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A Goodreads user asked Jeff Kinney:

How did you think of the idea of writing about a middle school kid? Did you have these sort of experiences when you were in middle school? Would you ever think of maybe like, I don't know, having a new student move into school and them really hitting it off? I really enjoy your books and so does my dad. Hurry up and write a new one! :D

Jeff Kinney I thought middle school was an awful time, so I thought it was a great setting for a humorous work. I think it would be fun to introduce some new characters!
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