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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1

Book 1 of 10 in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 5 - 10T5.219784
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
442 Book Reviews
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  • skateboard55
    skateboard55Monday, April 4, 2016 at 6:22 pm
    These books are AMAZING! I've read the whole series. Yep I agree with you there is one bully and he's in my class he always says I need to take a chill pill (not like I need one.) no, wait, there are two bullies that tease me and another person. But, anyway this book is awesome! BYE!
    • catface173
      catface173Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 11:19 am
      This book is very good and I could re-read this book all day long. As you may be able to tell, I am a young girl and not yet shaving. My school has one bully, but she is very short. My school used to have a boy bully, but he got expelled. This book is hilarious and you guys should read this book.
      • CourtneyMonday, March 14, 2016 at 2:41 pm
        I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's so humerous!!!!!!!!!!
        • mathguy100
          mathguy100Monday, March 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm55 stars
          I read the rest of the series. It was very good and funny . The author should create more characters though.How ever it was my favourite book of the series
          • ocelot_pro
            ocelot_proFriday, March 4, 2016 at 1:41 pm44 stars
            Sorry diary of a wimpy fans but i have never read this one but i have the others well.... not all but im working on it :) !!!!!
            • dThursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:15 am
              It was awesome
              • EnyaWednesday, March 2, 2016 at 10:10 pm
                Title:Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 author:Jeff Kinney Greg want him self to be a man, like do shaving and grow taller. Greg is my favorite character because he is super funny, he always makes things so fun. And he do all the funny things. sometimes he get in trouble with his sidekick Rowley. This book sells really good and this book always have good story and funny scenes in the book . This book makes me want to contiue reading this book none stop. And it's really addicting to read this series, I really like it
                • bk101
                  bk101Monday, February 29, 2016 at 11:09 am55 stars
                  i love them because they are very funny!!!!!!!!!!!
                  • timothyp
                    timothypSunday, February 28, 2016 at 12:58 am55 stars
                    This book is about the life of a kid called Greg. Greg is the author of this diary. Rowley is Greg's friend. Manny is Greg's young brother. Rodrick is Greg's brother. Mom and Dad are also main characters too. Greg has some funny problems, he always did something funny. Greg is my favorite character because he is always funny. I have done few things Greg done, because I went to school too and sometimes I did funny stuff. I will recommend this book because it will bring a lot of fun.
                    • harrison8818
                      harrison8818Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 4:25 am
                      This book is talking about a kid just going to middle school for the first time, and that how his middle school life. This story is pretty special because it is written in a diary form and that it has picture that goes with the events that happened but it still has a great and funny story to tell. The main trouble in this story is that the main character is not popular but he wants to be popular, so read as he and his best friend work their way to being the popular kids. This book super good! Go read it, I promise you that you would like it.

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