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
362 Book Reviews
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  • fabduck
    fabduckWednesday, December 3, 2014 at 2:46 pm
    this book is all how it starts guys
    • richgangstyle
      richgangstyleMonday, December 1, 2014 at 11:05 am
      Awesome.
      • edmodo-zyr3tcbxjf
        edmodo-zyr3tcbxjfMonday, December 1, 2014 at 8:52 am4 stars
        I loved this book it was not that bad because it was about a boy named Greg and he saw something on the grown people told him to eat it but he said no because it is natse .
        • melovepuppys
          melovepuppysMonday, December 1, 2014 at 8:20 am5 stars
          good book
          • alphawolf06
            alphawolf06Monday, November 24, 2014 at 4:05 pm
            I've only read half of it, is the rest good?
            • zayzay14700
              zayzay14700Monday, November 24, 2014 at 12:35 pm4 stars
              He is a good story writer and he's funny
              • kenzieg
                kenziegMonday, November 17, 2014 at 10:55 am4 stars
                This book is hilarious!! Man-o-mighty.. it is so funny that about every few pages I would laugh and have to use the bathroom. I recommend this book. And make sure you spread the word to other people who have not read this.
                • savanaSaturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:12 pm
                  love books forever
                  • rivera-white
                    rivera-whiteThursday, November 13, 2014 at 5:31 am5 stars
                    this book is so awesome i love it so much
                    • pou
                      pouWednesday, November 12, 2014 at 9:35 pm5 stars
                      i think the book is funny

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