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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Award-winning author/illustrator

by Jeff Kinney (author)

Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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Product Description

Greg’s luck is out – but yours is definitely in. Yes, the year’s hottest read has arrived! It’s book eight in the mega-selling series, and the laughs are piled high as our favourite wimp finds himself on a losing streak. He’s got no mates, no girlfriend; nothing but bad luck. Can a roll of the dice turn things around? It’s the funniest book of the year – and now you can get your mitts on it. Don’t be the only wimpy kid without your own copy!

Product Details

Format

Hardback

ISBN

9780141350677

Publisher

Puffin Books

Date published

November 6th, 2013

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.5; Middle years; 3.0 points

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Jeff Kinney

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Jeff Kinney is now a household name – The Diary of A Wimpy Kid series was an instant international bestseller and has now been made into two blockbuster films. As well as being a bestselling author, Jeff is also an online developer and designer. He lives with his family in Massachusetts, USA.

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  1. mateusz
    on 14 November 2013

    Diary of a wimpy kid hard luck

    It is the best book I have ever read.

    EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5

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    Amazeballs123
    on 2 February 2016

    This book is absolutely amazing… It is about a boy named Greg trying to get through the life of a teenage boy. Rowley finds a girlfriend… but does the girl really like Rowley? Will he still be able to keep his friendship with Greg? I give it a 5-star rating!!

    5out of 5
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    Ice-creamgirl
    on 27 February 2015

    I LOVE THIS BOOK ALL BOOKS AT HOME LOL ROWLEY I LOVE IT

    5out of 5
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    ellab2704
    on 2 February 2015

    amazing!

    5out of 5
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    treegift12
    on 20 December 2014

    This is a great book even though it says 9+ it should be 7+ Suitable for all ages

    I am a BOOKWORM LOL

    4out of 5
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    ProfessorPotato
    on 18 December 2014

    I really enjoyed reading this funny novel. Once again, Jeff Kinney has plotted a twist within the storyboard. Broken friendship. Drama. No-more friends?.Alone.Nobody. Like all the books, there is always a happy ending, but if you want to solve the mystery of what happened, I urge you to purchase this book!

    5out of 5
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    grreeg9
    on 21 October 2014

    it is the latest book which i have read & i loved it

    5out of 5
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    yousseif2014
    on 17 October 2014

    It is a nice book and I have one of that

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    heba20146749
    on 25 September 2014

    I love wimpy kid because they are stories and also like comics

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    bookworm3005
    on 24 July 2014

    Its a book you can totally not get bored full of a load of fun…. just dont wanna put it down when i have started to read it its a book that i would suggest for thers to read but i lobed it and i rate it 10 ut of 10…..=)

    5out of 5
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    writergirl11
    on 23 July 2014

    I really like this book it’s really funny and interseting

    5out of 5
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    alex30g
    on 25 June 2014

    it is the normal Greg Heffley story. His Hard Luck life

    4out of 5
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    ILoveBooks1595
    on 27 May 2014

    I couldn’t put this book down, this is one of my favourite books ever!

    5out of 5
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    EpicReader
    on 28 April 2014

    Considering the fact that this is Jeff Kinney’s 8th Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, it’s still pretty decent, but I wouldn’t say it’s best book. But if you liked the previous books, I would still totally recommend reading it.

    4out of 5
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    katiecool4
    on 4 April 2014

    It is really awesome! From the whole wimpy kid series this book is the best!

    5out of 5
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    malaman
    on 27 March 2014

    I have read Diary of a wimpy kid Hard Luck. It is a great book because you get to read about rowley jefferson geting a girlfriend while greg heffley has to search for a new best friend. “But a lot can change “

    5out of 5
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    twitty2014
    on 21 March 2014

    loved it

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    bogdog450
    on 20 March 2014

    COOL!

    4out of 5
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    Diaryofwimpykid22
    on 16 March 2014

    it’s very very funny . i LOVE IT. Anyone just read it and you’ll get obsessed

    2out of 5
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    Aslan16
    on 15 March 2014

    BRRIIILLLLIIIIIAAAAAANNNNNNNTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
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    cutiekid
    on 13 March 2014

    This book is awsome nothing could be as hard as HARD LUCK! this book came in 5 of my fav books ever thanks so much scholastic.com i do book club and it comes in every 2 weeks for me my school is Harristown state primary school our school vaules are safety,responsible , respect,last but not least learning. i love scholastic so much thanks you for deatacating this book my names Emma and i love scholastic !

