Worst Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books

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The Top Ten

1 The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

In my opinion I like this book - Maddox121

Absoulte garbage

A novel that is based on a movie that is based on a novel
Good thinking people, way to bring in more sales to the fans

One Word: Terrible - Cartoonnetworkfan1990

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2 The Third Wheel

Greg exaggerated his childhood to make him look smarter. He says that whenever his parents kissed, he would kick because he wasn't comfortable when they did that... IN HIS MOM'S womb. Impossible.

Horrible for a few pages. All it talks about is Greg's childhood. I DON'T CARE! JUST TELL WHAT'S HAPPENING TO YOU NOW! Rodrick Rules is better even though it's boring too but after he talks about his childhood it gets better and better - JaysTop10List

Who cares that you got dumped. I don't. Also, it is medically impossible to remember anything when you were still in your mother's womb. SO STUPID!

How Did He Thought of The Name It Was Off Topic

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3 The Ugly Truth

Boring less things in it and unlike the other books it isn’t adventurous

This Book IS COMPLETE CRAP!, The most boring scene was the appearance of the MOST character in all the history of the BOOKS, Isabella, who watches Drawn Together (that is very famous because of the pornographic content) and South Park (that is very famous of his racist content and parodies of very famous cartoon characters of cartoons like The Simpsons and Mickey Mouse) AND SMOKES DRUGS!.

This is the worst and most boring book in all the series and I like that in some time Greg and Holly Hills have sex

It is really funny

It is most definitely the worst one. I am not saying it was bad but it was the least funniest.

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4 Cabin Fever

It sucks

Greg seems to be much younger in this book than the previous. It seems like it should be a prequel, but there is also a small bit of evidence against this, and it is never mentioned by the author. There is minimal plot and bad humour. Trying to reach a younger audience was a bad idea of Jeff Kinney. This is an insult to the series. I hope that in Third Wheel, he is at least as mature as in the recent DWK books before this, and they have a better plot than most of the series. That is important for the concept of the next book.

Why the heck is cabin fever on here?! This book is hilarious! - Cartoonnetworkfan1990

This book is funner than most. This one is defiantly the best one.

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5 Hard Luck

There was practically no plot! It was ridiculous.

This book is pretty awful. It's plot is very badly constructed. It lacks continuity (In the earlier books, Greg had a ton of friends, like Chirag Gupta and Manuel Gonzales, for example, but all he had here was Rowley.), and it's jam-packed with filler. The first three quarters are just about bad stuff happening to Gred, and the last quarter is just Greg doing schoolwork and using his Magic 8 Ball to do his decisions, and a pretty weakly done ending. The only good thing about this book was the introduction of the Mingo clan, which could make for great antagonists in later books.

It atta be the best no other book can beat this

This is the best book ever

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6 Rodrick Rules

I personally like it.
"I cannot tell a lie." - IcetailofWishClan

Really liked it. Better than the first.

I only disliked the torment he gets, but siblings and all :I

I think that it is the funniest

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7 The Last Straw

This is the worst in my opinion, boring plot (barely any either), and overall just not that good compared to other books - darthvadern

It has one of the weakest antagonist in the series and it just isn't as good as the other books in the series.

What? This is my favorite one!

This book to me is the funniest book in the series. It's one of my favorites!

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8 Diary of a Wimpy Kid

I really like this book, I also love The Last Straw. But this book is good!

This is not the worst. It is the book that started the trilogy, and I feel that in this book, Greg actually cares about his friendship (mostly) with Rowley instead of with the newer books. - USGC

It is one of the most funniest books ever

Horrible Jokes. However this was Jeff Kinney's first book in the series so it wasn't that bad but still I HATE this book for some reason. My friend loves it.

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9 Do-It-Yourself Book

I love Diary of a wimpy kid! But this is my favorite one.

Really! this book should be number 1

Pretty good but has too short of a journal in the back

You get to be Greg awesome

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10 Dog Days

This is the best diary of a wimpy kid not worst

its good

This is almost better than third wheel

Movie is way better then the book.

