Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #14)
In Wrecking Ball, Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series—from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney—an unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they be forced to move?And don’t miss Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal—the instant #1 bestseller—told from Rowley’s perspective!

Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #14) Details

TitleWrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #14)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 5th, 2019
PublisherAmulet Books
ISBN-139781419739033
Rating
GenreHumor, Childrens, Middle Grade, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fiction, Juvenile, Academic, School, Realistic Fiction, Diary

Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #14) Review

  • Naman
    January 1, 1970
    good
  • Faizat
    January 1, 1970
    This book is brilliant. I am 11 and I still love this hilarious book because it makes me laugh out loud. Even when I ask my friends to borrow some of the books, they are kind enough to lend it to me so i can take it home so my big bother even reads them. He loves them too. I have got most of the books. Jeff, you are my favorite author!
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    I hemmed and hawed about buying this book - I've kind of been contemplating purging some of my stuff, I don't really need to collect the Wimpy Kid books, and there's starting to be too many in this series that I don't even know if I overly care anymore. I don't know if those feelings were in the back of my mind while I was reading this, or if the books aren't up to the caliber of the earlier books, but I didn't love Wrecking Ball. I didn't find this as funny or quotable as most of the previous books, and I hemmed and hawed about buying this book - I've kind of been contemplating purging some of my stuff, I don't really need to collect the Wimpy Kid books, and there's starting to be too many in this series that I don't even know if I overly care anymore. I don't know if those feelings were in the back of my mind while I was reading this, or if the books aren't up to the caliber of the earlier books, but I didn't love Wrecking Ball. I didn't find this as funny or quotable as most of the previous books, and there wasn't really anything I related to. (Except maybe the picture of the hairy drain at the beginning lol.)I think it's time to face it that, at 36 years old, maybe I'm finally getting to be too old for these books. I'll get the next one - because no doubt, in November 2020, there will be Wimpy Kid #15 - from the library.
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  • Kevin Hodgson
    January 1, 1970
    Is it really number 14? That means that every November for the last 14 years, I have been reading this series. Some of the surprising fun of reading about Greg has worn off, from familiarity, but there are always plenty of chuckles along the way. My students are definitely not as interested as they once were (this year, only one single student pre-ordered with me)
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  • || Soph ||
    January 1, 1970
    i only want this book bc cover is cool and miley cyrus is singing a mantra in my head
  • Anonymous
    January 1, 1970
    I don't know what the hell is wrong with this website...why are u askin me to review before I even read it?
  • |•Nanno•|
    January 1, 1970
    Let’s just say that this wasn’t bad...it was okay. At least 94% of this book is about Greg’s family wanting to rebuild their house and the crazy things that happen when construction starts. Also another portion is Greg and Rowley on their friendship because he might move. And a whole chapter is dedicated to Greg trying to sale his junk from a oversized closet. Just a summary of what mostly happens. No spoilers.This was a load of humor and trouble and some of it was pretty unbelievable/> Let’s just say that this wasn’t bad...it was okay. At least 94% of this book is about Greg’s family wanting to rebuild their house and the crazy things that happen when construction starts. Also another portion is Greg and Rowley on their friendship because he might move. And a whole chapter is dedicated to Greg trying to sale his junk from a oversized closet. Just a summary of what mostly happens. No spoilers.This was a load of humor and trouble and some of it was pretty unbelievable for me.I kind of didn’t know what to do with this humor but the book was pretty easy to get through and read. However, thought there were some things I agreed with some of this humor actually made me laugh out loud . It picked up really fast from there. Rodricks band started playing out on the back deck, and the music attracted some teenagers who were at a high school graduation party a few doors down. Then it seemed like everyone on our street was at our party all at once, and it got crazy . There’s probably a lesson I could learn from this whole experience, like “be happy with what you’ve got” or “there’s no place like home” or that sort of thing. But that’s the kind of corny stuff they put in books for little kids. The thing I liked about this book is that we get to see some humor and wit but a gentle balance to both. While some of the situations were hilarious, for example like a stress lizard getting released from the cage which caused Greg to fail his test . Than again, it’s a long story.If it was for me to say, I would not buy this book. It’s a good almost twenty dollars when you can get it at the library and read it for free . The fact that it is also 220 pages and goes by in a flash makes you want to save your cash. (Hey that rhymes.)I liked the book at times though because it was funny and I found myself laughing hysterically. While it did go by quick, I appreciated the funny vibe added to it.I would say this book is more of a comedy instead of a plain teen novel for middle graders. This book went by quick and I did not mind reading it one bit. (Hey that also rhymes too.)It wasn’t all that horrible. What made me raise my rating was that Greg is a honest boy and knows he makes mistakes but at least he knows. He tries and maybe he talks too much about things he wants to do (for example wanting an expensive house full of so much luxury like a bowling alley ) but he is a boy who dreams big and I guess that is what counts.
