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
349 Book Reviews
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  • gdsk8er
    gdsk8erSunday, November 2, 2014 at 2:34 pm5 stars
    This is a hilarious book about a 6th grade boy trying to fit in and be popular.
    • yusuf12
      yusuf12Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11:18 am5 stars
      this book was amazing i can read this over and over again if i wanted to...this had to be one of the best books ever
      • isabella5555
        isabella5555Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 4:40 am
        I think this book is awesome because I can't wait to find out if Greg will make it out and he's at the back of the car will he make it out of the car.
        • dog boy pgMonday, October 27, 2014 at 10:42 pm
          i have all of the books 5 stars for all of them.
          • smilecrazy
            smilecrazyTuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10:48 am5 stars
            • mustachehana
              mustachehanaWednesday, September 24, 2014 at 3:01 pm
              I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Dork Diaries, or any other diary book! This sires is just AMAZING!
              • bucsfan29
                bucsfan29Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm
                I really cant wait for the new one [the long haul]!
                • awesome_kid
                  awesome_kidThursday, August 21, 2014 at 3:06 pm
                  i read the entire series multiple times and loved it every time. It cool to read about a kid who is sort of a loner.
                  • nicole 6Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 12:16 pm
                    cool asome
                    • nicoleThursday, August 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm
                      asome so cool

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