Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1)

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Abrams, Oct 30, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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
 

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User Review  - Waleni - LibraryThing

I love this series. And after watching these books on kids on trains and planes, I had to read them. Read this kindle version on Kindle unlimited to check how the font and illustrations would appear ... Read full review

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User Review  - bobbybslax - LibraryThing

I know this is the original, and this (combined with Captain Underpants) may have been the thing to get me into comics/comic books, but it didn't make me laugh as much as when I was young. Weirdly enough, I liked two of the Rowley books more, maybe because Rowley is less of a scumbag. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
44
Section 2
65
Section 3
77
Section 4
110
Section 5
132
Section 6
152
Section 7
157
Section 8
164
Section 9
169
Section 10
172
Section 11
173
Section 12
190
Section 13
195
Section 14
212
Section 15
217
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Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and the Awesome Friendly Kid series. He is a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book and has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England, where he and his wife own a bookstore named An Unlikely Story.

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