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Hard luck

by Kinney, Jeff,

Format: Large Print 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Library for the Blind Children's Large Print Books j FICTION Kinney CL10353
Location  CLP - Library for the Blind
Collection  Children's Large Print Books
Call Number  j FICTION Kinney CL10353
CLP - Library for the Blind Children's Large Print Books j FICTION Kinney CL10353
Location  CLP - Library for the Blind
Collection  Children's Large Print Books
Call Number  j FICTION Kinney CL10353
A #1 New York Times BestsellerDiary of a Wimpy Kid SeriesGreg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Greg Heffley's eighth adventure (but who's counting?) centers on his relationship with his best friend, Rowley more specifically, the demise of that relationship when Rowley gets a girlfriend. At first, Greg tries to insert himself into the mix, but he soon tires of Abigail's pathological control (she changes Rowley's hairstyle) and fussy propriety (she won't let him eat off of the cafeteria floor). And so Greg must navigate the minefield of middle school, with its hero points, dollar-store sneakers, and the looming shadow of summer school, all by himself. Without a sidekick, Greg spends more time at home, suffering the attentions of his colorful extended family, like Aunt Audra, who drags him along to a psychic visit. Greg begins consulting Rodrick's forgotten Magic 8 Ball and thinks maybe that will turn his luck around. As ever, Kinney strikes his comic target in the bull's-eye, exaggerating the trials of adolescence just enough to make them real while deftly exposing the insecurities behind Greg's bravado with his super, simple drawings. Will Greg and Rowley make up? Either way, devotees need not worry; there is plenty more angst in store. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Kinney's books are best-sellers on every list out there, and his rabid fans will be chomping at the bit to get another taste of the Wimpy Kid.--Barthelmess, Thom Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Is Greg Heffley's self-absorption catching up with him? Maybe so, since he spends much of the eighth book in Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series bemoaning his lack of friends. Rowley, his former right-hand man/doormat, is occupied with his new girlfriend, and Greg is so desperate for companionship that he even tries befriending class weirdo Fregley. "I could mold him into exactly the kind of friend I wanted," says Greg, who's basically looking for someone to lug his schoolbooks around and "scout ahead for dog poop" on the sidewalk. Clashes with Greg's extended family also figure in, as does Greg's discovery of a Magic 8-Ball. Kinney once again gets in plenty of funny jabs at pop culture and everyday kid life, from poster board science fair projects ("Does It Float?") to Greg's rediscovery of his flannel "Body Blankie," which, while supremely comfortable, proves to be a liability during gym class. With Kinney sticking to the same school- and family-based brand of situational humor that made the previous books so popular, his legions of fans will likely devour this eighth offering as well. Ages 8-12. Agent: Sylvie Rabineau, RWSG Literary Agency. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a wimpy kid (Series) ; 8.
Features Greg Heffly and his struggles through middle school
#1 - Diary of a wimpy kid
#2 - Rodrick rules
#3 - The Last straw
#4 - Dog days
#5 - The Ugly truth
#6 - Cabin fever
#7 - The Third wheel
#8 - Hard luck
#9 - The Long haul
#10 - Old school
#11 - Double down
#12 - The Getaway
#13 - The Meltdown
Subjects Large type books.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Fortune -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle school students -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Diaries -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Luck -- Fiction.
Middle schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Publisher Farminton Hills, Mich. :2017
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Description 229 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781410498717
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