Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1

By Jeff Kinney

914 ratings 995 reviews 1899 followers
Book 1 of 17 in the  Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 10 - 8T5.219784
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
Publisher: Amulet Books
ISBN-13: 9780810993136
ISBN-10: 0810993139
Published on 4/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 224

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I really liked it

its a great book it has hilarious humor and is really enjoyable for people all ages also its a new york bestseller

This was such a good book, there was a lot of drama, especially the cheese touch! It was super funny how they had cross their fingers , but it was kind of gross when the bullies made Greg and Rowely eat the moldy cheese...but overall it was super funny and drama filled!

This a great book! It is really funny and easy to read. Greg, the main character, is a middle schooler who explains his life. Between his older brother Rodrick who teases him and his younger brother Manny who always gets his way, you can always relate to his adventures. Even if you don't have siblings you can easily identify with other things that happen in his life.

i luf it wus a good wune i wus vereg so funey

i think that this book is cool because the movie is also really good too and i give it a 5 star

Love everything about the series and the movies the books are what made me a fan

i think you should read it because it is funny and cool and in the movie it plays rick astlys never gonna give you up it is so funny

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