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The Contenders

11 The Long Haul

The Long Haul is awful, and it begins the trilogy of the Wimpy Kid books where Jeff K. was all about pleasing his younger audiences. First of all, bringing the Pig into the story was an awful decision. How did Manny manage to speak fluent Spanish when the lessons weren't even on for very long? And how the hell did that small little minivan bring a huge boat with them? That's probably against the law, as if they turn it could hit another driver... this book is so awful and deserves to be at least at #10.

The point when the series became unrealistic and started to go downhill

This book is boring and dumb but the movie is even more worse because Greg is super dramatic!

This book was when the series started to get worse

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12 Double Down

This book had a very vague plot, in any.

This was easly the worst. No plot, just random events that have nothing to do with each other. At least the other books felt like one adventure, this one does not. At least The Getaway was a huge improvment - darthvadern

I forgot the plot. What was it again? Oh wait, there was no plot in this, just a place holder. - Toptensdude

This isn't even a story like the others, the whole time it's flat and boring

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13 Old School

Not out yet, but this will be terrible. Here's what I think1 8/10 - A good start to the series, but the Cheese Touch game at school gets annoying.2 8.5/10 - An even better book, but not the best in the series.3 9/10 - The only bad thing about this book is the reason why his Dad wanted to send him to Military school.4 8/10 - Whatever the crap happened to this good series. Gets worse just like SpongeBob and Metallica, both were good at first, but are now so terrible, nobody can stand them.5 5/10 - The point where the book goes downhill. It is also the most inappropriate, and Greg is an idiot saying that he doesn't need someone telling him its not cool to smoke.6 7/10 - The point when things start to get boring and every entry goes from 1-3 pages to 40 pages, and Greg talks more about crap than the good stuff in the first 4 books.7 6.5/10 - Contains the last good moment in the series, where he brought his dad's leather jacket to school and his MOM came in and made him wear her winter ...more

I think some idiot just randomly added this to the list without even reading it. This book should not be here, its awesome!

Nonsense. I liked this book. It TOTALLY makes up for Long Haul. I just feel Jeff should make Greg go to high school soon. It seems like no one in this book ages.

Note: Greg is supposed to be in high school, and there's no plot point about him getting held back. Unless his school goes up to 9th grade.

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14 The Getaway

Worst of the series. An atrocious book.

I hate this for life because Greg is going on a horrible trip just like The Long Haul.

Stupid, why is that street member in a chapter book?

Awful generic overrated trash!

This is when Jeff Kinney want to make more bad DOAWK books.

Also, it has this bad-ass monkey in it.

Have you ever put Wrecking Ball just because this franchise is going downhill? This book is terrible. The Meltdown is also terrible.

Apparently, after they made Wrecking Ball, they might be making another one. NO! DON’T DO IT!

Another book entirely about a vacation that goes wrong in every way. Also, the Heffleys where CRIMINALS in this one, too.

After the massive disappointment that was Double Down, I have no anticipation for this at all. It's a rehash of The Long Haul - which has arguably been proven to be unsuccessful/ bad storytelling all around. I say this because the film adaptation flopped. It could be argued that the two are vastly different, however, the same key elements remain there and present. I doubt it will improve upon the previous book, but nothing is worse then Old School.

Stop. Double Down may have been a little letdown, but WHAT IF IT NOT A REHASH OF THE LONG HAUL, DUH! You haven't even read it - puglover2008

Was a tad too short, the resort people were jerks, and the pig went missing without any explanation. But I liked some parts such as the whole boat jellyfish fiasco, Rowley's christmas card, and it was nice to see Greg having SOME fun for once. 6/10 - Hotheart123

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15 The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter

Better than the actual movie.

All of them are good but this is the worst one out of them all

This book is a stupid idea. I don't see how it will even sell since it was basically about a rubbish movie.

This was actually a lot better than the Long Haul Movie itself. - EdRed

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16 The Meltdown

How is this bad, according to one of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans?

It was double down all over again until near the end where it was pretty good. the most mediocre diary of a wimpy kid book yet - Toptensdude

I didn't know about this yet!

Not out yet but will be good

17 Manny Madness

Why is a fanmade book here? What even is this book?

18 Wrecking Ball
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1. Rodrick Rules
2. Cabin Fever
3. The Third Wheel
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1. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
2. The Third Wheel
3. Hard Luck
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1. The Long Haul
2. The Ugly Truth
3. The Third Wheel
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