Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #8) (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Greg 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?
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Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #8) (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

Greg 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?
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    Jeff Kinney talks to Barnes & Noble customers about Hard Luck  
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck  

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When things aren't going right at middle school, Wimpy Kid Greg Heffley decides to literally roll the dice on his future. He soon discovers that his great experiment might not solve every problem instantly, but it certainly does enliven his whole life! A fun-packed installment of a fan-favorite illustrated series; editor's recommendation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613125885
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series , #8
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 3,599
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 19 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney
Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer and is the author of the New York Times bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995.

Biography

All his life, Jeff Kinney wanted to be a cartoonist. As a student at the University of Maryland in the 1990s, he published his comic strip "Igdoof" in the college newspaper, but he soon discovered that succeeding in the real world as a syndicated cartoonist is no easy task. So, after school, he supported himself as a newspaper designer and computer programmer, while working out ideas for a children's book that combined cartoons with conventional storytelling.

Once he conceived the concept for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Kinney devoted nearly six years to developing the storyline and artwork. Fashioned as a journal with appealing, expressive stick figure drawings on every page, Diary is narrated in the pitch-perfect (and hilariously deadpan) voice of a not-always-likeable but totally believable tweener named Greg Heffley. Poised to make the painful transition from elementary to middle school, Greg struggles with the usual preteen angst: bullies and cliques, annoying siblings and clueless parents, faithful friends and cute, unattainable girls.

Although Kinney never intended to publish his book online, when the opportunity arose to serialize Greg's adventures on Funbrain.com, he knew he'd found the perfect way to reach his target audience. In 2004, the comic strip began appearing in daily installments on the website. The feature was a huge hit, attracting thousands of hits a day. Moreover, the online version paved the way to Kinney's five-book deal with the publisher Harry N. Abrams.

Armed with fresh, new story lines, Kinney launched the print sequence in 2007. From the very first installment, entitled simply Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the series was a success -- especially with reluctant readers who found the diary-with-doodles format far more accessible than conventional books. Greg, with his hilarious antics, backfiring schemes, and totally unfiltered thoughts (his mom has agreed not to read what he writes!), has struck a responsive chord -- both with kids who identify with his growing pains and with grownups who vividly recall their own.

Good To Know

  • Jeff Kinney claims that he writes for kids because he believes the most interesting and funniest stories come from people's childhoods.

  • In an interview with familyeducation.com, Kinney was asked which he liked more: writing or drawing cartoons. He answered this way: " Both writing and drawing are a struggle for me. I am cursed with being a very slow illustrator, and this book requires at least 1,000 illustrations. So sometimes, the joy of illustrating is a bit diminished by the amount of time that illustrating takes. What I enjoy is seeing the words and illustrations come together on the page."

  • Kinney knew he'd made the grade when Diary of a Wimpy Kid was chosen to appear as a plot point on the popular Disney-produced preteen series Wizards of Waverly Place.

  • Kinney deliberately avoids putting pop culture references into his stories because he wants them to have a timeless feel. He hopes readers will be able to pick his books up 20 years from now and still be able to relate to themes.
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      1. Hometown:
        Southern Massachusetts
      1. Date of Birth:
        February 19, 1971
      2. Place of Birth:
        Maryland
      1. Education:
        University of Maryland
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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 27, 2013

      Diary of a wimpy kid

      Sooooooooooooooooooooo good

      414 out of 773 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted August 8, 2013

      I can't wait!

      I can't wait for it to come out! I have all the books and movies and the books are amazing! Jeff Kinney is awesome! I'm so excited!

      360 out of 501 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 16, 2013

      Awsome gurl

      Best book ever

      306 out of 510 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted September 27, 2013

      Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      If you like diary of a wimpy kid , read this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! , without that much excitement.

      223 out of 365 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 5, 2013

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      WILL NOT LOAD!!!!!!

      166 out of 357 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 5, 2013

      Awesome

      This book is amazing! You must read the wimpy kid series!

      152 out of 191 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 7, 2013

      Diary of a Wimpy Kid

      Good book what u need to do if it doesn't load is shut your nook all the way down and when you turn it back on click on it again and it will load

      115 out of 145 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 6, 2013

      Love it

      I love the diary of a wimpy kid books every time theres a new one i pre order it and i have read thr seires 3 times i would strongly recomend the books to kids and adults of all ages

      94 out of 113 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 5, 2013

      OMG

      Helpit wont load

      94 out of 215 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 5, 2013

      Boring

      I've been waiting for 30 minutes to load and hasent even got to 1 percent

      71 out of 141 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 9, 2013

      Really!!!!

      I'm sorry, but this book will not load if you buy it! I did not listen and I wasted my money! Please listen! don't waste ypur money1

      58 out of 91 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 7, 2013

      :(

      Will not load!

      57 out of 116 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 5, 2013

      ummmm! omg Great series! you must buy these books

      ummmm! omg Great series! you must buy these books

      55 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 7, 2013

      WONT LOAD

      can someone help me with this thing it won't load and I've tried everythinG

      51 out of 100 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 7, 2013

      It will not lode its a waste of mony

      It makes me mad cuz it will not lode

      47 out of 91 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 7, 2013

      Random

      Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hard Luck is a wonderful book.

      46 out of 56 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 6, 2013

      Good

      This is a very intresting book to read

      41 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 5, 2013

      Good books

      Love it!!!

      40 out of 70 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 16, 2013

      Terrible

      It wouldn't even load one percent, don't waste your money

      37 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted November 9, 2013

      Horrible

      It will not load

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