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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal

Written by Jeff Kinney

Part of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

Books of the Month Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Humorous

LoveReading View on Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal

April 2019 Book of the Month

The tables are turned in Jeff Kinney’s new comic adventure and the wimpy kid telling the story and steering the action is Rowley Jefferson, Greg Heffley’s best friend. As Greg’s long-suffering sidekick he deserves his turn in the spotlight, though as he apologetically points out, most of the book is still about Greg. The boys’ escapades, quarrels and daft schemes are just as funny as when we hear them via Greg. No-one does the straight to camera narrative style of the diary better than Kinney and no matter how straight Jeff tells it, our understanding of the action is often quite different to his. This is as authentic and funny as the original Wimpy Kid books and makes just as irresistible reading.

Andrea Reece

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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal Synopsis

Hi my name is Rowley Jefferson and this is my book. Now I have a diary just like my friend Greg. . .

Rowley's best friend Greg Heffley has chronicled his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals. Now it's Rowley's turn to give his side of the story. But Rowley has agreed to tell Greg's story along the way, too. (After all, Greg says one day he will be rich and famous and the world will need to know how he managed it). But Rowley's stories about Greg might not be quite what his friend had in mind . . .

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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

The book was very good and I highly recommend although I would read this book after the whole Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Full review

Lily O’Dwyer (Age 10)

I loved reading about Rowley and how he was supposed to be writing about Greg but ended up writing about himself! Hilariously funny - I can't wait to read more about Rowley's adventures. Full review

Buddug Griffith (Age 11)

Funny, interesting and more-ish! Rowley Jefferson is awesome! Full review

Aidan Jones (Age 7)

This was one of the 1st books that my daughter had read fully on her own. Elissa loved the story and cant wait to read more. Its a great book for younger readers and they will love it. Full review

Elissa Watkin (Age 6)

Fantastic book with loads of pranks and funny adventures. Full review

Prisha Yadav (Age 9)

This is a great addition to Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid books - everyone who knows Greg & Rowley will want to find out more about the Awesome Friendly Kid! Full review

Michael Dovey (Age 10)

This was a brilliant book. It made me laugh (a lot). I would recommend it if you enjoy chuckling. Full review

Luke Revett (Age 11)

This is the best book I've read. Full review

Gene Macaulay (Age 7 )

A very funny book where you find out more about Greg Heffley and his friend Rowley Jefferson. Fantastic for fans of Wimpy Kid everywhere! Five stars out of Five. Full review

Harrison (Age 8)

I really enjoyed reading this book! You have to give it a try! Full review

Teddy Simmons (Age 9)

Move over Wimpy Kid, There's a new kid on the block and it's a laugh-out-loud read that all the kids (both young and old) will want to get their hands on! Full review

Amy-Lee Parkinson (Age 13)

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal Press Reviews

Praise for Jeff Kinney:

'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet' - Independent

'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Sun

'Hilarious' - Telegraph

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780241405604
Publication date: 09/04/2019
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241405604
Publication date: 9th April 2019
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Humorous
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Reluctant Readers, Reviewed by Children

About Jeff Kinney

A World Book Day Author 2019. Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book for his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. In 2018 Jeff Kinney was found to be the most popular author in schools in the UK in the annual What Kids are Reading Awards. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, ...

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