Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #6)

Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #6)

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by Jeff Kinney
     
 

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Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least sort of.

The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he’s going to have to face the music, but could any

Overview

Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least sort of.

The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he’s going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?

Editorial Reviews

We'll let author Jeff Kinney describe this unconventional episode of his Wimpy Kid series. This is from a revealing Entertainment Weekly interview: "Cabin Fever is about the Heffley family being snowed in for the holidays and the claustrophobia that it creates... The idea behind the book is that as you're growing up, you're forging your identity, and that identity becomes hard to escape later on... Part of the book is about the claustrophobia of your identity—It's hard to forge a new one." And from that germ grew a very entertaining story.

Publishers Weekly
The timing of the release of the sixth book in Kinney’s bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is pretty much perfect, given that it’s set in the weeks leading up to Christmas. (Diehard fans, though, will have burned through it long before Thanksgiving dinner is served.) Kinney keeps to the formula that has worked so well for him, as Greg Heffley recounts, in diary entries and cartoons, his episodic misadventures at home and at school, mixing the timely (bullying, energy drink addiction, a creepy Elf on the Shelf–style doll called “Santa’s Scout”) with the timeless (school fundraisers, get-rich moneymaking schemes, sibling rivalry). Readers expecting an overarching focus on a snowed-in Heffley clan, based on the book’s concept, will have to wait a bit: the big storm doesn’t hit until pretty late in the game. But it’s unlikely that anyone will mind—Greg is as entertainingly self-serving as ever, and Kinney continues to excel at finding the innate humor in broadly relatable situations, from the futility of junk-food crackdowns to a toddler’s ability to exert control over an entire family. Ages 8–12. (Nov.)
ALAN Review - Molly Druce
Gregory Heffley strikes again in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever. His latest moneymaking scheme goes awry and he's in big trouble. Only this time, he's innocent . . . kind of. The authorities are closing in when a blizzard hits and snows him in. While the blizzard promises temporary reprieve from life on the run, it also threatens something much worse—quality time with his family. Cabin Fever successfully highlights the eccentricities of early adolescents without creating a caricature of a whiney tween. Jeff Kinney's witty prose and sidesplitting comics give life to his self-centered, imprudent, and completely relatable protagonist. Cabin Fever will keep readers on their toes, when they're not rolling on the floor laughing. A must-read for fans of Kinney's hapless hero. Reviewer: Molly Druce
Children's Literature - Sarah Strom
This book is the sixth in an ongoing series about Greg Heffley, an average middle schooler dealing with the struggles that come along with this period of adolescence. Set in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, a crucial time for children to be on their best behavior if they hope to what they want from Santa, Greg unfortunately becomes the number one suspect in a crime of vandalism against his school. He is innocent…well, technically, at least. A blizzard snows in Greg and his family, and he must wait in agony for the snow to melt and the police to come and haul him off to jail…or so he thinks. The diary-like format Kinney uses is a great way to get both reluctant and eager readers reading. The pages are lined like a journal and Greg creates amusing black-and-white doodles and simple illustrations of the things happening in his life, accompanied by sentences that sound like those of a middle school boy. The book addresses things happening in every adolescent’s life and puts them in a humorous light. Children who start this “Wimpy Kid” series will be unable to stop! Reviewer: Sarah Strom; Ages 8 up.
Kirkus Reviews
In a world where "Wimpy Kid–like" has become a shorthand to describe a certain type of book, what is there to say about the sixth volume in the groundbreaking series? It certainly delivers what series fans have grown to expect: "hand-lettered" text on lined, faux-journal pages and cartoon vignettes depicting the opinions and misadventures of antihero and diarist Greg Heffley. Here, Greg struggles to get from Thanksgiving to Christmas without attracting Santa's attention. Before getting to the sub-titular main event, Kinney lampoons school anti-bullying efforts, our modern obsession with safety and Internet games that entice players to spend real money on fake consumer goods. Predictably, Greg's jury-rigged get-rich-quick scheme in service of his Net Kritterz pet goes awry, resulting in his conviction that at any moment he will be arrested. Then the blizzard starts, and Greg, brothers Rodrick and Manny and their mother are snowed in. With the power cut off and food supplies running low, things are looking desperate… Unfortunately, the humor inherent in this scenario is stifled by Kinney's having given over so much of the set up (more than two thirds of the book) to digressive, stand-up–comic rants that what could provoke manic hysteria elicits only chuckles, if that. Kinney has built a world that has potential for truly subversive humor and has a fan base willing to go wherever he takes it, but by choosing to play it safe here, he sells both short. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419702235
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Series:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, #6
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
12,188
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1060L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and five-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. 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 magazine’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 Plainville, Massachusetts, where he owns a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Southern Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
February 19, 1971
Place of Birth:
Maryland
Education:
University of Maryland
Website:
http://www.wimpykid.com/