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  • Fizzgig76
    January 1, 1970
    Changes are coming for the Heffleys.  When Greg’s great aunt Reba passes away suddenly, the Heffleys find money is coming to them which means major renovations to the house they’ve called a home.  When the renovations begin to go awry, the Heffleys make a big decision that could change their lives forever!Written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 14:  Wrecking Ball is a young adult comedy book.  The novel is the follow-up to Diary of a Wimpy Kid 13:  The Meltdown a Changes are coming for the Heffleys.  When Greg’s great aunt Reba passes away suddenly, the Heffleys find money is coming to them which means major renovations to the house they’ve called a home.  When the renovations begin to go awry, the Heffleys make a big decision that could change their lives forever!Written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 14:  Wrecking Ball is a young adult comedy book.  The novel is the follow-up to Diary of a Wimpy Kid 13:  The Meltdown and like most of the Wimpy Kid novels, it received massive sales upon release.I was on the Wimpy Kid boat early on.  I read the first book when it was released and have read every volume since then as they were put out.  The books themselves go up and down.  One book will be better than the next or one book won’t feel true to the stories presented in the other books.  I find this entry in the Wimpy Kids series kind of all over the place.It is generally better when the books have a clear storyline.  This book’s storyline could maybe listed as “home improvement”, but it divides the content into the remodeling and the house sale.  I feel that both storylines could have been one book and that by dividing the time of the novel, it lets them both down.  I imagine a version where the home improvements all build up to a crazy “oops” moment that involves the whole family or a book where the house sale develops into something like how this story ended.The story also is very Greg centric, and the subject of the story doesn’t necessarily feel like it should be Greg centric.  Generally Rodrick, Greg’s mother and father, Manny, and others play into the story more…but here they seem like shadow characters that don’t have enough play in a storyline involving everyone’s life changing.  I realize in the end, the series is about Greg, and that parents will make decisions without consulting the family, but the stories thus far have developed as a more family centric type of play-out.Diary of a Wimpy Kid 14:  Wrecking Ball is a so-so entry in the series.  Greg is a kid and egocentric, but his glee over the death of his father’s aunt is a little much.  There have been worse volumes, but there also have been much, much better.  With the one-a-year schedule of the book, I kind of expect more, and I always hope for a good, concise story that keeps the themes and ideas of the series at the forefront.  Fans of the series will not be disappointed by this entry, but it could be better.
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  • Barbara
    January 1, 1970
    This one is a 3.5 for me, and like other reviewers, I continue to be astonished at the realization that this is the FOURTEENTH book in the series and that I've been reading them for as long as I've been teaching college classes full time. There have been moments when I've wondered if author Jeff Kinney's creative well has run dry since he has covered some of the same topics all too often in some of the books. But I was pleasantly surprised to see some new territory explored here. Many of us have This one is a 3.5 for me, and like other reviewers, I continue to be astonished at the realization that this is the FOURTEENTH book in the series and that I've been reading them for as long as I've been teaching college classes full time. There have been moments when I've wondered if author Jeff Kinney's creative well has run dry since he has covered some of the same topics all too often in some of the books. But I was pleasantly surprised to see some new territory explored here. Many of us have wished for an unexpected inheritance and pondered what we might do with an infusion of cash, which makes the book's central storyline quite relatable. After Greg's mother's Aunt Reba dies and leaves her money to the family, they argue about what to do with this windfall. Eventually, Mrs. Heffley wins out, and the money is earmarked for home improvement, including a nicer kitchen and an addition to the house. But renovation does not go as planned, and the Heffleys find out that their house has some unsavory features, including mold, rotten wood, and mice. After a design error means the addition will need to be torn down, Mrs. Heffley decides that the family should just move to a nicer neighborhood. They find a place, attract a buyer for their old home, but yet another mishap causes a change of plans. In addition to this main plot, Greg must reassure Rowley that they will always remain friends and Greg hatches plans to make money from his old stuff through a yard sale. There were plenty of scenes that amused me as Greg continued on his self-absorbed and self-serving ways. The author knows his times of the year too since this one begins in March, which is typically the time for spring cleaning and home-buying. There are no big ah, ha! moments here, but there is plenty of humor for fans of the series as the author takes readers in some surprising new directions with Greg contemplating the advantages of moving and starting afresh, something many of us have surely considered.
