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Kid Konnection – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

November 15, 2013

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.

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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.

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2013 5:53 am

    I read at least one of these book and also loved it!

  2. November 15, 2013 6:50 am

    Booking Son read this one very quickly when he was recovering. He loved it!!! I’m kind of surprised given that Greg had “girl” issues.

  3. November 15, 2013 8:19 am

    I fell out of reading these myself around book four, but my boys are still huge fans! My 11yo son agrees with you, that this is the best one so far!

  4. November 15, 2013 8:25 am

    Glad to hear they are just getting better!

  5. Patty permalink
    November 15, 2013 9:44 am

    Wimpy Kid books are fun!

  6. November 15, 2013 10:42 am

    These books do sound like fun! Terrific review, Kathy! I’m sure I’d also enjoy this book and the series.

  7. November 15, 2013 11:07 am

    This is one case where I can say I’ve seen the Wimpy Kid movie but have never read the books ~ and I love middle grade fiction ~ must remedy that!

  8. November 15, 2013 11:54 am

    My kids love this series! We’ve also watched the movies together and they are so funny.

  9. November 15, 2013 12:15 pm

    I’ve never read this series. Good to hear the books keep getting better!

  10. November 15, 2013 3:06 pm

    I’ve only read the first one, but I do think these are fun books! I want to check out the rest.

  11. November 15, 2013 8:41 pm

    I love that you love this kid series!

  12. November 15, 2013 11:36 pm

    My son read this in one day the week it came out. I’m glad that you liked it so much. He didn’t tell me it was about girlfriends and stuff – I’ll have to ask him about that!

  13. November 18, 2013 10:55 am

    Wait, the new one just came out? I need to get my hands on it!

  14. November 18, 2013 3:43 pm

    I’ve read a couple of these books; they are a lot of fun. My daughter is looking forward to this one, and if you think it’s the best one so far, maybe I’ll give it a go myself.

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