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Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 405 reviews.
GratefulMomCO More than 1 year ago
Our son hates to read, but he is so excited about a new Wimpy Kid book coming out that he wants to pre-order it. We have to make sure to buy the book on a weekend because he can't put it down once he has it. The Wimpy Kid books also help teach our son about social interaction and humor. It is a wonderful way for him to learn about adolescent life. The Wimpy Kid series also gives him something talk about with other kids because everyone we know is reading this series. Jeff Kinney doesn't pull any punches in trying to make his main character some heroic angel. The reason all of this is so important to us is because our son has autism. To see our son smile and laugh out loud while reading a Wimpy Kid book is worth everything. A huge thank you to Jeff Kinney. We appreciate your books more than words can express!
N_butterfly-faye More than 1 year ago
I think kids all over the world will love this book. I wish I could read it again and again and again because its such an entertaing, funny book.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
Gave the first 3 books to my son as gift- he absolutely loves them. Have now to buy the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I beleive that anyone at any age will enjoy this book. I hope that Jeff Kinney will be able to add more and more books to the series. Plus, the movies are totally amazing as well!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just want to say thank you Mr. Jeff Kinney, my kids just love your books! and love the movies. Im so happy that there is a movie out there funny enough for kids and parents to laugh together. My husband and I watched both films and loved it! My daugther age 10 owns all your books and usually reads a book like in 2 days...:) again thank you so much!
AmyHB More than 1 year ago
Diary of A Wimpy Kid is the best series of books ever! I know this is going to be a GREAT book. And it's coming out just three days after my birthday. Heath Bell, 6 yrs old
Dragonlady5 More than 1 year ago
I have bought this whole series of books for my grandson. He has been a reluctant reader but these books have been a hit with him. He liked the movie too. He is looking forward to getting this one when it comes out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The novel, diary of a wimpy kid cabin fever, was an amazing book because there was drama, humor, and rebellious. It is made by the author Jeff Kinney. Even if this is in a children’s comic format this could be a book for all ages from 1 to 100. It is a journal written by a boy named Greg Heffly who is in middle school and has to deal with bullies. The problems in Greg’s life are unbelievable considering his brother is mean; his little brother is obnoxious or “dumb”. Greg’s power goes off during the winter and doesn’t have his father in the house to help his family through the cold weeks without power. This book is an interesting novel to read it was first meant for adults but soon it was a big hit for the younger generation, but this book is still a great chance to read something new from an author.
JaniJon More than 1 year ago
Jeff Kinney has done it again. He has written and drawn another bestseller. In Cabin Fever, Greg is up to his usual antics, but the story is set up in such a way that readers have a rare opportunity to delve more deeply into Kinney's nuanced protagonist. Kinney's ability to realistically capture the art of storytelling from a kid's perspective is one of many reasons why all of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are so addicting. Greg is wimpy, selfish, (kind of) mean, and narrow-minded--traits that shout out "AUTHENTICITY!" to Kinney's loyal preteen readers. People enjoy reading about Greg, a run-of-the-mill kid who is a just a tad too sharp for his own good. A far cry from a Mary Sue or a rebellious preteen flipping off the world, Greg is instead the kid who will beg his mom for extra time and money to provide for a digital pet, whine that the world isn't fair, sneak a peak (and some more) at his Christmas presents before the big day... and so on. In Cabin Fever, Kinney revisits all of the tried-and-true character traits responsible for skyrocketing this series to popularity. But this time around, Kinney doesn't stop there. Cabin Fever takes Greg's antics to the next level; Greg gets in over his head and has a run-in with the authorities. Unsurprisingly, everything happily works out in the end, but what makes Cabin Fever so memorable is how the story line offers readers a chance to see that Greg, for all of his silly, trouble-inducing antics and motivations, is really a good kid at heart. If you want to understand Greg--or rather, if you want to understand children--set aside the parenting magazines for the time being, and pick up this book. The way Jeff Kinney describes Greg Heffley is spot on for how it is with most kids, from the do-gooders to the trouble-makers. Cabin Fever once again reminds us why, despite all of the duplicate graphic novels out there trying to copy Kinney's style, Kinney remains the original bestseller. Cabin Fever had me lauging out loud from Page One. I highly recommend it to kids everywhere. For those grown-ups who can't be caught dead buying and reading a kid's book, I hope you have a sibling or child from whom you can bum the book off of because Cabin Fever is a MUST READ.
bookholiday More than 1 year ago
