Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #14) by Jeff Kinney

Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #14)

In Wrecking Ball, Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series—from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney—an unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they be forced to move?And don’t miss Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jeff...

Details Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #14)

TitleWrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #14)
Release DateNov 5th, 2019
PublisherAmulet Books
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade, Humor, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fiction

Reviews Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #14)

  • NZLisaM
    Creative, imaginative, amusing fun!Every year as November rolls around I prepare myself for a guaranteed rip-roaringly funny, entertaining, light read, when the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book hits the shelves. We're now up to no. 14 – Wrecking Ball, and this time around, Greg’s family decide to upgrade their house. But living amidst a construction site of course leads to all sorts of hilarity and disaster. I would not want to be neighbours ...
  • Faizat
    This book is brilliant. I am 11 and I still love this hilarious book because it makes me laugh out loud. Even when I ask my friends to borrow some of the books, they are kind enough to lend it to me so i can take it home so my big bother even reads them. He loves them too. I have got most of the books. Jeff, you are my favorite author!
  • Vikas
    This is the 14th yes #14 book in the series and for me this was just about there. I liked it but because they make you laugh here and there but most of the book was static only focusing on one thing at a time and then just getting stuck there. And Although I finish these books fairly quickly and honestly you can finish one of these in couple of hours easy. Ah well it was okay and I hope that next one would be funnier and better because after all ...
  • Ashley
    I hemmed and hawed about buying this book - I've kind of been contemplating purging some of my stuff, I don't really need to collect the Wimpy Kid books, and there's starting to be too many in this series that I don't even know if I overly care anymore. I don't know if those feelings were in the back of my mind while I was reading this, or if the books aren't up to the caliber of the earlier books, but I didn't love Wrecking Ball. I didn't find t...
  • Kevin Hodgson
    Is it really number 14? That means that every November for the last 14 years, I have been reading this series. Some of the surprising fun of reading about Greg has worn off, from familiarity, but there are always plenty of chuckles along the way. My students are definitely not as interested as they once were (this year, only one single student pre-ordered with me)
  • Barbara
    This one is a 3.5 for me, and like other reviewers, I continue to be astonished at the realization that this is the FOURTEENTH book in the series and that I've been reading them for as long as I've been teaching college classes full time. There have been moments when I've wondered if author Jeff Kinney's creative well has run dry since he has covered some of the same topics all too often in some of the books. But I was pleasantly surprised to see...
  • Fred Forbes
    The old "in for a penny, in for a pound". Started this series long ago and find it entertaining. Yes, I know it is for kids but for those of us with a sophomoric sense of humor, an appreciation for clever stories and the fun of seeing adult situations through the eyes of a kid, it is a fun read. You will enjoy seeing some of the issues you've had to wrestle with and glad to see they are universal. Well done, as usual.
  • TrishaIyer
    I thought the new wimpy kid book was really good.Gregory and his family are thinking about moving. If you want to know if the Greg and his family will move or not you should read it and find out.
  • Robert
    Fun!Diary of a Wimpy Kid Day is fun! I love how Scholastic sends a big box to our school each year with all the pre-orders. Because of how things worked out this year, students were off and teachers were in workshops. I traveled to school thrice during the day to get my copy and prepare those for the students so they could conjole their parents to come in and pick up theirs. All for the love of reading!Greg's mother inherits some money. She decid...
  • Isaiah
    The fourteenth division in the “ Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series, “Wrecking Ball” by best-selling author, Jeff Kinney, is a striking add on to its shelf. It comes out as an unexpected turn for the Heffley family, as a distant family member sadly passes away, leading on into the story an even greater unexpected turn-they use the money to have an addition to their humble house. Greg Heffley is fully-fledged into this idea, but is it really wha...
  • Sebastian Big Brain
    I think it was really good. I like the end a lot because i felt that it is funny in the books when things don't go the whey they are planned. That is what happend to the Heffley family and their house.
  • Anonymous
