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Review – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down

December 30, 2016



It’s getting close to Halloween and, as usual, Greg Heffley is scheming.  This time he’s trying to figure out how to get candy before Halloween and trying to get an invitation to Mariana Mendoza’s party.  His plans aren’t always well thought out, though, so his escapades are laugh out loud funny.

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney, so I was at my local bookstore the day the latest installment, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOUBLE DOWN, came out and I was not disappointed.  To me, this was one of the stronger books in the series.

As usual, there’s a lot going on in the book and Greg is all about Greg, but somehow, Kinney makes it all work.  The illustrations are a little crude but they fit the books well.  I love the humor in these books.  If they’re honest, most people will see a little of themselves in Greg and maybe that will make them stop and think.  Since the books are written in a diary format with illustrations, they appeal to reluctant readers as well as avid ones.  Every middle grade reader (and some adult ones) you know will want a copy of DOUBLE DOWN!

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. December 30, 2016 9:02 am

    I wish these had been around when my son was in elementary school!

  2. December 30, 2016 10:11 am

    This is such a popular series that 1 day I’m going to read one!

  3. December 30, 2016 10:25 am

    My youngest grandson always wanted one of these when we went to the bookstore. For some reason, he isn’t as enthused anymore…I miss his fascination for this series.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. December 30, 2016 10:48 am

    My daughter has grown out of these, but she sure did love them when she was younger. Glad to see the series is still going strong.

  5. December 30, 2016 2:50 pm

    I’m glad you enjoyed this book/series. It sounds like a lot of fun.
    Have a safe and happy New Year, Kathy!

  6. December 30, 2016 2:53 pm

    My son loves this series. It’s amazing how the author keeps coming up with one great book after another.

  7. Patty permalink
    December 30, 2016 7:03 pm

    I agree! These books are great! I loved the movie, too!

  8. December 30, 2016 9:24 pm

    I’ve not read this one but I’ve heard about it for ages. Sounds really good reading for children

  9. December 31, 2016 12:26 pm

    They seem to keep getting better which is hard for a kid’s series to do. I’m sad my kids grew out of these, but now I can see my younger nieces and nephews enjoy them!

  10. bookingmama permalink
    January 3, 2017 7:39 am

    My kids love/loved this series. I should probably read one just to see. I’m sure I’d love them!

  11. January 3, 2017 10:39 am

    These books are often a big hit with kids

  12. January 10, 2017 1:19 am

    One day!

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