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The Deep End

(Diary of a Wimpy Kid #15)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  5,159 ratings  ·  390 reviews
In The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

But things take an unexpected turn, and they find themselves stranded at an RV park that’s not exactly a summertime paradise. When the skies open up and the water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder i
Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published October 27th 2020 by Amulet Books
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Shilo I loved it. If you like the other books in the series, this one should not disappoint.

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Undomiel Books (Rosie)
Yes I am 21 years old.
Yes I pre-ordered this book.
Yes I read it on release day in one sitting.
No I do not regret my decision because my decision lead to pure joy and wholesome fun.
Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For the first time while reading the series, I feel this is a perfect proper sequel. A sequel to book number 14 "Wrecking Ball". (I cannot get over this reference 🤣😂)

The story continues while the family ended up losing their house after the extra house construction drama which did more harm than good.

Aunt Reba, thank you for the chaos in this series 🤦

I see a huge improvement in the writing and how it's being presented but the illustrations are almost the same.

But I am quite happy about this seq
I'm starting to really feel for Greg. His mom and her constant need to enrich and educate them all as a family is really starting to make me worry if one day they'll all crack and become murderers.

I loved how this mirrored the pandemic, without being about the pandemic, which made it both timely and timeless. Because their house got destroyed in the last one, they are living in their grandma's basement, Dad is trying to work from home, Mom trying to get them to play board games, everyone getting
Ardent Reader
Will never get tired of this series even though I'm a bit older for these books.

Jeff Kinney never fails to give humor in all of his books.
It was a fun quick read with many laugh out moments.
Dec 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After reading a slightly serious book, I decided to read a light hearted book!

I saw this at the library and thought, "This series is my childhood! Time to relive it." So I brought the book home, read it, and have decided that I still love this series to this day XD.

Sure, it's not a Newbery Honor book, but I checked it out to laugh, and that's exactly what happened.

The book was so funny, I couldn't put it down, and I read it in one sitting.

I am glad I read this book, since this time of year is st
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is incredibly brave of Jeff Kinny to "redeem" Manny the way he did. This boy, this three-year-old child, has become the only thing keeping his family alive. He saved his family from deadly situations twice, and he saved an entire population of people. Manny wasn't given a redemption ark, he was forced to mature so he could keep his family alive. What a tale, what a character. ...more
wanted to finish my challenge so I picked up this and now I’m only one book away from completing it:)
Still one of the best middle-grade book series out there today! The newest adventure has vibes very similar to book #9, "The Long Haul", but has enough fresh twists and takes that makes it a great addition to the series. This one also has a "happier" family ending than "Long Haul" which is nice to see. Dang, I love the Heffley family. :,) ...more
How can a book that is fifteenth (and as of now, last) in a long running series be THIS MUCH FUN?! I mean, WOW.

Whenever the Heffleys take a trip as a family their crazy adventures make for some of the most laugh-out-loud hilarious better books for this brilliant series (as proved in The Long Haul & The Getaway), that is also definitely true this time around for their camping adventure. Loved it from beginning to end, as simple as that.

And just like that, in less than a month I've devoured the
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i love this book
Nicholas Kinney
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious; a top tier DOAWK book. Maybe in the top 5? Unclear. It had several memorable and quotable moments (Regular Marcus!) and the situational comedy was off the charts. A joy to read.
Victor The Reader
Following the disastrous home makeover of their home, the Heffleys have retreated at a relatives’ place who happens to have an abandoned camper van. Seeing it as a great opportunity, they go on a cross-country trip and camp at a few locations, yet this vacation is definitely not gonna be smooth sailing. Surprisingly, it’s the best Wimpy Kid I’ve read in ages. A very satisfying trip that have its road bumps but ends nice and comfortable, and Greg’s not entirely a jerk. A (100%/Outstanding)
Nov 17, 2020 added it
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anything for the goodreads reading challenge
Ainul Chowdhury
Nov 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s funny as usual, the ending part was the most hilarious,
Nov 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's interesting how these books change. The first ones in the series were just funny books about a regular kid's life. The humor was all in the depiction of how, if you'll pardon my French, crappy childhood can be. In fact, I'd say that the reading experience is more enjoyable for an adult, who can laugh with recognition at how awful it could be to be a kid, and with relief at not having to live like that anymore. The plots were very episodic, with more focus on individual events.

