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Diary of Greg Heffley’s Best Friend

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Written by: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Penguin Random House

We’ve always seen the stories through Greg’s eyes, but what does his best friend Rowley have to say?

In the dog-eat-dog world of middle school, you have to do whatever it takes to survive. When Rowley’s star begins to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s popularity to his advantage, with unexpected and hilarious consequences, putting their friendship to the test.

The original tale of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID like you’ve never seen it before, told from Rowley’s point-of-view. But how closely with Rowley’s diary journal match up with Greg’s version of events?

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Click on the image below to take a sneak peek at a few pages from Diary of Greg Heffley’s Best Friend:

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Reviews from Toppsta

I really enjoyed this book because it was extremely funny. I have already read a ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ book so I knew about the two main characters. Normally Greg writes the books because he is the Wimpy Kid but in this book his best friend Rowley writes everything. The pictures in the book are all in black and white and pretty funny. I also really liked all the titles to the different chapters. I highly recommend this book to any ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ fan.” – Read by a child aged 8

Diary of Greg Heffley’s Best Friend is a very funny book. The illustrations are different from the Wimpy Kids ones though. Greg is really mean in it, with all his tricks on Rowley, far worse than in the other books. It does show you that if you are mean to others, you can be punished by them or in unknown ways. This is a great book for Diary of the Wimpy Kid fans.” – Read by a child aged 9

“I liked this book because it is an extremely hilarious story. I like the diary of a wimpy kid books but this one is very unique as this time Rowley is the one who tells the story and I don’t think that his drawing is as good as Greg! This book was really quick to read and I would recommend it to anyone who loves a good laugh! I think it would be good for children aged 8+.” – Read by a child aged 9

“World Book Day books are normally either too short or too boring. This year; one word I could describe it. PERFECT. This is a decently long world book day novel while being interesting and keeping the reader hooked till the end. This fantastic novel is a spin-off book to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. If you pick this up to read this at World Book Day, you’re in for a treat!!” – Read by a child aged 11


This book is really funny! it is a biography of Greg Heffley by his best friend Rowley Jefferson. I like that that the different chapters have different stories about Greg and Rowley. My favourite parts where when Greg shows Rowley a magic trick and it turns out to be a trap and when Greg makes an invisible barrier in the middle of his room. This book made me laugh a lot and I really enjoyed it. I would recommend to Diary of a wimpy kid/big Nate fans age 8 or 9 plus.” – Read by a child aged 9

You can read more reviews for Diary of Greg Heffley’s Best Friend over on Toppsta

    About the Author

    Jeff Kinney

    Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a six-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 Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

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