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    bookdudet
    on 11 March 2014

    I want to read this book I love these books as much as Jeremy stong

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    sa3o0ody
    on 9 March 2014

    #1 in this week!!!!!!!!!!

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    Horan7715
    on 9 March 2014

    Oh my god this book is amazingly great

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    Hannahlili
    on 9 March 2014

    I liked this whole series as all of the books are jam packed with fun and laughter! I hope the author is planning the next book in the series!!

    4out of 5
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    Rumaitha12
    on 9 March 2014

    I think this book was the best as the illustrations cannot have been better. The diary was a great story i liked it a lot.

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    eoghan12205
    on 8 March 2014

    Greg is a boy who is going to middle school. His best friend Rowely has ditched him to be with a girl. This stinks because Rowely normally helped Greg get to school now he always had a problem with walking to school as he cant keep an eye out for dog poo. With a few twist and turns will their friendship even last?? I’d recommend this book for an age rating of 7-12 years and I’d give it 4 stars.

    4out of 5
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    sedju
    on 8 March 2014

    i am looking forward to the next one i like reading about greg

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    zippy123
    on 8 March 2014

    Great book. it is very funny :)

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    Leahka99
    on 8 March 2014

    Loved the part when the teacher thought Gregg was cheating on the test with his magic 8 ball

    5out of 5
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    Potterfan7
    on 8 March 2014

    It sure is hard luck for greg, rowley with his girlfriend. No mates, and parents who are always pushing him around. what will he do to push his popularity to his all time high??

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    alibaba4
    on 7 March 2014

    A funny book

    5out of 5
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    bookaholic202
    on 7 March 2014

    This is really good and funny just like all the other wimpy kid books. I cant believe Rowley got a girlfriend though.

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    AngelofDeath
    on 7 March 2014

    This is the latest book in the wimpy kid’s series. It’s all about luck and believing on yourself. In my opinion it is not as funny as the previous books but definitely a good read.

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    bee100xxx
    on 6 March 2014

    Greg Heffley needs HELP and FAST! Rowley Jefferson has ditched him just because of a …WAIT! You have to read the book to find out why, also finding new friends in Secondary school is proving to be a Tough task! Is Greg’s life destined to be just another Hard-luck story?

    4out of 5
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    Spidergirl
    on 6 March 2014

    I want to read that book

    5out of 5
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    Ginnyw11
    on 6 March 2014

    Jeff Kinney has made a really good series here and hard luck sums up everything. I hope we all hear Jeff Kinney writes some more!!

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    Readingwizard55
    on 6 March 2014

    All these books are sooo funny they are really hard to put down.

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    sidratopup
    on 6 March 2014

    this book is very good!

    5out of 5
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    Earthma
    on 6 March 2014

    I like it, there are some funny bits. But I think the school is tough because kids are bullies, they call bad names and are allowed to be violent

    3out of 5
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    twinkletoes6284
    on 6 March 2014

    I recomend more people to read about Rowley and his girl friend Abigail.

    Find out more if you read this book

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    inaminamynahmofan
    on 6 March 2014

    I think Kinney has surpassed himself this time. It makes you want to keep on reading. It seems like you are in a magical world with Greg.

    5out of 5
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    Jacquelinewilson677
    on 5 March 2014

    If you like the rest of the diary of a wimpy kid books ye wil LOVE this one

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    pumkin14
    on 5 March 2014

    This book was amazing ☺️ I could not believe my eyes when I read the blurb😊the book was like eating ice cream in spain😄ways to describe this book😛eye popping,mind boggling ,puls racing.

    THIS BOOK WAS THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!

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    heart29
    on 5 March 2014

    A very addictive book! And the jokes were really quite funny !

    5out of 5
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    Catherine0703
    on 5 March 2014

    Greg discovers all of his moms parenting secrets when looking through her wardrobe and he isn’t to impressed

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    birdie90
    on 4 March 2014

    Loved it . he is a lazy boy who wants girls !

