- Publisher: PUFFIN
- Format: Paperback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 18mm | 220g
- Publication date: 3 July 2008
- ISBN 10: 0141324902
- ISBN 13: 9780141324906
- Sales rank: 275
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.
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As well as being an international bestselling author, Jeff Kinney is also an online developer and designer. He is the creator of the children's virtual world, poptropica. He was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2009. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in southern Massachusetts, where he has a bookstore, An Unlikely Story. wimpykidclub.co.uk
By Sindre Ellingsen 16 Apr 2012
I couldn't see why this was in YA/Teen section in the library, cuz I'd rather call this a Children's book. It was funny though... Jeff is a good cartoonist, that made this funny at some points. This is a perfect children's book, I would bet that my little brother would love it.
I felt that it got a bit too silly with the nicknames... I don't recommend it to YA readers, but It's an easy read if you just want something to read while you're at a holiday or something.
There aren't any chapters in this book but it's divided into months and monday-sunday, just like a diary... It has really awesome drawings and it's really quick page turner... I didn't feel captivated with any of the characters. The story didn't have any remarkable ending either...
By ReviewerOfReviews 23 Oct 2011
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is one of the funniest children's book series ever. The book itself is very well designed, with the front cover actually looking like a diary (The first line of the book: "Let me get something straight: this is a JOURNAL, not a diary.). The cartoons on the inside of the book are also very well drawn, with the pages being lined, just like in a journal. This is the first book in a quite long series by Jeff Kinney. The story is about Greg, a self-centred boy who thinks he's going to be famous, and his day-to-day adventures. This book is an excellent read and I urge you to go and get it RIGHT NOW!
The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series Sun Kinney is right up there with JK Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet Independent Hilarious! Sunday Telegraph The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Big Issue