Bought a couple of books for my kids this past week for weekend reads, and this book was one of them. would recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 9 year old says this is one of the best of this series, it really was!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH IT WAS SO FUNNY THE AUTHER SHOULD SO MAKE MORE OF THESE BOOKES THEY RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good. One of the best books I have ever read. I usually don't like to read but this book was really idicting. Press yes if you agree!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can totally relate to greg. With his annoying sibling rodrick. This is such a good book i love it. It is a must read book. Great for kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESSOOMMEEE!!!!
HaydenMoore More than 1 year ago
Greg Hefley is a middle school boy that is thin, creative and sometimes he seems to have a blank expression. He wants to earn money in the winter but he can’t find a good way to do so. I have been interested in these kinds of books since I have been in elementary school. These books are sort of like a comic book with hand lettered text and lots of simple cartoon illustrations with punch line often found in dialogue balloons. I believe the author of this book has great background as an author. Jeff Kinney has several series of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books but Cabin Fever is my favorite book of all time in these series. Jeff Kinney has made several movies also which made this well-known author a famous author. I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars because there are some parts that don’t make since to me and maybe some other readers don’t get it either, but otherwise it is an extraordinary book. I think Jeff Kinney should make more movies and more series of books.
Collier-B More than 1 year ago
This book is really like two best friends together. Going to school, Getting caught for graffiti, and getting snowed in. They get in trouble with the police for the graffiti but they get snowed in for 3 days and the police forget about it. Those are the main events. You would have to read the whole series to understand what is going on but I think its the BEST BOOK EVER.
codylamb More than 1 year ago
My review of Diary of a wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever: It is definately a very good book for all kinds of readers I think any age would read it. It was very thrilling and also a very god read. Jeff Kinney really knows how to write a good book. I’ve always liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid books since I read the first one. But this is definitely one of my favorites. It is a about Greg getting into trouble at school by ruining school property, but he is actually innocent, and he avoids the cops and others and then a big blizzard comes and the Hefley’s get snowed in. Then their electricity “goes out”. They have to survive while their dad stays in a cozy hotel. In my opinion it is a very good, funny and awesome book. It has suspense and a lot of humor. It is very well written. The first one wasn’t as well written as the ones now but it’s still a good book. This is the latest book in the series and definitely one of the greatest. This one is a little bit funnier than the other ones. This book is a good book for people from 2nd to 8th grade. It doesn’t have very many hard words and is very easy to read. It is overall a good book. And I hate books. It only took me 2 days to read this book. It was so good I couldn’t even put it down to play video games, and that’s hard because I play a lot of video games. I read this book constantly and couldn’t put it down until I was finished. I loved it, it is definitely one of my favorite books. Jeff Kinney always writes very good, interesting books. The End.
majibookshelf More than 1 year ago
This book is the sixth book of the Diary of A Wimpy Kid series. I'm 15 years old, and im proud to say i own all books, and i absolutely love each and every one of them! I was so excited to read this one, but i might have been a bit disappointed. First of all, all of the series is a fun-fast read. They are all really funny, and even Juhina, yes Juhina, my 21 year old sister, loves them too. I felt like this book wasn't as funny as the first five. I just felt like it lacked the Greg spark, that always seemed to make the book hilarious. I guess there wasn't much funny interactions with his mom and dad and lil brother manny, which i loved reading about. There isn't much to write about this book, since half of the book is pictures. So i really hope the next book will be funnier than this one.
tamiasmith More than 1 year ago
I love the books so much cant wait to get it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read almost all of the Diary of a Wimpy kid books exept for "Hard Luck"! They are all awesome! I would love to read Hard Luck, and I reccomend them to any kid or adult that likes middle school stories! They are funny stories about a boy named Greg that experiences almost every bad side of things, and never the good side of things. Like, for example, if Greg were moving like I am, he would only see the bad side of it, and all he would think was that he was leaving his best friend Rowley behind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luvv this book my brother has all the books from diary of a wimpy kid ive read all of them and so far they're AMAZIN! I hope whoever reads this book is going to be amazed at how great the book is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lag book lag book its not new it came out last year so yea and wimpy kid in the book he is so wrong he aways gets in torble plus he is in middle school he tells about his life i mean duh read the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is great book for fans of the "Big Nate" books.