Diary of a Wimpy Kid

by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Hardcover, 217 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, List Price: $13.95 | purchase

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Sad-sack sixth-grader Greg Heffley just wants to fit in. His preteen diaries chronicle the dramas of junior high as he and his best friend, Rowley, try to survive as undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily. When Rowley grows more popular, Greg takes drastic measures to save their friendship.

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The wimpy kid of the title is Greg Heffley, who works hard to fit in and be cool at his middle school. The books are small and simple, filled with hangman-style drawings and text that looks as though it's been scribbled by hand with pencil. In fact, Diary of a Wimpy Kid actually looks like some kid's diary, and that's a big part of the appeal.

With jeans, tennis shoes and a broad, toothy smile, author Jeff Kinney looks a bit like a big kid himself. "I think I felt a

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From Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. Copyright 2007 Wimpy Kid, Inc. Excerpted by permission of Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS.

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