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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1

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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
389 Book Reviews
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  • superstar5
    superstar5Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 3:04 pm
    this book is about greg and he goes through many problems for like at his school play he sighns up to be a tree because he gets to throw apples at dorthy.ten all of a sudden manny calls out greg but calls him bubby because he never knew how to say brother when he was a little kid so he calls him bubby even though he knows how to say brother.then gre prentends it is someone else saying u dropped a apple.
    • luvscience
      luvscienceFriday, May 1, 2015 at 6:53 am44 stars
      The life of a teenager like Greg Heffley is very rough. Everything seems to go wrong!
      • gatorade
        gatoradeTuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm
        i love it
        • @theheraldWednesday, April 15, 2015 at 5:00 am
          not my expectation more of a boys book and even the boys don't really like it a waste of money and time
          • snowyhint
            snowyhintWednesday, April 15, 2015 at 2:10 am
            The book is sooooooo fun I love it!
            • DodgonewsTuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:26 am
              Okay, it was fine but I just didn't like it. The cheese touch what is that
              • readfreak
                readfreakMonday, April 6, 2015 at 5:47 am22 stars
                OK...I just didn't like it. It was too goofy and half the things would never happen in real life. I'm in 6th grade and I just didn't find the humor funny.
                • toxictiger
                  toxictigerMonday, April 6, 2015 at 5:05 am55 stars
                  I think that this book is a very good one for the beginning. You can get how the main chararcter acts in the family, you know what he thinks, or even how. Eveen a the beginning you feel close to Greg Heffley, and this book makes it a highlight.
                  • toxictiger
                    toxictigerMonday, April 6, 2015 at 2:39 am55 stars
                    This book is a very good one for the first book of the series. Already in the beginning of the book, you feel you also have something like the main character Greg Heffley. You also meet Greg´s character. Another reason for why this book as `Book 1´ is good, is that you directly know how Greg thinks. Also, you know how Greg acts in the family, so you basically know how his everyday life is.
                    • EGM999Friday, March 20, 2015 at 9:48 pm
                      I really liked this book because it was really funny

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