Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1

By Jeff Kinney
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Boys don’t keep diaries—or do they?

The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to

It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.

Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, “Just don’t expect me to be all ‘Dear Diary’ this and ‘Dear Diary’ that.” Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won’t do and what he actually does are two very different things.

Since its launch in May 2004 on Funbrain.com, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day.
 
F&P level: T
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on April 1, 2007 by Amulet Books
ISBN-10: 0810993139
ISBN-13: 9780810993136
327 Book Reviews
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  • clemsongirl123
    I love this book
    • bull345
      bull3454/29/2014
      It's awesome
      • shinedown
        shinedown5/6/2014
        I <3 the diary of a wimpy kid series
        • TheHumanMan5/8/2014
          One of the best series in america. I also have all of the books in the series. The long haul is coming to us in November.
          • pink2004
            pink20045/15/20145 stars
            him and his brother always make each chapter have a lol moment!!!!
            • piggypiggy123
              piggypiggy1235/16/20145 stars
              love them all so funny
              • emmy5
                emmy55/21/20145 stars
                I love the series
                • bign
                  bign6/5/2014
                  in the first book it will explain who greg is and will help with the others
                  • kaykay04
                    kaykay046/9/20145 stars
                    Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school. this book is a very funny and entertaining book. i hope that you will be able to read this book, it was amazing
                    • kaykay04
                      kaykay046/9/20145 stars
                      Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school. this book is one of the most funny and entertaining books that i have read my whole life. i hope that you get to read it.

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