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Hard Luck: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK8) by [Jeff Kinney]

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Greg Heffley’s eighth adventure (but who’s counting?) centers on his relationship with his best friend, Rowley—more specifically, the demise of that relationship when Rowley gets a girlfriend. At first, Greg tries to insert himself into the mix, but he soon tires of Abigail’s pathological control (she changes Rowley’s hairstyle) and fussy propriety (she won’t let him eat off of the cafeteria floor). And so Greg must navigate the minefield of middle school, with its hero points, dollar-store sneakers, and the looming shadow of summer school, all by himself. Without a sidekick, Greg spends more time at home, suffering the attentions of his “colorful” extended family, like Aunt Audra, who drags him along to a psychic visit. Greg begins consulting Rodrick’s forgotten Magic 8 Ball and thinks maybe that will turn his luck around. As ever, Kinney strikes his comic target in the bull’s-eye, exaggerating the trials of adolescence just enough to make them real while deftly exposing the insecurities behind Greg’s bravado with his super, simple drawings. Will Greg and Rowley make up? Either way, devotees need not worry; there is plenty more angst in store. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Kinney’s books are best-sellers on every list out there, and his rabid fans will be chomping at the bit to get another taste of the Wimpy Kid. Grades 5-8. --Thom Barthelmess --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. The Meltdown, book 13, was published in October 2018, and was a #1 bestselling book. His latest book, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal, was published in April 2019. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story. --This text refers to the cassette edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00FJHWZGG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin eBooks (November 6, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 6, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 79728 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
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Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid series. He is a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for 'Favorite Book' and has been named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and later moved to New England where he and his wife own a bookstore, 'An Unlikely Story'.

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PRAISE FOR WIMPY KID:

“Parents and educators applaud it as a visually friendly gateway for unwilling readers.”

NEW YORK TIMES

“The Big Fish in publishing right now.”

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Kinney is right up there with J. K. Rowling as one of the bestselling children’s authors on the planet.”

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“One of the most successful authors in the world.”

FORBES

“In the publishing world, Kinney is a rock star.”

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