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  • Lynley
    January 1, 1970
    Has Jeff Kinney recently undertaken renovations? (This plot may be inspired by Kinney buying an old colonial building in the centre of Plainsville and turning it into a bookshop?) I've seen home renovations as a plot sequence in children's literature before -- there's a Ramona Quimby book in which the Quimbys get a new extension. (It's also part of the Ramona and Beezus movie, based on Beezus and Ramona, Ramona Forever and Ramona's World.) For Ramona, the renovation was about displacement and fe Has Jeff Kinney recently undertaken renovations? (This plot may be inspired by Kinney buying an old colonial building in the centre of Plainsville and turning it into a bookshop?) I've seen home renovations as a plot sequence in children's literature before -- there's a Ramona Quimby book in which the Quimbys get a new extension. (It's also part of the Ramona and Beezus movie, based on Beezus and Ramona, Ramona Forever and Ramona's World.) For Ramona, the renovation was about displacement and fear of change. Wrecking Ball is more about the utter chaos of renovation -- something adults mainly deal with, and I'd have thought this is more of an adult problem. However, Kinney and his team have pulled it off -- they've made the chaos of home renovation relatable to kids. Greg creates his dream home, which is pretty funny and I can see kids emulating this as an imaginative exercise. This 2019 book is more of the same... If you've read the other Wimpy Kids you know what to expect. One minor difference perhaps: I did notice Greg struggling a bit more because he's a boy who likes to do non-manly stuff. For example crafting. He tells us that if anyone gives him grief over crafts he'll throw glitter in their faces. What's off-the-page but abundantly clear: He'll be given grief for crafting because crafting is girly. This isn't new -- I just noticed it even more in this one, probably because of the subject matter.As ever, but intensified, it's Greg's Dad indoctrinating him and his older brother into the manly man's world of home renovation. As part of his 'wimpy' persona, Greg will never be a manly man. And, as ever, I just really, really wish this was handled better. Because as it stands, book after book after book in this uber-popular series, the gender binary is reinforced rather than interrogated. And it could so easily have gone the other way in this one, dammit.When is my kid gonna grow out of these books? Hopefully by the next one.
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  • Andrew Sammut
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed the first books in the series much better. I feel as though the quality is decreasing drastically and each year, Greg becomes more selfish and annoying. Seeing that Kinney says the character is based on him, I feel sad for the author. In this book, I feel as though the topic of looming death is quite frequent. It starts with the Heffley family's aunt dying and leaving them all her wealth. Greg continuously discusses how he wouldn't leave a penny behind because all the money did was cau I enjoyed the first books in the series much better. I feel as though the quality is decreasing drastically and each year, Greg becomes more selfish and annoying. Seeing that Kinney says the character is based on him, I feel sad for the author. In this book, I feel as though the topic of looming death is quite frequent. It starts with the Heffley family's aunt dying and leaving them all her wealth. Greg continuously discusses how he wouldn't leave a penny behind because all the money did was cause problems(which is true in this case but still...). Greg's mother immediately took all the money herself without sharing it equally and decided that she wanted to make an extension to the house preferably a kitchen. Greg discusses how luxurious his house is going to be when he grows up but with the way he's behaving in school and towards people in general, I hardly think he'll be successful. He speaks about the hot tub they got which had a family of wasps living in it. The family then discuss selling the house but they never get the chance to as they were about to move, the man who they hired to remove the hot tub because it was going to be dangerous for the people moving in and their kids, it fell through the roof and destroyed a substantial amount of the house. Greg also doesn't seem to care too much about his best friend Rowley and his only concern is whether or not he'll remember him after he leaves. Not as fun as the rest of the series but still quite goofy. It also made me feel sad because of how much money the Heffley family lost.
