Diary of a Wimpy Kid 8 PDF: Hard Luck

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Download Diary of a Wimpy Kid 8 PDF: Hard Luck – Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a series of fiction books written by the American author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney. All the main books are the journals of the main character, Greg Heffley.

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Summary of Diary of a Wimpy Kid 8 PDF

Greg Heffley, a middle school youngster who can’t seem to get a break, is the protagonist of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck. When Greg’s best buddy, Rowley Jefferson, begins to spend all of his time with his new girlfriend, Abigail Brown, his luck begins to deteriorate. Greg sees everything after that as a downhill spiral, and it isn’t until he starts making his own decisions that his luck begins to alter.

Greg’s best friend Rowley has a girlfriend and spends all of his time with her, which is the main reason for this series of diary entries. Greg is frustrated that he is left alone to walk to and from school by himself, carry his books by himself, blow chocolate milk bubbles by himself, and play with the snowballs he and Rowley froze for a later date, among other things. Greg is frustrated not only because he can’t spend time with Rowley playing and having fun, but also because he’s left to do things like hunt for dog feces. Greg doesn’t consider any of the males at his lunch table to be his friends, so when Rowley and Abigail leave the table for the Couples Table, Greg is left without anybody to chat to, play with, or walk home with.

Greg chooses to take on Fregley, a young child, in order to see whether he can mold him into the kind of companion he desires. Greg teaches Fregley how to do things like scout for dog poop so Greg doesn’t walk in it, carry his books, and play the Five-Second Rule at the lunch table like Rowley did. Greg seeks to make Fregley into his amusing sidekick, but his plan backfires when Fregley’s popularity grows to the point where Greg is pushed out.

Greg was looking forward to Spring break so he could relax at home after all of the stress at school. His mother, on the other hand, throws a bombshell on the entire family: her relatives, including Greg’s aunts and cousins, will be in town for Easter. Greg goes into considerable depth about his family, naming and detailing several members of the clan, as well as the various reasons why each of them drives him insane. When Easter eventually arrives, he finds himself with even more family than he anticipated, as many of his extended family members had traveled to town for the occasion. The family begins well, but soon becomes embroiled in a squabble over Meemaw’s lost diamond ring. Greg is relieved when his father orders Aunt Gretchen and her twin boys to leave after only two days since one of the boys phoned the cops because the refrigerator was out of ketchup. When Greg discovers a Magic 8 Ball under Rodrick’s bed during his extended family’s vacation, it’s a highlight. He begins to make all of his decisions that can be answered with a yes/no answer utilizing the Magic 8 Ball.

Greg continues to use his Magic 8 Ball at school, despite the fact that it is to his harm. Greg is suspected of cheating when he utilizes the Magic 8 Ball to answer problems on a Social Studies test. When Greg arrives in the Vice Principal’s office, Vice Principal Roy informs him that if his grades do not improve in the next few weeks, he would be required to attend summer school. Greg is prepared to go to any length to escape this dilemma, so he buckles down and works diligently to complete all of his unfinished homework projects. The Science Fair assignment is the most important job Greg must complete in order to avoid summer school. Greg considers buying an old project from a group of students who are selling it illegally, but decides against it. In order to finish the project, Greg stays late at school and stays up until 11:30 p.m. the night before it is due.

Greg gets hired as the Yearbook photographer, which is a new development at school. He likes the job because it pays $5 for each photo that is used in the Yearbook, but he finds it difficult to balance his usual schoolwork with the demands of capturing candid photos of his classmates. Greg enjoys retouching photographs, but the way he does so makes others appear ridiculous or even stupid. Greg eventually resigns after being forced to shoot a Cutest Couple photo of Rowley and Abigail.

Rowley and Abigail break up one week after their photo session because Abigail decides to return to her ex-boyfriend. Greg reaches out to Rowley after a few days and the two rekindle their friendship. Greg began to accept responsibility for his acts and perceive a difference in his luck as soon as he started working harder at school, but it is only until he regains his friendship with Rowley that he is truly a true buddy again.

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Befitting a teen’s diary, the books are filled with hand-written notes and simple drawings of Greg’s daily adventures. Buy From Amazon

Since the release of the online version in May 2004, most of the books have garnered positive reviews and commercial success. As of February 2008, it has been purchased one million times.

The first, second, fourth, and ninth installments have been adapted into films by 20th Century Fox.[4]

The website Poptropica released islands in the theme of Diary of a Wimpy Kid called Wimpy Wonderland and Wimpy Boardwalk, both of which credit Kinney in an ambiguous contributor’s role.

Editorial Reviews – Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hard Luck PDF

From Booklist

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. Grades 5-8. –Thom Barthelmess

Review – Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hard Luck PDF

In 2007, the first volume in a series of children’s books was published. It exploded onto the elementary school scene and got America’s school children reading again. As new books appeared in subsequent years, children snapped them up and devoured them. To them, it was the literary event of the year.

No, this book series was not Harry Potter (published 1997-2007). This new series followed the misadventures of lazy unprincipled undisciplined middle school miscreant Greg Heffley. And school children everywhere ate them up. While the buzz over these books eventually died down, they are every bit as good as when they were first released, and each new addition to the series remains hilarious. If your child is a reluctant reader and/or 8 – 10 years old, definitely get him or her started on the first book! (While the protagonist is a boy, my children are both girls. In my experience with my own and other children, both genders love these books.)

As the title “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” implies, the books are written from Greg’s point of view. Hand drawn pictures abound on every page. The text is so clever that children, adolescents, and adults can all appreciate it. When a new book is released, there is a gentle fight at our house over who gets to read it first. There is one illustration in the first book that was so hilarious that I laughed till I cried. (I won’t spoil it for you with details.) My younger daughter still talks about how Greg’s idiot older brother misspelled the family dog’s name on his personalized dog dish: Sweaty.

Just like with Harry Potter, I recommend that you read the books in order, although each book can certainly stand alone. As I write in early 2019, here are the books currently in the series:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2007)
Rodrick Rules (2008)
The Last Straw (2009)
Dog Days (2009)
The Ugly Truth (2010)
Cabin Fever (2011)
The Third Wheel (2012)
Hard Luck (2013)
The Long Haul (2014)
Old School (2015)
Double Down (2016)
The Getaway (2017)
The Meltdown (2018)

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to reread the books. I can always use a good laugh!

Author: Jeff Kinney
Genre: Comedy, Young adult fiction
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication date: April 1, 2007
Cover artist: Jeff Kinney; Chad W. Beckerman

Pages: 213

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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