In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowleyâs star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friendâs newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion. Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, “Just donât expect me to be all `Dear Diaryâ this and `Dear Diaryâ that.â Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he wontt do and what he actually does are two very different things. Since its launch in May 2004 on Funbrain.com, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day.
Paperback: 224 pages