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Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a pentalogy of humorous fiction books written by American author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney. The books are the journals of the main character, whose name is Greg Heffley. Befitting a child's diary, they are filled with hand written notes and simple drawings of his daily adventures
Paperback, 904 pages
Published December 10th 2009 by Amulet Books
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Kristina Cardoza
Dec 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney is hilarious! Greg Heffley, the wimpy kid and main protagonist of the story, has a pretty normal life...for the most part. This middle-schooler's life includes all of the following:
- extremely annoying neighbors
- mean dumb bullies
- an intensely annoying mother
- an occasionally irritating best friend
- an always provoking older brother
- a lousy dog
...and more awful stuff (from Greg's point of view).
The book is mainly funny because all of the bad thing
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Megan Faust42854
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really like this book cause its like a humor book and some parts are so funny I laughed so much. I would recommend this book to people who like humor books! :) Hope you like it!

These books are about a guy named Greg who is an original boy with a big family. He has to brothers named Manny who blames everything on him and embarass him at the same time and his other brother named Rodrick who is in a band called Loaded Diaper. He is a brother who wears eyeliner and he also has a mini-van with bl
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Colleen
Mar 04, 2010 rated it liked it
I picked this series up because my 9-year-old was reading it and loving it and I like to read what interests him. I'd really like to give it 2.5 stars, but I am going to give it the benefit of the whole star system. All four books are written journeal style from the point of view of a sixth grader "wimp" named Greg. It's actually pretty cleverly written and very funny and I found myself laughing out loud a lot. Funny because of the TRUTH of it. If you haven't comepletely blocked out middle schoo ...more
Deasia
May 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
These books are awsome i recommend it to anyone who wants to read it.
Louis Brown
Feb 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed these books because they are very funny and enjoyable. They might seem like books for little kids but when you actually read and understand the books, they are really for adults. They talk about real life situations that a typical “nerdy” kid goes through on a daily basis. I love when Greg (the kid telling his story in the book) says “when dad is mad, he usually throws whatever is closest to him.” Then it lead to show dad with a newspaper in his hand and it said “Good time to ma ...more
Rex The
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Samantha
I read all of these four books. I thought that they were very good. My favorite part of these books are that they are funny. I would recomend these books. They are more for little kids though. I still enjoyed them though.
My favorite out of all four of the is the yellow book named "Dog Days". Even though I have a favorite I like all of them. I know that a lot of people have already read these books. But if you havent you should really take the time to sit down and read them. I think that anyone
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Isaac Ohlemann
Nov 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
The series was a good series and would reccomend this book to anybody. the series is just about a kid who is having trouble in middldle school just like most middle schoolers. he wants to be popular and have a girlfreind and be the coolest. he has a freind named Rowley who acts like a 4th grader and is holding greg back but by the end of this series you will see why
Tesneem
May 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
what i learned from the book is that it's all about making fun of other
Patricia
May 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: child-s-lit
Diary of a Wimpy Kid. New York: Amulet Books, 2005. Print.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is about a kid named Greg Heflley who is in middle school. His goal for the book, which is a mock dairy, is to be popular in junior high school. It talks of all of his incidents and events from his point and view. He is never wronged and always has some one else to blame for the things that happen in his book.
The book is done in half illustration and half text. It very much looks like a child’s diary with messy writ
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Pierce
Nov 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I think this series is a great series because this author puts a lot of his own life into these novels. These novels for kids can also relate to some of the lives that kids have in real life. In this book a kid goes through like a diary writing about each and everything he does in his life through each month to. Like he would write what his mom said to him each night and what happens in school.
Morgan
Sep 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
These books are funny and full of excitement. i love how he is telling us about what is going on in his life. he has some problems with friends and bullys and he worries about nothing to big like where to sit on the first day of school. This series is very good i would recomend it. Only if you like comedy
Jad
Jan 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I truly loved these books, for each one was unique and hilarious in its own way. Everytime I started reading in one i just couldnt stop, and it was really hard stopping. I higly recommend to all people who are looking forward to laughing, especially when they will read about this wimpy kid in all of his adventures.
Mikyla
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I don't usually give fours so here why, it was a great book and I read it over and over and over! But I started losing interest in reading these books but I'm 10 now so I reading adult/teen books like divergent and out of my mind but I love it and I think it's a great book for the younger crowd!
Jake
Aug 27, 2010 rated it did not like it
its way to kiddy... i needed a book to read soo i read this and i thought there was going to be a little comedy so i guess i dont like it.. i only liked how rodrick is rude to greg and thats beast =D but i really didnt like it

Conners
Jacob
Feb 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I think this Book is really good for the upcoming newbies to the reading world. I have read every single one since its first arrival on the 1st of April 2007. It is funny and Entertaining. I cant wait until the next one comes out.


