Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 13 PDF- The Meltdown

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 13 pdf

Download Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 13 PDF by Jeff Kinney – From Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 13: When snow shuts down Greg Heffley’s middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson. 

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It’s a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighborhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?



My kids were looking forward to this book. I always read these books first, though. Though the content of the Wimpy books walks the line of kids’ behavior and innocent silliness sometimes, we talk about it together. My kids are upper elementary, so Third Wheel didn’t make the cut either. But this particular story troubled me more, so it won’t be in the hands of my kids this round either. Captions that say, “In your butt”; peeing or pooping in public with other kids watching; getting into a grandparent’s house without permission while she’s away for winter to eat her snacks, turn on a furnace, and watch her TV (who pays the bill?); to throw a snowball inside a school bus toward the driver; to be bullied and terrorized; to set up turf wars, not just for snowball fun but with real fear of others in other parts of a neighborhood (or socio level); mom having a private talk with him about boys’ normal fantasies when she catches them jumping around together in their underwear; packing yellow snow or dog feces to throw on kids for fun; stereotypes of boys being horrible and utterly stupid in school while girls are perfect… all of it bugged me this time. 98% just not funny. The only thing I found truly sweet was when he forgot to dress in a cultural costume for a social studies country report, and chose to raid the lost and found closet to create something to pass, only to have people from the actual country present for the presentation. Sweet and innocent hilarity and embarrassment there. Oh, loved the girls’ driveway clearing business too. Come on, Jeff. Kids, teachers, and parents need you more. Do better.


First the good. This book lets kids see that it’s okay to complain about some of the things they might be experiencing (although Greg has way more complaints than most). Greg gets himself into trouble a lot. It will make readers laugh – how could you not? And, it’s a good transition book for reluctant readers since there are lots of pictures and the author capitalizes words regularly to show where the emphasis should be placed. For parents, there’s a nice vocabulary range (a few borderline words, too.)

The negative. A caution for the author and the reason I rated this a 1: Where Greg’s complaining about people at his school, including the guy whose sweater has the same stains every day, and the girl who has lice and spreads it? I think that no youngster wants to go to school every day with the same stains on their sweater, and no child willingly or knowingly spreads lice. Not every house or apartment has a washing machine and many schools have homeless kids. Also, some parents work two and three jobs and are too tired to see to all of their kids’ needs. Sad, but it’s the reality and we need to be sensitive to this. So criticizing these kids, making fun of them; not good. Also, I think I would have liked the book better if maybe, just once or twice, Gregory did something nice for others. He thinks about his needs first, as many in his age group do…but there are also many kids whose parents have taught them to do the occasional good deed. I’ve seen many mischievous kids do nice things. As a writer with the huge audience author Kinney has, he has a chance to set an example and show readers that even misfits can do good things. And, wonder of wonders, they may even (begrudgingly) feel good about themselves. We can still laugh at the many scrapes Gregory gets into, but please, let’s see the good side of his humanity, too.

Summary of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 13 PDF

This study guide was written using the following edition of the book: Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown. 2018 Amulet Books Hardcover.

Jeff Kinney’s hybrid novel/graphic novel Journal of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown is written in the first-person diary entries of the narrator, an unremarkable junior high teenager called Greg Heffley. Greg’s entries are formatted in a style that resembles handwriting on the diary’s pages. Greg’s life stories are also intermingled with sparse drawings that depict both real-world occurrences as well as imaginations and daydreams.

Greg’s diary begins in January on a Monday. Greg is concerned about coming global warming because it is unusually warm for January. When Greg gets to school, he suddenly realizes that he has forgotten to work on his huge project about Malta. That was the deadline for the project. Greg improvises a craft using items he finds around the campus. When many of the presenters, who are exhibiting their projects to visiting elementary school students, get into a big argument, the shoddy nature of his product is temporarily obscured.

It will be cold and snowy the next week. On their lengthy trek home to Upper Surrey Street, Greg and his closest pal Rowley try to come up with new strategies to stay warm. Because Greg’s grandma is on vacation, they decide to utilize the extra key to get access to her home. Greg and Rowley are astonished when Greg’s mother enters the house to use the laundry machine after spending the afternoon watching TV. Greg’s washing machine is malfunctioning.

The amount of snow and cold weather increases in February. Greg tries to create a pair of snowshoes out of sneakers and pizza boxes after unintentionally melting the bottoms of his boots to the fireplace in his house, but it fails miserably. Because of the snow, school is dismissed early on Thursday, and Greg and Rowley try to catch the Whirley Street school bus to avoid walking home. After another student on the bus throws a snowball, the bus driver refuses to drive any further. Greg and Rowley are forced to walk home after boarding the wrong bus. They are afraid that if they get lost in the woods, the mythical Goat Man will take them. They eventually make their way out of the woods.

Although school is canceled on Friday, Greg must complete tasks and care for his younger brother Manny instead of watching television. Greg and Rowley are forced to play outside on Saturday. They attempt to build an igloo, but it is trampled by other Surrey Street kids. Greg’s father pushes them to fight back boldly. The snow plow did not come to Greg’s street on Sunday, so many kids built their own forts with their own flags.

Within a short period of time, the entire neighborhood is engulfed in a massive snowball war between Upper Surrey Street (where Greg and Rowley live) and Lower Surrey Street. When the kids from Lower Surrey Street utilize a previous resident, Trevor Nix, as a decoy, the youngsters from Upper Surrey Street are ambushed. The children of Surrey Street band together to fend off a snowball attack by the children of Whirley Street. The kids then band together to defend themselves against a snowball onslaught by the mysterious, older Mingos who live in the forest. When the plow finally passes through the street, the snowball fight is over. Greg later reflects that one of his abilities is the ability to survive and persevere in any situation.

About the Author

Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA TodayNew York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. The Meltdown, book 13, was published in October 2018, and was a #1 bestselling book. His latest book, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal, was published in April 2019. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

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