Each week we will feature reviews of materials in the AAS library’s collection. Reviews are written by members of the AAS community.
This review is of a middle grade novel, reviewed by Katya Vinogradova, Library Assistant.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
by Jeff Kinney
Finally we’re back on track! The last couple of books were, quite frankly, disappointing, and I was afraid that Kinney lost his magic touch. But he’s back to his hilarious self with this latest volume of Greg Heffley’s misadventures.
This time around, Greg is all alone. He didn’t have many friends to begin with, but now his best friend Rowley went and found himself a girlfriend! Such unforgivable betrayal leaves Greg shaken and lost. He tries to fill the void, but finding a new friend proves to be a difficult task. Greg discovers the amazing powers of the Magic 8 Ball and uses it for everything from school work to chores. It doesn’t help him find new friends, but gives him advice (some even useful).
Kinney also needed to fill the void and decided to introduce more members of the Heffley clan. And what a great decision that turned out to be! Each more eccentric than the next, Greg’s relatives provide the laughs and heart that we’ve come to value in the Wimpy Kid series.
If rumors are true, and this turns out to be the last book in series, I think Kinney’s given his characters a really nice farewell.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is available now in the Djupedal (SERIES KIN) and ES library (F KIN).