Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, Greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, Rowley, along for the ride. But when Rowley's ...
Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. Desperate to prove his new found maturity, which only going up a grade can bring, Greg is happy to have his not-quite-so-cool sidekick, Rowley, along for the ride. But when Rowley's star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend's popularity to his own advantage. Recorded in his diary with comic pictures and his very own words, this test of Greg and Rowley's friendship unfolds with hilarious results.
Great book, just as funny as the rest of the series. My kids love it!
May 20, 2011
beautiful. well written for the young
my sons could not stop reading. I was curious of the content matter and I was hooked. We have read most of the series except the ugly truth. Just to mention the books were in excellent condition. Thanks alibris
Dec 3, 2009
My Daughter loves this series of books. I can't get her to put them down to watch T.V. Lol
Aug 11, 2009
Warning Poor Role Model
While I appreciate any book that sparks the love of reading in kids; parents should be aware that the role model that Greg presents is a very poor one indeed. He terrorizes younger kids then lets his "best friend" take the blame, he begs his parents for expensive gifts that he has no intention of using, and he never sees the "wrong" that he is doing to others. I hope that parents would take the time to talk about some of the situations with their kids.
Jul 15, 2008
A book to reignite your kids passion for reading
I had a great time finding lots of good books for my daughter to read as she was 3, 4 and 5 years old. Then she started to outgrow the preschool books but as I looked in the youth book section of our library it was saying one thing...boring. She went from a passionate reader to a one year drought. So here comes Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It's cartoons fill virtually every page, yet it is not a comic book , it is a real book, which reads like a 5th grader's journal. It reminds me of The Simpson's, in that it is constantly funny. The main character Gregory is not a bad kid, but he is a very real kid. There is part of him in all of us and everything he does or thinks is something we can all relate to. Read Rodrick Rules, just as good and will be ready for the third edition coming soon I hope. Ready should stay fun for 7 year olds too!
Publishers Weekly, 2007-03-05 Kinney's popular Web comic, which began in 2004, makes its way to print as a laugh-out-loud "novel in cartoons," adapted from the series. Middle school student Greg Heffley takes readers through an academic year's worth of drama. Greg's mother forces him to keep a diary ("I know what it says on the cover, but when Mom went out to buy this thing I specifically told her to get one that didn't say `diary' on it"), and in it he loosely recounts each day's events, interspersed with his comic illustrations. Kinney has a gift for believable preteen dialogue and narration (e.g., "Don't expect me to be all `Dear Diary' this and `Dear Diary' that"), and the illustrations serve as a hilarious counterpoint to Greg's often deadpan voice. The hero's utter obliviousness to his friends and family becomes a running joke. For instance, on Halloween, Greg and his best friend, Rowley, take refuge from some high school boys at Greg's grandmother's house; they taunt the bullies, who then T.P. her house. Greg's journal entry reads, "I do feel a little bad, because it looked like it was gonna take a long time to clean up. But on the bright side, Gramma is retired, so she probably didn't have anything planned for today anyway." Kinney ably skewers familiar aspects of junior high life, from dealing with the mysteries of what makes someone popular to the trauma of a "wrestling unit" in gym class. His print debut should keep readers in stitches, eagerly anticipating Greg's further adventures. Ages 8-13. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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