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
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  • xxdarkangelxx
    xxdarkangelxxSaturday, June 21, 2014 at 9:01 pm4 stars
    Have read the whole series except for the new one (Hard Luck). Reading the story again. I can actually imagine everything in my head and mostly everything is quite funny. The story is set in a high school where popularity is everything, the family issues are ''normal''. My Perfect Book Series (one of them).. Just the book you need when you have holidays coming up and got nothing to do. LOVE IT.
    • jogman
      jogmanWednesday, June 18, 2014 at 10:20 am
      i love it
      • lolboy123
        lolboy123Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 10:19 am
        I am not sure about this it is not very funny and it is not my kind of book.
        • blobguy
          blobguyWednesday, June 18, 2014 at 10:07 am2 stars
          Dont like the book too easy
          • cocobunnys
            cocobunnysTuesday, June 17, 2014 at 6:33 pm5 stars
            I loved this book!
            • cocobunnys
              cocobunnysTuesday, June 17, 2014 at 6:32 pm5 stars
              When I first read this book I loved it so much I kept reading it in my spare time! ;)
              • cturtle
                cturtleMonday, June 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm5 stars
                this book is cool and funny but the thing i loved about it that it was cool. i also liked the comedy
                • bp73610
                  bp73610Monday, June 16, 2014 at 9:16 am
                  the book is soooooo funny
                  • cherry4ever
                    cherry4everWednesday, June 11, 2014 at 2:13 pm5 stars
                    it was soooo funny anyone would enjoy reading this
                    • kaykay04
                      kaykay04Monday, June 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm5 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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