:) Seeya!
Royee
Aug 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Diary of wimpy kid complete 4-book set is one of my recent readings.After finishing the set, I felt that our lives are actually full of funny things from the Greg's diary, only lacking discoveries and notes.
  
Greg, the chief actor, is a normal American teen, and he has an old brother, named Rodrick, who always makes fun to him. He has a younger brother, named Manny, who is spoiled by their parents. His father is a snack-thief. His wish is that his boys could become men, but he was disappointed
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Cameron Dunlap
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
All of these books are wonderful books they are funny and are addicting. These books are great for middle school or maybe even some elementary students. I finished each boom in less the a week and they occupied my time will I was reading them. Jeff Kinney maybe an adult but he has a mind of a middle schooler. He made reading so fun for me and encouraged me to keep reading. I suggest you read the books first then watch the movies, the book will make you not only know what's going on in the movie ...more
Brittany
this is a very good collection of books and keeps you reading all day... he learns how hard middle school is and how to survive...he faces many challenges and learns many things along the way...can gregg keep it up or will he just fall...
Rene
This series is a terrific romp inside the mind of a tween. The "Wimpy Kid" is Gregory, who reluctantly takes up a pen and journal (not a DIARY) on his mom's suggestion in exchange for getting out of a Saturday chore. Gregory approaches the journal writing with a perfect tween attitude: my mom is not going to read it, so I can write whatever I want to. As any 7th grader might, he is frank in his observations and by incorporating stick-figure cartoon drawings throughout the books, Gregory's perspe ...more
Isabella
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
These books have some great illistrations. They go well with the theme of the book and ther is not a part of the book where you feel bored and want to stop reading. The meaning of this story also is really amazing and it shows how to stand up to yourself and in some books it may tell you not to lie and listen to your parents.
Krystal
May 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
I'm a 5th grader teacher and I read this series because my students were reading them outside of our reading class. They are great...very clever and really funny. I recommend this series to upper elementary students.
Gem
May 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Diary of a wimpy Kid is an amazing book to read. It revolves around the life of Greg Heffley. It's first person (Greg) and he explains his every day life and his adventures he journey's through out his society with his best pal Rowley.

I have read all 6 books and plan to read the seventh.
Laura
Jan 19, 2011 rated it liked it
I read these books over the summer because my brother got them and I heard people talking about them so I wanted to see what they were like. They weren't as bad as I thought they'd be. They are for boys and girls, so anyone could enjoy them!:)
DC
Aug 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is a pretty funny series, let me tell you that. While Greg is, as if, an anti-hero of these stories, he still proves to be a great, though quite smug, story-teller. Once my 9 y.o. sister read the first one, she instantly got hooked, and wanted to complete the collection. Great read.
3charles3323
Nov 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
These books are really immature but i find it amusing and kinda life lesson..it shows a typical young boy that grows up lame had one friend which was kind of a dork..these books mainly talk about his life and watt he goes through as he reaches too the top os the high school food chain..
Lailalove
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
the best comic book.Engaging while being entertaining.A book that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids
Dhiksha
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Diary of a wimpy kid is hilarious and is a must read for teens as the situation at home is pretty much the same =D, my fav characters are greg and rodrick !!!!! and the movies are good to =P
Ricardo Sainz
these books I read all of them but I took me like a year to finish them four but i finished the rest and it was a pretty good books I didn't really like the red book.
Angela
Sep 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
This review is by my third grader:

4.5 stars.

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are about a boy named Greg and his best friend Rowley who go to school together. They try to find ways to get girls to like them. It always ends up being weird.

For example, one time Greg found an old piece of cheese on the blacktop. To impress the girls with his bravery, he bragged to everyone that he ate it. Instead, teenagers picked up the cheese and forced Rowley to eat it. Because Greg touched the cheese, he got "c
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Jeff Kinney is an author of children's books including Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. Jeff was born in College Park, Maryland, in 1971 where he created a comic strip called "Igdoof."He also created the children's website 'Poptropica'.
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #3)
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