Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Extra helping of potty humor in 8th installment.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 21 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Underdog back in Book filled with potty humor.

It’s safe to say for certain, this has A bucket filled with potty humor. On the nudity side, On page 118, aunt Gretchen‘s two kids Peek in the shower While Greg in inside, when taking a picture of him. Also Greg is shown taking a dump, When the phone is dropped in the toilet. Also down by the street, three boys are shown undressing down to their underwear wrestling in the front yard. Also sweetie Farts in Dad’s face. People who are puny should be supervised while reading the book .

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 9+

Christina's Review

My book is Diary of A Wimpy Kid," Hard Luck." Rowley was Greg's best friend. Rowley left Greg for the reason of getting a girlfriend. In the book Greg stated,"Rowley would be the last person on earth I would think to get a girlfriend!" Greg was not very fond of Rowley's girlfriend either, for she was the reason for his friendship with Rowley ending. The problem with Rowley not hanging out with Greg was that Greg started to get lonely so he made the decision to replace Rowley. Greg tried to replace Rowley with the weirdo kid Fregley! Things between Greg and Fregley didn't end well, it was funny so you should read the book. I learned from Rowley that friends may not always be there in your life, it has to end something. I think that this book is a small guide of events that you can learn from. An example I read was about losing a friend, things can and will get better in time. I can recommend this book for people who like stick figures since this book is filled with them. This book is basically Greg Heffely's stick figured diary. Oh and by the way if you wanna know how Rowley and his little girlfriend ended up, totally read the book.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

Book Details

  • Author: Jeff Kinney
  • Illustrator: Jeff Kinney
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Amulet Books
  • Publication date: November 5, 2013
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 12
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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