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  • Isaiah
    January 1, 1970
    The fourteenth division in the “ Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series, “Wrecking Ball” by best-selling author, Jeff Kinney, is a striking add on to its shelf. It comes out as an unexpected turn for the Heffley family, as a distant family member sadly passes away, leading on into the story an even greater unexpected turn-they use the money to have an addition to their humble house. Greg Heffley is fully-fledged into this idea, but is it really what it’s cut to be? Certain connections I can make through The fourteenth division in the “ Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series, “Wrecking Ball” by best-selling author, Jeff Kinney, is a striking add on to its shelf. It comes out as an unexpected turn for the Heffley family, as a distant family member sadly passes away, leading on into the story an even greater unexpected turn-they use the money to have an addition to their humble house. Greg Heffley is fully-fledged into this idea, but is it really what it’s cut to be? Certain connections I can make through the story are the difficult lifestyles told in the novel, I mean, how would you feel that your life is an improbable level to beat from a video game? I still have to give this a 4-star review, however. I mean, if you read all 14 parts from the series-like me- you can regard that every single story has a predictable ending. Overall, it’s still a surpassing read, especially for elementary students that just want to pause the challenging reads. Same goes for all additional grades as well.
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  • Robert
    January 1, 1970
    Fun!Diary of a Wimpy Kid Day is fun! I love how Scholastic sends a big box to our school each year with all the pre-orders. Because of how things worked out this year, students were off and teachers were in workshops. I traveled to school thrice during the day to get my copy and prepare those for the students so they could conjole their parents to come in and pick up theirs. All for the love of reading!Greg's mother inherits some money. She decides an addition to the hous Fun!Diary of a Wimpy Kid Day is fun! I love how Scholastic sends a big box to our school each year with all the pre-orders. Because of how things worked out this year, students were off and teachers were in workshops. I traveled to school thrice during the day to get my copy and prepare those for the students so they could conjole their parents to come in and pick up theirs. All for the love of reading!Greg's mother inherits some money. She decides an addition to the house is warranted. In typical Hefley tradition, the project is a bust, and they lose most of the cash. The fun continues as the Hefleys prepare to move. Oh, the excitement! Of course, Rowley is not pleased and cries at the news. His parents send over congratualtions! :)The formula is still at work in this volume, but it is a fun read. It's a quick read as I knocked it out while waiting in the public library as my children were in their teen council meeting.
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  • Jackie
    January 1, 1970
    When Greg’s family unexpectedly inherits money from Aunt Reba’s estate, they are all in a tizzy deciding what to do with the windfall. Of course, every family member has his own idea. But, since Greg’s mom is the only one that ever wrote Aunt Reba a thank-you note (she says?!!), she gets to decide. So....mom dreams of a new bigger, modern kitchen. Actually Greg’s on board with that idea, too. But, in true Heffley fashion renovation goes terribly awry. The house, the addition, and the family are When Greg’s family unexpectedly inherits money from Aunt Reba’s estate, they are all in a tizzy deciding what to do with the windfall. Of course, every family member has his own idea. But, since Greg’s mom is the only one that ever wrote Aunt Reba a thank-you note (she says?!!), she gets to decide. So....mom dreams of a new bigger, modern kitchen. Actually Greg’s on board with that idea, too. But, in true Heffley fashion renovation goes terribly awry. The house, the addition, and the family are all under The Wrecking Ball. Permits, measurements, inspectors all come together to wreck (no pun intended) havoc on the project. Another hilarious, laugh-out-loud event in the life of Greg Heffley. Not quite sure how Kinney does it, but each Wimpy Kid gets better and better. And....this is one that adults should read if they ever decide to ‘remodel’ their house. They’ll be clued into everything that could possibly go wrong. HA!
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  • Angie
    January 1, 1970
    In the latest installment of the Wimpy Kid series, Greg and his parents have inherited some money after an aunt's death. Greg's mom decides that they are going to use the money to renovate and expand the kitchen. In true Wimpy Kid fashion, you know things aren't going to just be that easy. When one thing leads to another, the Heffley family is no better off than when the construction started, so they start to consider a move.I never miss out on reading from this series and am always happy In the latest installment of the Wimpy Kid series, Greg and his parents have inherited some money after an aunt's death. Greg's mom decides that they are going to use the money to renovate and expand the kitchen. In true Wimpy Kid fashion, you know things aren't going to just be that easy. When one thing leads to another, the Heffley family is no better off than when the construction started, so they start to consider a move.I never miss out on reading from this series and am always happy to see the next one come out. This addition stays true to the overall series, complete with a fun quip about school and the educational system. (As a teacher, that's always my favorite part.) Fans of the series will love this, and as always, it would also stand alone for those who haven't read any of the previous 13 books.
