Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck (Book 8)

Book 9 of 10 in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 6n/a5.518271
This is the winner of the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids Choice Awards for 'Favourite Book'. The Wimpy Kid is back! In the most hotly-anticipated children's book release of the year, the hilarious, globally-bestselling and award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, sees book 8 hit our shelves this November! Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story? It is perfect for readers of 8+ and also reluctant readers. You can also discover Greg on the big screen in any one of the three Wimpy Kid Movie box office smashes. Praise for Jeff Kinney: "The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid". (Sun). "Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet". (Independent). "The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid". (Big Issue). "Hilarious". (Telegraph). As well as being the international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney is also an online developer and designer. He is the creator of the children's virtual world, Poptropica. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine's most influential people in the world. His original Diary of a Wimpy Kid was voted 'Best Children's Book of the Last 10 Years' by UK readers. Jeff lives with his family in Massachusetts, USA.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on November 5, 2013 by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-10: 1419711326
ISBN-13: 9781419711329
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  • william6Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 12:18 pm
    it was really funny
    • AseelTuesday, September 8, 2015 at 1:17 am
      It's Important
      • benjiboo
        benjibooMonday, September 7, 2015 at 6:51 pm
        nice book
        • benjibooMonday, September 7, 2015 at 6:51 pm
          nice book
          • trumang
            trumangMonday, September 7, 2015 at 4:38 pm
            At the beginning of this book, Greg Heffley thinks that he and his family are not meant to be with each other. He also loses his best friend Rowley because he found a girlfriend named Abigail. Greg is bored and upset because he doesn't have any friends and nothing to do. He tries to get Rowley back as a friend a few times but it doesn't work. The teachers at school turn the Bully Report Station into a Find a Friend Station. Greg keeps going to the new station to see if he can find any new friends but no one recognizes him. Then a teacher Mr. Nern feels sorry for him, and plays at recess with Greg. Greg feels embarrassed by playing with a teacher and really just wants his friend back. At the end of the book, Abigail breaks up with Rowley and goes back to her old boyfriend. Finally Greg's luck gets better and he and Rowley can be friends again. I could really sympathize with Greg in this book because it would be really awful to lose your best friend and have to play with a teacher. My favorite part of this book was when Greg and Rowley finally became friends again because they have a lot of fun together.
            • minecart12
              minecart12Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 3:48 pm55 stars
              great book.I recommened it.
              • hiFriday, September 4, 2015 at 9:13 am
                • 02am
                  02amThursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:34 am
                  your welcome
                  • gmm_hogSaturday, July 25, 2015 at 10:24 am
                    This book is sooooooo amazingly awesome.this book is really funny. I'd say this book is better than the 9th book. But the only thing is that it would be funnier with Rowley. Great book.
                    • soccer315
                      soccer315Friday, June 12, 2015 at 1:10 pm44 stars
                      This book was so funny. It takes you into the perspective of Greg Heffely, a nerdy 8th grader just trying to get through middle school. The only thing I didn't like was that Greg and Rowley were separated too much. Not like in the series before where they did everything together. If you like realistic fiction books about middle school then this is definitely a must read.

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