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    Jwbooksrule
    on 4 March 2014

    I loved it a can’t believe that Roslyn’s going out with Abigail

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    Venera2
    on 4 March 2014

    No words can describe this book. All you want is for it never to finish!!!

    5out of 5
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    Sushi21
    on 4 March 2014

    I got this book as my birthday present. I like all the series. I read them all at least three times!

    5out of 5
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    Zoe7890
    on 4 March 2014

    i l♥ve this so much i would reccomend this book to everyone

    5out of 5
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    lebbyland27
    on 4 March 2014

    once again I love the diary of a wimpy kid book, I read them over and over again but never get bored. All they do is make me laugh. But this book is really good, like all the others

    5out of 5
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    keekee123
    on 4 March 2014

    His luck is absolutely completly positively out

    5out of 5
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    Cheerforevers
    on 4 March 2014

    This is the latest book and Greg and rowley have fallen out because of rowleys new relationship.

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    Book-Club-Review-Team
    on 24 February 2014

    Greg is used to having hard luck, like his best mate, Rowly leaving him for someone else, but when he finds a magic eight ball the tables are turned. Greg and his magic eight ball helps him answer terrible hard thinking questions. It seems to easy, until he enters a test. Greg gets his magic eight ball out, shakes it, but as he does it flys out his hands and rolls to his teachers feet. Of course they think it’s a MAGIC DEVICE! As They take it of him, Greg has to survive with out it so now it’s just himself. Until he realises he didn’t need it anyway! Without his magic eight ball Greg single hardly tries to win back his best pal, Rowly.

    I think this book is really good and it makes you want to keep flicking the page over. It also makes you laugh out loud and it puts you in Greg’s footsteps.

    Charlotte, aged 11

    5out of 5
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    Roger1
    on 21 February 2014

    This a very good Book.

    5out of 5
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    lilliepad1502
    on 18 February 2014

    I LOVED IT! I liked the part when Greg took a photo of Fregley blowing a piece of bubble gum from his belly button!

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    rockymonkey2001
    on 17 February 2014

    It’s really funny, fun and a great read. I would recommend this book to everyone who loves a laugh!!!

    5out of 5
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    funtime-egger
    on 14 February 2014

    My parents bought me this book for Christmas 2013 and I LOVE IT! I read it everyday for 3 days theni have read it all, i have read all the diary of wimpy kid books and i wouldn’t change any bit inside it. It is fun and funny to read and you wont be able to stop reading as when you read to the end of the page its sorta like a cliff hanger so you want to read on to see what happens. Yes I 100% recommend you buying this book and reading it. 5 star!

    1out of 5
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    patrick123
    on 13 February 2014

    I loved this book. Great adventures with Greg and Friends!

    5out of 5
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    Esther13
    on 29 January 2014

    this book is very interesting and funny so I hope you all enjoy it. PEACE OUT . TTYL

    1out of 5
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    daisy12344
    on 25 January 2014

    i loved it it is so AWESOME i am eager to end the book

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    Rmcc
    on 23 January 2014

    I really want to read it it sounds great

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    maitana
    on 23 January 2014

    I think thaqt the book is really funny and and realy intresting too : )

    5out of 5
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    ayesha9
    on 23 January 2014

    This book is an amazing book.I still have not read the whole book as yet, but I am looking so much forward to reading all of it quit soon.I just couldn’t stop reading it. It has engaged me to read every day. I hope it does the same thing to other people.

    Thank you for writing this fascinating book for us readers.

    Written by Huda

    1out of 5
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    s14
    on 11 January 2014

    I think this book is great. But I prefer the others to this I like last straw, cabin fever, ugly truth, Rodrick rules, dog days

    3out of 5
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    Harrypotterfan2004
    on 11 January 2014

    Im Conor

    this book is amazing and i recommend it to the whole world

    this is a bestseller get it its amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4out of 5
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    fab4ever
    on 7 January 2014

    Here’s what I think about this book I absolutely loved it. It’s the best diary of a wimpy kid book in their whole series which are amazing and funny too! If I had to rate this book I would give it 5 STARS!!!

