The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #13) by Jeff Kinney

The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #13)

When snow shuts down Greg Heffley's middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson.It's a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighborhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as ...

Details The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #13)

TitleThe Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #13)
Release DateOct 30th, 2018
PublisherAmulet Books
GenreHumor, Childrens, Middle Grade, Fiction

Reviews The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #13)

  • Sheri
    Greg, along with neighborhood friends and enemies, transforms winter’s cold travails into an epic snowball battle. Greg’s escapades are entertaining as always, but I found this installment to be not as clever and amusing as previous books. It started slow and sort of meandered along until finally reaching an action-packed conclusion. I prefer more action and laughs throughout, but kids will get a kick out of this one, especially the all-out s...
  • mewborn ~my past does not define me. my strength is an illusion. my calm hides a storm. my innocence is not ignorance~
    So Diary of a Wimpy Kid is just that one series that I can't stop checking if they have new books, and reading them over and over again. It isn't one of those Harry Potter books, but it's one that I can't seem to let go! I am so excited for this new book, you have no idea! #teenagerstillinlovewithkidbooksisperfectlynormal
  • ❄Ice Cube❄
    HELL ya! #13☺
  • Helly
    How well did I relate with Greg in this book! We share the same type of dislike for winters. Ahhh, winter please leave! I so wish to hibernate like Greg wanted to!
  • Jessica
    Greg suffers through a winter that starts out unseasonably warm and then takes a cold, dark turn. As per the usual, Kinney nails life in middle school, the smells, the general weirdness of your fellow students, unreasonable parents and teachers. And then, of course, it all ramps up into something cuckoo-banana-pants!
  • aarav gupta
    BEST BOOKThis book was really awesome. I never want these books to finish. This book is great too pass the time if you are bored.
  • NZLisaM
    5 Snowflakes ❄❄❄❄❄As always, a delight! Full review to come, but probably not until after Christmas. 🎅🎄
  • Rodolfo Eli
    2018-11-28 the most incredible books I have ever readed my favorite part is from page 150 and forward (the war between kids of surrey street)
  • Ryk Stanton
    Some of these books are good, others not so much. This one had a few laughs but it was not as good as others I have read in the series.
  • Tam_ the_ med_bookie
    This has to be my least favorite of all the books in the series.There was nothing much going on all throughout the book.The sketches are fine.There wasn't any role of Greg and his family.There is not even a clue what was going on except that it was snowing a lot.And yes, the locality is divided into upper and lower hill according to the kids.And there was a snow fight going on until the kids got tired in the end.Hope the series is truly ending wi...
  • Sara
    Loved the epic snowball war! These books are hilarious and great for kids.
  • Kiera
    Jeff Kinney does it again!Greg never ceases to amuse me. I loved the Meltdown and can't wait for the next book!I always thought that Greg was in highschool because of all he books in the series but he's in middle school. That's like 4 books per school year. I can't wait till we get a book where Greg goes to high school. I think that would be hilarious! Overall 4 stars!
  • Barbara
    This third installment of the popular graphic novel series focuses on winter. While those of us who live in snow-filled areas will probably be quick to relate to some of what he describes, others from warmer, sunnier climes might not be able to do so. While I liked it well enough to finish it, I wish that it had tackled some issues and been more than a series of vignettes about going to school during cold weather and building up to a big fight be...
  • Sophia Ismaa
    I’m not usually one to get myself a copy of a new release and I haven’t done so since the Harry Potter series concluded, but I’ve been enjoying this series so much that I had to get a copy of this latest release ASAP!I would say 2/3 of the book is very funny. The final third consists of extreme snowball warfare (more intense than paint balling) between Lower Street and Upper Street kids which eventually becomes one where other kids in the a...
  • Bhavik (Semi Hiatus)
    just your usual diary of wimpy kid stuff and remains a fun read. Helped me with the slump!
  • Fred Forbes
    Yes, I know its a kid's book but having read the previous 12, I guess I am "in for a penny, in for a pound"! Fun break from my more serious reading I found this one, devoted to "more snow than normal" and the "tyranny" of the all girl safety patrol and life in general from the perspective of a middle school lad. Appeals to my sophomoric sense of humor and memories of those years and the characters I grew up with. Have a good time - great mental p...
  • i_like_big_books
    can i know why i cant read this book/ find it when it came out like 5 months!!! all there is a 15 pg sample. i feel so cheated rn this was supposed to b my last read of the yr bc daughter of the burning city has more words and looks more complex for my currently dumb brain to handle.
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  • Kelly
    I’ve been reading this series since my kids were little. They are fun, quick reads.
  • Arun Sasidharan
    A fun and comic read. Had a few good laughs. Greg Heffley's character is quite relatable and his narration makes the story all the more enjoyable.
  • Dom
    very funny!!!!
  • Emma
    I finished it super quickly because I was riding in the car to Iowa City and back.
  • Melissa
    5 out of 5 starsNo matter how old I get, I will never stop reading the new books that are added to this series.
  • Ashley
    My lowest-rated Wimpy Kid book ? Say it ain't so! Alas, though I laughed a couple times (and teased my boyfriend for his treating of cough drops like candy, too,) this book seemed to be lacking in the humour. It just didn't seem as funny as some of the other books. Also, has there always been so much EMPHASIS using CAPSLOCK on SO MANY words in PAST books? EVERY page had AT LEAST two EMPHASIZED words, and I think that's me LOW-BALLING. That REALLY...
  • Kelly K
    Always an amusing read and the kids think I'm the coolest librarian because I've read the new book so everyone wins.
  • Shishir
    I am going to buy this book (real) and totally recommend it to friends (sarcasm)
  • Michelle
    I have lived all thirteen of these books. They crack me up and never get old.
  • Katya Vinogradova
    Somehow Wimpy Kid became one of my favorite characters, and certainly a constant in my reading life. Every year I wait for the beginning of November to get my hands on the new volume of Greg Heffley's misfortunes. And I'm not the only one. My library used to purchase up to 10 copies of each Wimpy Kid book, none of which would come back to the shelves for another six months or so. Every kid, and their mother, had to read Wimpy Kid. At this point, ...