In later books
Dec 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Dec 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I thought that this was fun and hilarious! Truly an amazing addition to this series. I thought that some parts were a bit too similar to book nine, but that's fine because it was my second favorite book in the series (after the 12th one, that one was the best!). ...more
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was insane
(In A Good Way)
Vanshika Dhyani
Oct 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Book 15 starts with Greg and his family living in his Grandma’s basements. Papa Heffly is working from home and everyone is tired of each other. Sounds awfully like what life has looked like since the coronavirus outbreak! The family takes a cross country road trip in a classic Heffley fashion: A camper van, mama Heffley’s attempts to turn the trip into a learning experience and chaos! Lots and lots of chaos! The ending seemed awfully like the first few weeks of Corona panic. It was a fun read. ...more
Shivvani Rao
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
I totally forgot the release date of this book. This one’s actually good and I enjoyed it pretty well.

Total time spent: 55min.
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a great book about Greg for once... probably because Rowley wasn't around for Greg to bully... which btw I really hope stops in any future books. Plus I love Greg's mom. She's pretty great at pulling (or forcing) the family together and that was what this whole book was about. ...more
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was ok
I don't even know what to say. This series should have ended 3 books ago. It's the opposite of entertaining. Greg and his family go on a trip in an RV. Didn't this already happen in book 9? ...more
Oct 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
As usual, Wimpy kid series never fails to disappoint. It was hilarious. The way the climax is imagined by Jeff Kinney is absolutely brilliant. Illustrations are great and help in making the story more hysterical 😂😂😂.
Oct 27, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kim
This sounds legit I feel like they are going to make a movie in the summer and make the book in October because its been 3 years and no diary of a wimpy kid movie.The movie is going to be the Gateway book cause in the end susan heffley say's where flying doesn't that ring a bell,Can't wait for this book because Jeff Kinney make great books and makes me laugh but i'm not sure if there's a Friendly awesome kid coming out like a 2nd one after this one,I feel like this book will be between the summe ...more
Fred Forbes
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Yeah, picked it up yesterday. In for a penny, in for a pound! Have read them all. Need my injection of sophomoric humor every now and then and have long enjoyed the series. Make sure you read this before you rent an RV to cure your "trapped" feelings due to Covid restrictions - not always the heaven one imagines. Based on their experiences at one place, Greg comments "So all it takes for this place to turn into paradise was for everyone else to leave." I tend to agree which is one reason we trav ...more
Rina Prajapati
Aug 12, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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Edric Ayers
It's hard to believe that the Wimpy Kid series has reached its 15th book. I've been following the series since the Ugly Truth released 10 years ago and it's surreal to see how far it has come. Every time I make a review on a new addition to the series, I'll make the point that it has gone on for far too long and should've ended long ago. I'll say the same here. This wasn't a bad book by any means. I thought it was surprisingly enjoyable at times.

This is the third book following the Heffleys on
Andrew Sammut
Disclaimer, I am 17 years old and am still intrigued about this series for nostalgic reasons. My mother bought it only a few weeks after it came out and I read it in approximately one sitting. This was a much better read than the predecessor, the wrecking ball. It actually felt like a sequel to it for a change however it doesn't really have anything to do with the rest of the series. In fact, we don't see much of Rowley or any other school friends. It felt like a cool mix of the long haul and th ...more
Chris Browning
Dec 03, 2020 rated it liked it
The Heffleys live in Hell and the fifteenth book in the series finally confirms that. Granted, it is a hell of their own making, and one that they deserve, but this is a stress-inducing read to anyone who has even breached the idea of the family vacation. The opening seems to predict a Heffleyian take on the pandemic - one wonders (although one also doubts it would be a good idea) if Kinney was to script a Wimpy Kid in the Era of Covid seventeenth volume and one can only assume it would end with ...more
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  • The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #7)
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