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Hard Luck: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book Eight

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Hard Luck: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book Eight

Jeff Kinney never fails to make us all laugh our pants off; he is a world renowned author, cartoonist, game designer, producer, actor and the amazing creator of the WIMPY KID series. Kinney has successfully written and illustrated one of the funniest series for middle grade readers out there. HARD LUCK is the eighth installment of the DIARY OF A WIMPY KID series, and it is continuously hilarious from beginning to end. 

"HARD LUCK will make you literally laugh out loud the entire time (even in public), which means it is a stupendous book!" 

Greg Heffley has a best friend named Rowley and they’ve been together through thick and thin… until a girl comes along. Rowley and his girlfriend are inseparable and Greg is extremely jealous because he realizes he doesn’t have any other friends to hang out with, and decides this had to change. He tries to mingle and fit in with the other cliques in school, and even makes an attempt at befriending the socially awkward Fregley. Once Fregley showed off his gum-chewing bellybutton trick, Greg quickly changed his mind. As the school year goes by, Greg becomes more doubtful that his luck would turn around, and believes that his best friend will be gone forever. Just when he was at his lowest point, Greg finds a lucky Magic 8 Ball that grants the answers to all of his problems. Could this little luck charm change Greg’s destiny, or will he be the lonely kid playing checkers with Mr. Nern for the rest of the year?

HARD LUCK will make you literally laugh out loud the entire time (even in public), which means it is a stupendous book! The scenarios that Greg Heffley and his friends experience aren’t just for kids; adults will get a real kick out of them too. The cartoons do a wonderful job of illustrating the story, and they even expand on it to give you an extra dash of humor. This is a series that you can read over and over and not get tired of!

Reviewed by Sheena Kowalski on November 14, 2013

Hard Luck: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book Eight
(Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8)
by Jeff Kinney

  • Publication Date: November 5, 2013
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Amulet Books
  • ISBN-10: 1419711326
  • ISBN-13: 9781419711329