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  • Abdulghaniyy Popoola
    January 1, 1970
    It was about a girl and a boy and some friends who are playing with kites. But Then the kite got stuck in a tree. It is a book that can teach kids about not flying kites next to trees and not to fly kites in extreme winds "One warm and windy day, when Charlie and his friends decide to fly a kite it takes off and soars straight into a tree! One by one, Charlie's friends try to free the kite with their toys all of which end up stuck in the tree along with the kite. Just when it looks a It was about a girl and a boy and some friends who are playing with kites. But Then the kite got stuck in a tree. It is a book that can teach kids about not flying kites next to trees and not to fly kites in extreme winds "One warm and windy day, when Charlie and his friends decide to fly a kite it takes off and soars straight into a tree! One by one, Charlie's friends try to free the kite with their toys all of which end up stuck in the tree along with the kite. Just when it looks as though everything is stuck forever, the cat loses its footing on a branch and sets off a chain reaction, sending their toys to the ground. But guess who is stuck now?". I think this book is aimed for people like 5-8 years old. I particularly like this book because the silliness of them trying to get the kite out is hilarious.
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  • Kendrick
    January 1, 1970
    Greg is currently living in the same house when he comes to trouble with chores and his great grandmother died with some money for the family. These chores are becoming a big deal. What his family decides to do is, to make an extended kitchen. But that doesn't turn out well and they end having to make the decision of moving to a new house. They soon find this new house but not the whole family is an agreement until they get to this house. But they don't have enough money to buy it so they decide Greg is currently living in the same house when he comes to trouble with chores and his great grandmother died with some money for the family. These chores are becoming a big deal. What his family decides to do is, to make an extended kitchen. But that doesn't turn out well and they end having to make the decision of moving to a new house. They soon find this new house but not the whole family is an agreement until they get to this house. But they don't have enough money to buy it so they decide to sell their house. But they don't get any luck with that until later that night a family comes since they are from another town, and (out of pure luck) the family decides to buy only if they make the house in better shape. They try to do that but it ends up not working because of mixed-up plans, hot-tub falling through the house, wet cement, smoke, and wasps.
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  • Gunnark
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this book because it was funny and ridiculous like all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Once again, Jeff Kinney delivers with a simple plot, a hilarious problem and an inconclusive ending, I loved it!Spoilers l l l v This time, the Hefflyes inherit a small fortune from their dead aunt. The Heffleys decide to use it to get home improvements. The people who build the home improvements build it too close to a neighbor I liked this book because it was funny and ridiculous like all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Once again, Jeff Kinney delivers with a simple plot, a hilarious problem and an inconclusive ending, I loved it!Spoilers l l l v This time, the Hefflyes inherit a small fortune from their dead aunt. The Heffleys decide to use it to get home improvements. The people who build the home improvements build it too close to a neighbors house so that can't build it. Now, the Heffleys have run out of money and are forced to quit. In the end, the Heffleys try to buy a new house but they can't because they can sell the house that they own.
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  • Firetruckmama
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoy the Wimpy Kid series, and I'm an adult who jumped on board with the first book. This book just felt a bit flat - the home improvement part was a bit over the top (but everything in Greg's life is!) and while I liked the part about selling the home (again, over the top, but that's Greg's perspective on things) but it fell flat this time. I liked Rowley's part in this book, but he seemed like such a minor character this time, that it was almost like an afterthought to include him. I still I enjoy the Wimpy Kid series, and I'm an adult who jumped on board with the first book. This book just felt a bit flat - the home improvement part was a bit over the top (but everything in Greg's life is!) and while I liked the part about selling the home (again, over the top, but that's Greg's perspective on things) but it fell flat this time. I liked Rowley's part in this book, but he seemed like such a minor character this time, that it was almost like an afterthought to include him. I still have hope for this series - and I do greatly enjoy the audio narrator - so I'll give the next book a read, but this book didn't work as well as the earlier books for me.
