Kid Konnection – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Greg Heffley’s best friend, Rowley, has found a girlfriend so he doesn’t have much time for Greg right now. Without Rowley as his sidekick, things aren’t going great for Greg. His mom tries to help but Greg thinks her advice is lame. When he finds an old, discarded “Magic 8 Ball,” Greg thinks it can help solve all of his problems.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, by Jeff Kinney, is the eighth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and it just might be the best yet. Greg thinks highly of himself and ends up in awkward situations through his own volition and the results are generally hilarious! This time around, he struggles to find his place in middle school without Rowley. He thinks Rowley’s girlfriend is using him and doesn’t seem to realize that he does the same thing. Hopefully young readers will.
Greg is always looking for the easy way out and, somehow, his twisted logic makes sense when he comes up with his plans but they almost always backfire on him and hilarity ensues. I’m not going to lie – I’m WAY past the target age for these books but I just love them. Even though I was nothing like Greg, I can relate to him and I find his antics laugh out loud funny! I’m already looking forward to the next book in the series.
I will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site tomorrow.