Diary of A Wimpy Kid

Diary of A Wimpy Kid

Greg Heffley's Journal

eBook - 2012
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Abrams : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
ISBN: 9781613122433
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)
Call Number: eBook hoopla


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AnnD_KCMO Aug 14, 2017

Middle school drama with humor along with cartoon styling is what makes this novel so popular.

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Oct 26, 2017

This is a really good book. I think people should read it. I can relate to the main character and so could anyone that has ever been bullied. This book is good for 8 to 12 year olds.

Jul 25, 2017

I am 6 years old and the book was good. I like the characters.

Jul 12, 2017

one of the MINOR books

GCPL_Teen Jun 29, 2017

Diary of a Wimpy Kid lacks a compelling plot and significant character development. Despite this, it is still a great choice for reluctant readers! The humor and graphic novel-style illustrations will appeal to those who are uninterested in traditional fiction.

Jun 01, 2017

for all those who haven't read this book, i'll summarize. Greg is an arrogant and clueless kid who thinks he's the best, his brother Rodrick is a punk, his little brother Manny is a spoiled child, his mom is a education freak, and his dad is always pushing them to do their best and stuff and Greg's friend is pretty much a little child.

Greg Heffley writes about his middle school experiences. This book, written like a diary, is both entertaining and humorous.

-Maia 15

green_elephant_1383 May 05, 2017

i love this book

blue_fish_427 May 04, 2017

Fun-loving and incredibly amazing as we go through the future! :)

- blue_fish_427

Feb 16, 2017

I love this book jeff kinney is cool

PimaLib_Kids Feb 15, 2017

It is so funny! - Esmeralda, age 10

I like how his dad was trying to get him to toughen up! - Shylah, age 10

I think this is a very good book because it's really enthusiastic and it really explains my life. Miay, age 10

It is funny that Greg is in middle school and I am going. I like the part when he gets ideas like when Greg decided to make a box filled with old stuff. Santiago, age 10.

I like this book because it is about a sixth grade boy and he gets in all kinds of trouble and also has a crush on this girl named Holly Hills. The boys name is Greg and he has to go through the years of middle school sitting near some morons for the rest of the year. His brother Rodrick is a very bad example and said that he is going to kill Greg for being in his room. - Destiny Isabella

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blue_otter_541 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Jun 03, 2017

violet_horse_654 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 15

May 22, 2017

blue_bird_5900 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 56 and 1

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RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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Jul 20, 2016

lovetoread111 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 14

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white_dog_792 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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violet_cheetah_2117 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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Jul 20, 2016

“The best person I know is Myself.” - Greg Heffley

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Jul 17, 2015

"Let me get this straight this is a journal, not a diary."

Jul 06, 2015

Let me get this straight this is a JOURNAL not a diary.

Jun 13, 2015

my mom bought me this diary

Jul 03, 2014

First of all, I want to get something straight: this is a JOURNAL, not a diary. I know what is says on the cover but when Mom went out to buy this thing I SPECIFICALLY said to make sure it didn't say "diary" on it. So don't expect me to be all "dear diary this" and "dear diary that".

Oct 05, 2013

I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in high school with a bunch of morons

Aug 14, 2013


some random bully

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Jul 20, 2015

this is about gregs journal

Mar 25, 2014

cros87... gregs in six grade

Jan 23, 2014

um.... school..... wants 2 b popular.... never gonna happen.... in 6th grade... greg......SAY COMMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


orange_ant_58 Jun 07, 2013

Greg and Rowley's friendship had broke due to Greg terrorizing the kindergarteners by chasing them with worms, and Mrs. Irvine had accused Greg of terrorizing the kindergarteners and thought Greg is Rowley, so Rowley and Collin decided to hang out. In the end, Rowley ate the moldy cheese and Greg said he ate it. So, Rowley and Greg's friendship had been restored thanks to Greg stepping up for it.

Nov 03, 2012

Blah Blah Blah Greg Blah Blah Blah Middle School Blah Blah Blah.............

DesireeOnDeck Jul 22, 2012

In Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Greg goes to middle school. He does not like it because he is one of the youngest in the school because he is in 5th grade. His best friend Rowley and Greg get in to a fight. Rowley does not hang out with Greg anymore and he found a new best friend, but then some teenages force Rowley to eat some disgusting, moldy cheese off the pavement in the playground that was there for a long time under the basketball hoop nobody will even go near it, so Greg stepped in, in front of everyone and said he ate the cheese. Rowley and greg became friends again.

ML_10 Jul 11, 2012

In this book, Greg Heffley endures a somewhat chaotic junior high years.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 08, 2012

The book is a fictional biography of a sixth grader named Greg Heffley , who lives a dysfunctional life with his strange parents and siblings. He finds school a hindrance, mainly because no girls like him and he gets bullied. His friend Rowley usually annoys him.


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