kinney
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This is the winner of the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids Choice Awards for 'Favourite Book'. The Wimpy Kid is back! In the most hotly-anticipated children's book release of the year, the hilarious, globally-bestselling and award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, sees book 8 hit our shelves this November! Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story? It is perfect for readers of 8+ and also reluctant readers. You can also discover Greg on the big screen in any one of the three Wimpy Kid Movie box office smashes. Praise for Jeff Kinney: "The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid". (Sun). "Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet". (Independent). "The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid". (Big Issue). "Hilarious". (Telegraph). As well as being the international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney is also an online developer and designer. He is the creator of the children's virtual world, Poptropica. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine's most influential people in the world. His original Diary of a Wimpy Kid was voted 'Best Children's Book of the Last 10 Years' by UK readers. Jeff lives with his family in Massachusetts, USA.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on November 5, 2013 by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-10: 1419711326
ISBN-13: 9781419711329
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  • mjr924
    mjr924Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 9:42 am3 stars
    i say its okey so far well its not my fav book.
    • pat1932Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:13 am
      this book is the best book i've read. i can't wait for the 9th book to release.
      • s8727436
        s8727436Friday, May 2, 2014 at 11:35 am
        i love this book
        • aidanlow
          aidanlowThursday, May 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm2 stars
          This book is SO funny.
          • joel897
            joel897Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 12:52 pm5 stars
            I Love the book it is when Greg Heffley loses his friend Rowley becuase rowley has a girlfriend
            • minioncrayonboy
              minioncrayonboyThursday, May 1, 2014 at 11:55 am3 stars
              Greg having a tuff time at school and even broke up with Rowley
              • NELLY03Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:50 am
                GOOD BOOK
                • CarrieWednesday, April 30, 2014 at 8:43 pm
                  Jeff kinney's diary of a wimpy kid was the best diary book I've read. First rowley ditches Greg and befriends a girl Abigail, after finding out its impossible to get rowley back. Greg learns to trust a magic 8 ball to help him with his troubles until the ball started causing trouble for Greg itself. When rowley and Abigail got voted for cutest couple category at school Greg threw the magic 8 ball away and worked on his science project instead. After he turned in his silence project the magic 8 ball actually owed Greg for the things that happened to him, so soon Greg got rowley back again.
                  • braydencreekside
                    braydencreeksideWednesday, April 30, 2014 at 4:35 pm3 stars
                    This book is sooo good
                    • relativityTuesday, April 29, 2014 at 3:22 pm
                      THANK YOU CRITIC REVIEW. You just summed up the completely thrown-together plot of the entire Diary of a Wimpy Kid "series". I use quotes because this barely qualifies as a book. It is just as Critic Review says - pictures with captions. This genre has the potential to change the way people look at adolescents, but this book is a potluck of ridiculous situations that are repeated in an infinite cycle. Now, I'm not sure what grade you're in, Critic Review, but if you're in elementary school or junior high, THANK YOU for being one of a small number of youth who can see when a book is worthwhile or when it is not worth anybody's time. You give me hope that this generation of children and teens aren't doomed. THANK YOU.

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