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Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

by Jeff Kinney

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Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (1)

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid is an illustrated novel about middle school student Greg Heffley, who writes his problems in middle school in his diary that his mom gave him. The story starts with Greg writing about what the people in his school are like and writing about his family. Greg also writes about his best friend Rowley, who he spends most of his time with. Greg is basically just trying to survive middle school, and possibly try to do something fun in the process.


This book was a fun, short read. Greg's character kind of sucked. Same with all the other characters. I swear that every character in this book is so vindictive. Even the well meaning characters always are annoying. However, the situations that they are put in is what gives this book reading value. The story is very non-linear with no real end goal or thing for the protagonist to achieve. This way of plot writing is fine, as the ending isn't dis-satisfying as there is nothing to expect from it. This book's dialogue is kind of meh, with phrases that basically no middle schooler would say un-ironically like "say what?". Overall, this book is a decent, quick read. I would recommend this to anyone interested in a quick series to burn through. ( )
  LoganD.B4 | May 29, 2019 |
Great book relatable for middle school students. Another one that was recommended to me by students. Essentially is a diary of problems most middle school kids come across and how to deal with them. This series is constantly flying off the shelves in my school library and is really good for starting to get kids into reading. I know teachers also sometimes do literary lessons around this book and also heavily encourage it for free reading time.
  RachelLeibiger | Apr 30, 2019 |
Greg just started middle school and he journals his experiences about his friends, family, and school life. Greg has the same decisions to make just like every middle school child and is relatable with how he has to learn the hard way at times. This book is very easy to read with hilarious comics on every page. This is also the first book of many more in the series! ( )
  victoriaphillips | Mar 16, 2019 |
Jag tyckte inte om huvudkaraktären. Hade kanske tyckt om honom om det inte var för att han var så elak mot sin kompis.
Jag tyckte dock om hur författaren knöt ihop saker på slutet, saker som han skrev om i början som man hade glömt bort sen. ( )
  litetmonster | Jan 25, 2019 |
  hhn8585 | Jan 4, 2019 |
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is about a kid named Gregg Hefley and is friend Rowley Jefferson. The two boys or teenagers as they like to say are in middle school. Basically the first book is about them going tricker treating and they were chased by some mean high school kids. So they run into their grammas house and hide while there grandma isn't there. But Rowley let out a big secret and told them that the teenagers that Greggs grandma wasn't there. The teenagers waited and waited until they came and accidently scratch there truck. The kids managed to escape and ran off. But the teenagers went there school and made them eat the cheese. The cheese was a highly nasty thing. It goes on from generation to generation that if you touched the cheese that you would have the cheese touch! The teenagers made Rowley eat it. Rowley ate it and then a whole swarm of people came by. But Gregg was a good friend and said that he ate it.

added by Dawson.dbes1541 | editgermany, beshears.dawson (Oct 27, 2011)
Unusual, Funny.

The author shows good words, punctiation and very funny lines..
added by tylermurray | editSaint John, Canada, Tyler Murray

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Jeff Kinneyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ocampo, Ramon deNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Soares, Antonio de MacedoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Para mamãe, papai, Re, Scott e Patrick
To Mom, Dad, Re, Scott, and Patrick
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Em primeiro lugar, quero esclarecer uma coisa: isto é um LIVRO DE MEMÓRIAS, não um diário.
First of all, let me get something straight: This is a JOURNAL, not a diary.
Let me just say for the record that I think middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. You got kids like me who haven't hit their growth spurt yet mixed in with these gorillas who need to shave twice a day. And then they wonder why bullying is such a big problem in middle school.
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The Latin translation of this book (Commentarii de Inepto Puero) should NOT be combined with the main work (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), under the "dead languages" exception in the combining rules.
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This book is presented in diary form and is packed with humor that both kids and adults will enjoy and find appropriate. It is a great way to get the hesitant reader excited about books!
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810993139, Hardcover)

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

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:20 -0400)

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Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.… (more)

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 014330383X, 0670074926

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