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  • Renae Grace
    January 1, 1970
    My 10-year-old and I are starting a book club together! Our first read was the latest installment in the Wimpy Kid series and is full of all the zany circumstances that seem to follow Greg around. My favorite character is Manny, whose dream bedroom is simply that it be filled with chocolate pudding. And I certainly empathize with Greg’s mom. All she wants is a little upgrade to their house after getting a surprise inheritance from a deceased aunt (even though...spoiler...they accidentally attend My 10-year-old and I are starting a book club together! Our first read was the latest installment in the Wimpy Kid series and is full of all the zany circumstances that seem to follow Greg around. My favorite character is Manny, whose dream bedroom is simply that it be filled with chocolate pudding. And I certainly empathize with Greg’s mom. All she wants is a little upgrade to their house after getting a surprise inheritance from a deceased aunt (even though...spoiler...they accidentally attend the wrong funeral). Yes, I can commiserate - with kids (and pets) around it’s hard to have nice things! 😆
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  • Lynn
    January 1, 1970
    Love this series so much! These books are truly timeless, I started reading them almost five years ago and I haven't looked back. Although they are intended for pre-teen aged readers, there is something here for everyone! Such a quick read with the same fast-paced plot line and love-able characters. Highly highly recommend! Sidebar- If you are trying to learn a language Wimpy Kid has been translated into everything short of Dothraki (give them time). I cannot tell you how much this helped me with learning Love this series so much! These books are truly timeless, I started reading them almost five years ago and I haven't looked back. Although they are intended for pre-teen aged readers, there is something here for everyone! Such a quick read with the same fast-paced plot line and love-able characters. Highly highly recommend! Sidebar- If you are trying to learn a language Wimpy Kid has been translated into everything short of Dothraki (give them time). I cannot tell you how much this helped me with learning French.
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  • Mr. Gottshalk
    January 1, 1970
    I finished the latest installment in the series in less than a day! It’s more of the same… One unfortunate event leads to another thing which leads to another thing which leads to another thing. The funniest moment, for me, was when an obscure aunt dies, and the Heffleys go to the wrong funeral! There are some other laugh out loud moments. The book is very similar to all the others. By being so similar, it has many creative plot twists and moments when I had to keep turning the pages, and that’s I finished the latest installment in the series in less than a day! It’s more of the same… One unfortunate event leads to another thing which leads to another thing which leads to another thing. The funniest moment, for me, was when an obscure aunt dies, and the Heffleys go to the wrong funeral! There are some other laugh out loud moments. The book is very similar to all the others. By being so similar, it has many creative plot twists and moments when I had to keep turning the pages, and that’s because of Kinney’s unique writing style. Will continue reading as long as they’re written!
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  • Fred Forbes
    January 1, 1970
    The old "in for a penny, in for a pound". Started this series long ago and find it entertaining. Yes, I know it is for kids but for those of us with a sophomoric sense of humor, an appreciation for clever stories and the fun of seeing adult situations through the eyes of a kid, it is a fun read. You will enjoy seeing some of the issues you've had to wrestle with and glad to see they are universal. Well done, as usual.
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  • Gigi
    January 1, 1970
    This book was worth the wait, and when it arrived it came in like a wrecking ball. Greg always loved the idea of expanding his house. When he comes into an unexpected inheritance, his family can now get the house of their dreams. I loved this book because the illustrations helped the reader visualize what was happening. I would recommend this book to students in grades 5-8. I would also recommend this book to people who love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and who love comedy.
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  • Aidan D
    January 1, 1970
    It was a great book I was really into it because I spent 2 hours straight reading the book and I am kind of glad they didn't move because the house they live in now has a lot of wrong stuff about it so that it is perfect for them and the new one didn't seem that impressive. I hope they come out with a new Diary of a wimpy kid because they are really fun to read.
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  • Diana
    January 1, 1970
    I don't like these books anymore. Greg is in junior high now and it's not cute anymore. His family is doing a construction project on their house, and it's one problem after another. I do like the illustrations. However, my kids at work still like to read them, so I guess that's the important thing.
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    Another Greg Heffley adventure that will not disappoint!! Greg’s great aunt Reba passes away and leaves the family an inheritance. What should they do with it? And so begins plans for home improvement!! (Which never goes as planned...)Fun for kids, but the author still has this 35 year old Mama laughing!!
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  • Sarah Hay
    January 1, 1970
    When Greg's great aunt dies the family comes in to some money. Despite consulting the family during a dreaded meeting Greg's mom decides that the money will be used to add onto the house and make the kitchen bigger. But, in true Wimpy Kid style, construction doesn't go well and the house ends up a literal wreck.Good for ages 8 and up
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    Another disaster tale in the Greg Heffley / Jeff Kinney juggernaut. These books are very popular with the children from my library....and I’m sure this latest tale of woe, written from the point of view of the self obsessed middle-child, Greg, will be a hit too.I do love how the Heffley’s family meetings are never resolved unless ‘Mom’ gets what she wants.
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  • Siera
    January 1, 1970
    The ending of the book made me feel a little weird because something strange happens. I don't want to say what it is but I would be upset if it happened to me. I really liked the book because it was interesting to read.
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