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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

by Jeff Kinney

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


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