Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11)

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Greg Heffley returns in his eleventh book. His mom, as usual, is not so enthralled with his video game playing. She goes back to school, which puts a heavy load on Greg and older brother, Rodrick, to carry out the chores. Dad is not happy about his apparent laziness. In order to get Mom and Dad both off his back, he tries to embrace his creative side, trying out an instrument and then a movie-making endeavor. Even a trip to his mom’s new school doesn’t quite pull him from his video games, and with his hopes on a future career as a video game tester, why quit playing? Similar to Kinney’s last several installments, this is not so much a well-planned story as it is a stream of consciousness. If discerning readers look at this story as a series of short stories, then this is a great conglomeration of hilarious anecdotes. There are several incidents that are over the top, but overall, regardless of how well this story is written, it will appeal to middle-grade students, those who want a quick read, and those who need to know that middle school is tough for everyone.

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Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 224 pages
Publisher Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date 2016-Nov-01
ISBN 9781419723445 Buy this Book
Issue January 2017
Category Tweens


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