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
332 Book Reviews
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  • cocobunnys
    cocobunnys6/17/20145 stars
    I loved this book!
    • cocobunnys
      cocobunnys6/17/20145 stars
      When I first read this book I loved it so much I kept reading it in my spare time! ;)
      • cturtle
        cturtle6/16/20145 stars
        this book is cool and funny but the thing i loved about it that it was cool. i also liked the comedy
        • bp73610
          bp736106/16/2014
          the book is soooooo funny
          • cherry4ever
            cherry4ever6/11/20145 stars
            it was soooo funny anyone would enjoy reading this
            • 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.
              • 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
                • bign
                  bign6/5/2014
                  in the first book it will explain who greg is and will help with the others
                  • emmy5
                    emmy55/21/20145 stars
                    I love the series
                    • piggypiggy123
                      piggypiggy1235/16/20145 stars
                      love them all so funny

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