    I don't know what the hell is wrong with this website...why are u askin me to review before I even read it?
  • |•Nanno•|
    Let’s just say that this wasn’t bad...it was okay. At least 94% of this book is about Greg’s family wanting to rebuild their house and the crazy things that happen when construction starts. Also another portion is Greg and Rowley on their friendship because he might move. And a whole chapter is dedicated to Greg trying to sale his junk from a oversized closet. Just a summary of what mostly happens. No spoilers.This was a load of humor and t...
  • Fizzgig76
    Changes are coming for the Heffleys. When Greg’s great aunt Reba passes away suddenly, the Heffleys find money is coming to them which means major renovations to the house they’ve called a home. When the renovations begin to go awry, the Heffleys make a big decision that could change their lives forever!Written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 14: Wrecking Ball is a young adult comedy book. The novel is the follow-up to Di...
  • Andrew Sammut
    I enjoyed the first books in the series much better. I feel as though the quality is decreasing drastically and each year, Greg becomes more selfish and annoying. Seeing that Kinney says the character is based on him, I feel sad for the author. In this book, I feel as though the topic of looming death is quite frequent. It starts with the Heffley family's aunt dying and leaving them all her wealth. Greg continuously discusses how he wouldn't leav...
  • Mr. Gottshalk
    I finished the latest installment in the series in less than a day! It’s more of the same… One unfortunate event leads to another thing which leads to another thing which leads to another thing. The funniest moment, for me, was when an obscure aunt dies, and the Heffleys go to the wrong funeral! There are some other laugh out loud moments. The book is very similar to all the others. By being so similar, it has many creative plot twists and mo...
  • Firetruckmama
    I enjoy the Wimpy Kid series, and I'm an adult who jumped on board with the first book. This book just felt a bit flat - the home improvement part was a bit over the top (but everything in Greg's life is!) and while I liked the part about selling the home (again, over the top, but that's Greg's perspective on things) but it fell flat this time. I liked Rowley's part in this book, but he seemed like such a minor character this time, that it was al...
  • Clare
    One of the best Diary of a Wimpy Kid books yet!! Good one, Jeff Kinney!!
  • Chris Browning
    Last year’s Wimpy Kid book introduced the notion that Greg has always been upper middle class, if not full upper, and in this one we finally deal with a central aspect of the life of the upper middle class in youth: the home renovation. As per usual in these books, it goes poorly, and the whole thing ends with the Heffley’s almost moving before a series of events destroys their house and they are forced to stay, the buyers having pulled out. ...
  • Jackie
    When Greg’s family unexpectedly inherits money from Aunt Reba’s estate, they are all in a tizzy deciding what to do with the windfall. Of course, every family member has his own idea. But, since Greg’s mom is the only one that ever wrote Aunt Reba a thank-you note (she says?!!), she gets to decide. So....mom dreams of a new bigger, modern kitchen. Actually Greg’s on board with that idea, too. But, in true Heffley fashion renovation goes t...
  • Angie
    In the latest installment of the Wimpy Kid series, Greg and his parents have inherited some money after an aunt's death. Greg's mom decides that they are going to use the money to renovate and expand the kitchen. In true Wimpy Kid fashion, you know things aren't going to just be that easy. When one thing leads to another, the Heffley family is no better off than when the construction started, so they start to consider a move.I never miss out on r...
  • Renae Grace
    My 10-year-old and I are starting a book club together! Our first read was the latest installment in the Wimpy Kid series and is full of all the zany circumstances that seem to follow Greg around. My favorite character is Manny, whose dream bedroom is simply that it be filled with chocolate pudding. And I certainly empathize with Greg’s mom. All she wants is a little upgrade to their house after getting a surprise inheritance from a deceased au...
  • Kendrick
    Greg is currently living in the same house when he comes to trouble with chores and his great grandmother died with some money for the family. These chores are becoming a big deal. What his family decides to do is, to make an extended kitchen. But that doesn't turn out well and they end having to make the decision of moving to a new house. They soon find this new house but not the whole family is an agreement until they get to this house. But the...
  • Siera
    The ending of the book made me feel a little weird because something strange happens. I don't want to say what it is but I would be upset if it happened to me. I really liked the book because it was interesting to read.
  • Ash
    Funny as always. This time they try to extend their house and they try to sell their house. Rowley was absent from most part of the book and I really missed him. The conclusion that Greg comes to at the end of the book made me laugh out loud.