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  • Published: 6 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780143308089
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $14.99

Hard Luck: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK8)




Jeff Kinney's 8th book of this hilarious and highly successful series, and Greg Heffley and his friends now have a whole new set of adventures.

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?

Readers love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, and # 1 New York Times bestsellers
'In the publishing world, Kinney is rock star.' NPR's 'Backseat Book Club'
'Diary of a Wimpy Kid is bent on world domination.' Time magazine

'One of the most successful children's series ever published.' Washington Post

'A big hit with reluctant readers and anyone looking for a funny book.' School Library Journal

  • Pub date: 6 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780143308089
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New 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 and was an instant #1 global bestseller. 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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Awards & Recognition

  • Australian Book Industry Awards

    Shortlisted • 2014 • International Book of the Year


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