Hot Best Seller

Wrecking Ball

Availability: Ready to download

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 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!


Compare

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 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!

30 review for Wrecking Ball

  1. 4 out of 5

    NZLisaM

    Creative, imaginative, amusing fun! Every year as November rolls around I prepare myself for a guaranteed rip-roaringly funny, entertaining, light read, when the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book hits the shelves. We're now up to no. 14 – Wrecking Ball, and this time around, Greg’s family decide to upgrade their house. But living amidst a construction site of course leads to all sorts of hilarity and disaster. I would not want to be neighbours with the Heffley's, or be any where near the vicinity Creative, imaginative, amusing fun! Every year as November rolls around I prepare myself for a guaranteed rip-roaringly funny, entertaining, light read, when the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book hits the shelves. We're now up to no. 14 – Wrecking Ball, and this time around, Greg’s family decide to upgrade their house. But living amidst a construction site of course leads to all sorts of hilarity and disaster. I would not want to be neighbours with the Heffley's, or be any where near the vicinity of their property. They have the best intentions, but every thing they touch backfires on them. They remind me of the Griswold Family from the National Lampoon films. Like The Simpsons, Greg and company never age – he’s permanently stuck in middle school, although Wrecking Ball’s main focus is his home life (parents and siblings) with few scenes in the school environment. Even Greg's best friend, Rowley rarely made an appearance, but he did have an entire journal devoted to him back in April – Diary of An Awesome Friendly Kid – so probably okay for him to take a backseat. As always the merging of narrative and comic illustrations are pure delight. Relax and enjoy. Recommended for all ages. And if you need cheering up, look no further.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Naman

    good

  3. 5 out of 5

    Faizat

    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!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Vikas

    This is the 14th yes #14 book in the series and for me this was just about there. I liked it but because they make you laugh here and there but most of the book was static only focusing on one thing at a time and then just getting stuck there. And Although I finish these books fairly quickly and honestly you can finish one of these in couple of hours easy. Ah well it was okay and I hope that next one would be funnier and better because after all there is going to be #15 for sure. People who don't This is the 14th yes #14 book in the series and for me this was just about there. I liked it but because they make you laugh here and there but most of the book was static only focusing on one thing at a time and then just getting stuck there. And Although I finish these books fairly quickly and honestly you can finish one of these in couple of hours easy. Ah well it was okay and I hope that next one would be funnier and better because after all there is going to be #15 for sure. People who don't read generally ask me my reasons for reading. Simply put I just love reading and so to that end I have made it my motto to just Keep on Reading. I love to read everything except for Self Help books but even those once in a while. I read almost all the genre but YA, Fantasy, Biographies are the most. My favorite series is of course Harry Potter but then there are many more books that I just adore. I have bookcases filled with books which are waiting to be read so can't stay and spend more time in this review, so remember I loved reading this and love reading more, you should also read what you love and then just Keep on Reading.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Brenda Kahn

    I guess I am stuck at age eleven because these books continue to make me laugh out loud. Greg is such a selfish dick, and yet, I can't help but cackle.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    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 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.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Hodgson

    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)

  8. 5 out of 5

    || Soph ||

    i only want this book bc cover is cool and miley cyrus is singing a mantra in my head

  9. 4 out of 5

    Isaiah

    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.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    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.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Eoghan

    I thought it was a very good book and at the end it had a very good twist.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Fred Forbes

    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.

  13. 5 out of 5

    TrishaIyer

    I thought the new wimpy kid book was really good.Gregory and his family are thinking about moving. If you want to know if the Greg and his family will move or not you should read it and find out.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Robert

    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 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.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mr. Gottshalk

    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!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sebastian Big Brain

    I think it was really good. I like the end a lot because i felt that it is funny in the books when things don't go the whey they are planned. That is what happend to the Heffley family and their house.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Anonymous

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I don't know what the hell is wrong with this website...why are u askin me to review before I even read it?

  18. 4 out of 5

    |•Nanno•|

    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 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.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Fizzgig76

    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 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.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lynley

    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 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.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Sammut

    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 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.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Firetruckmama

    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.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    It was good I liked the joke on the last page

  24. 5 out of 5

    Clare

    One of the best Diary of a Wimpy Kid books yet!! Good one, Jeff Kinney!!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Chastan Daniels

    cool

  26. 4 out of 5

    Chris Browning

    Last year’s Wimpy Kid book introduced the notion that Greg has always been upper middle class, if not full upper, and in this one we finally deal with a central aspect of the life of the upper middle class in youth: the home renovation. As per usual in these books, it goes poorly, and the whole thing ends with the Heffley’s almost moving before a series of events destroys their house and they are forced to stay, the buyers having pulled out. This is a bit disappointing, especially because a new Last year’s Wimpy Kid book introduced the notion that Greg has always been upper middle class, if not full upper, and in this one we finally deal with a central aspect of the life of the upper middle class in youth: the home renovation. As per usual in these books, it goes poorly, and the whole thing ends with the Heffley’s almost moving before a series of events destroys their house and they are forced to stay, the buyers having pulled out. This is a bit disappointing, especially because a new house and neighborhood would allow the series to move beyond reheated Greg and Rowley conflicts (which, as we learned in Rowley’s diary earlier this year mostly stem from Greg being an asshole), but it’s amusing to learn that Greg’s parents are also assholes who hate their neighbors and don’t really care about anything beyond their own lives. Ultimately though, it’s not that great or funny, and it’s strange that it breaks completely from reality w/r/t the issue of Manny’s house, but what else are you gonna expect from a series that’s been running this long. We need a finale soon or something, or I could just stop reading them, but I’m a fool so I’m not doing that.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Reilly

    Well, it was more enjoyable than the last few main series books but still nothing since old school has really been as good as the old ones. I feel like, they're almost more gimmicky? which isn't always a bad thing mind you, though I think it is in this case. What the difference is in my mind is that while the older books you felt like you were seeing a snapshot of Greg's life, there was some undercurrent story but you saw many aspects of his life. Nowadays we are often very stuck in one Well, it was more enjoyable than the last few main series books but still nothing since old school has really been as good as the old ones. I feel like, they're almost more gimmicky? which isn't always a bad thing mind you, though I think it is in this case. What the difference is in my mind is that while the older books you felt like you were seeing a snapshot of Greg's life, there was some undercurrent story but you saw many aspects of his life. Nowadays we are often very stuck in one location, one concept, rather than a wider journalistic viewpoint. This can have benefits and be good for the story, The Getaway and The Long Haul being good examples of this as we are shown how the Heffley's react to this new resort. But this story was very much JUST about the renovations. We got a little school story but it was very very focused on this one storyline. While this isn't necessarily a bad thing, that style was partly why I enjoy this series so much so is perhaps why I didn't enjoy this book as much as I could have while still adoring Rowley's spinoff (that one was also far funnier). Also, kinda wish Jeff really went for that disruption of status quo, the ending felt like a bit of a copout but I think that was just because I was so impressed he was actually going for such a dramatic change. I did enjoy the way this story portrayed Greg and Rowley's relationship though! That last scene with the two of them was important given everything that took place in Rowley's diary I think, not excusing Greg but still.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jackie

    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!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Abdulghaniyy Popoola

    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 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.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Angie

    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 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.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.