    5out of 5
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    kitty75
    on 4 January 2014

    I DO NOT LIKE THIS BOOK BECAUSE IS KIND OF BORING

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    cupcakes19
    on 1 January 2014

    JUST AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
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    platypig
    on 1 January 2014

    I’m reading this at the minute and it’s what you would expect from Jeff Kinney. It’s really good and I would recommend the whole series of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books.

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    chloe123410
    on 31 December 2013

    best diary of a wimpy kid ever im glad that in the end Rowley and greg become friends again cant wait for a new diary of a wimpy kid. if you like friendships you like people being in love and you like people relying on fate then read this book it is perfect for you well basically Rowley finds a girl friend and it breaks up greg and rowleys friendship then greg finds a magic 8 ball and relies on it to give him the correct choices in life then Rowley splits up with his girlfriend and greg and rowlley become friends again

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    Cutee11
    on 30 December 2013

    This book is actually not that bad it seems really interesting I really enjoyed it as well as my younger brother.I really want to read the full version I’ve read all of the diary of a wimpy kid books I <3 it.Who ever has not read all of the diary of a wimp kid has to read it u guys will love them.

    5out of 5
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    laiby11
    on 27 December 2013

    it’s a good book.greg’s gonna have a tough life.

    4out of 5
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    Lauren7777
    on 27 December 2013

    best book by jeff :)

    5out of 5
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    IkraHussain
    on 21 December 2013

    ITS A COOL BOOK!

    5out of 5
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    Imaan1905
    on 18 December 2013

    Loved this book if you want to read this you will love it

    5out of 5
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    sweetypie2124
    on 17 December 2013

    This book is very nice I would like to read it again.

    5out of 5
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    miriam19
    on 13 December 2013

    Parents need to know that Hard Luck is the eighth regular installment in the Wimpy Kid graphic novel series. Reluctant readers are huge fans of this bestselling series, which parents either tolerate because they’re thrilled their kid’s reading or dislike because the main character, Greg, is always doing something a little bit rotten.

    5out of 5
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    mickeymouse12
    on 13 December 2013

    This is a really nice book , I love it … Don’t forget to read it guys .

    5out of 5
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    roseyclo
    on 4 December 2013

    awesome book.

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    vivianha1021
    on 4 December 2013

    This book is great. I have nearly all the books. So, funny! :)

    5out of 5
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    hamburger20
    on 3 December 2013

    i want to read these books fully not the trailer

    1out of 5
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    mirie12345
    on 3 December 2013

    It’s so cool

    5out of 5
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    puffball4
    on 3 December 2013

    such a great book I did not wanna put it down cant wait for the next one

    5out of 5
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    Salamigirl
    on 23 November 2013

    It was Fantastic!!!!!!!! I love the bit when Greg, makes the photos of the yearbook look funnier to make his photos more interesting!!

    4out of 5
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    Madaboutpurple
    on 17 November 2013

    I havent read this book yet but it looks really good because Jeff kinney wrote it, can u tell me if this is a good book.

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    fellow
    on 16 November 2013

    I really want to know what happens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    youngproofty
    on 14 November 2013

    love this book my type of book

    5out of 5
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    lala389
    on 14 November 2013

    I haven’t read this book but I think its awesome

    5out of 5
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    1678
    on 12 November 2013

    I loved this book

    5out of 5
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    chelsea9876
    on 12 November 2013

    i love this book i really really need to get it .

    4out of 5
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    spacegirl2
    on 9 November 2013

    I loved it! For the people who haven’t read it I say Read It!!!It is soooooooooooo funny.

    5out of 5
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    hardluckkinney
    on 7 November 2013

    Hi.

    I can’t wait to see if I win the hard luck comp

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    Silverbird160
    on 30 October 2013

    Love this book but preferred dear dork but not the start of dear dork. like the end of this one and hope another one comes out

    5out of 5
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    NERF123
    on 26 October 2013

    Hilarious and dumb founded people in it as well

    5out of 5
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    pearlpixie58
    on 26 October 2013

    I really want to read this!!! I’ve read all the other wimpy kid books and there hilarious

    5out of 5
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    gracieee
    on 18 October 2013

    I thought this book was funny and I enjoyed reading it . I have read all the books and I love them all

    4out of 5