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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Bk 1)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Bk 1
Author: Jeff Kinney
Boys don't keep diaries -- or do they? — 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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780810993136
ISBN-10: 0810993139
Publication Date: 4/1/2007
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 174 ratings
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 12
I am a 10 year old and thought this book was a 5 star book. It is a very humorous read. I would say it is an ultimate favorite for all readers. And me , myself read a lot of books and this is in my top 10 list of favorites.
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Helpful Score: 5
My son read this book in two days. For a reluctant reader such as himself, this was quite an accomplishment! The book is hilariously funny, and with the combination of writing and cartoons it's sure to be a hit -- especially with boys.
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Helpful Score: 3
Okay, for starters, this book is funny and a very amusing read. But that didn't keep me from throwing it in the trash. I ordered this book for my second grader, but once she alerted me of its less-than-honorable language and conduct, I read it myself. I assumed (whoops) that since all the little kids were reading it, it'd be harmless. And to some, or many, it is. But I'm working my tail off to raise pure, honorable, sincere, honest kids, and this book would certainly undermine that! The hero of our tale lies regularly and looks to deceive grownups and parents as a matter of habit with no twinge of conscience. Name-calling and judging of other kids happen continually. Sneaky disobedience and manipulative apologies abound. Maybe to many in our culture, that is adorable. To me, it lowers the bar and normalizes base, vile, and worthless behavior. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. We will aim high, and we will try to order our conduct with honesty, integrity, and respect for all people. I'm such a prude! Too bad this talented author wastes his very witty writing in a book that gives the young reader nothing to aspire to. Oh well.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was hilarious and only took me a few hours to read. Written in diary format, lined pages, lots of hilarious doodles to illustrate the hilarious thoughts of poor wimpy Greg, it kept me laughing. Greg may be wimpy, but the funny thoughts & situations he describes will resonate with everyone.

I've given it to my 8th grader and my 4th grader to read next. I hope they get as many laughs as I did.
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Helpful Score: 2
My 10 year old niece handed me this book and told me that I had to read it because it was so funny. I really didn't expect too much, but I have to say I laughed out loud. It's definitely for kids, but it's a quick read for adults and has a few really funny moments. I had heard that this was a popular book for boys, but I can't imagine any 9-12 year old not getting a kick out of it.
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reviewed Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Bk 1) on + 31 more book reviews
Witty, middle-school-friendly coming-of-age story about a boy and the adventures he encounters during his first year in middle school. As a middle school counselor, many of the issues he struggles with are pretty real, but told in a very entertaining, fun cartoon! I love that this is laid out like the main character's journal! Highly recommended for all readers, especially kids that typically hate reading. They will love this one, especially if they are in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade!
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I think this book was so funny! Great for middle school students going through a lot of the same things. I laughed many times when I read it as an adult. Get book to read and share with family members or a great read aloud for a teacher in a classroom!
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I can't imagine anyone who could not identify with at least one of the characters in this book at some point in his/her lifetime. Pure enjoyment!

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