Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hard Luck.jpg
First edition hardcover
AuthorJeff Kinney
IllustratorJeff Kinney
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SeriesDiary of a Wimpy Kid
GenreChild, Young Adult
PublisherAmulet Books
Publication date

November 5, 2013

November 6, 2013 (United Kingdom)
Media typePrint (paperback, hardcover)
Pages217
ISBN978-1-4197-1132-9
Preceded byDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel
 
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hard Luck.jpg
First edition hardcover
AuthorJeff Kinney
IllustratorJeff Kinney
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SeriesDiary of a Wimpy Kid
GenreChild, Young Adult
PublisherAmulet Books
Publication date

November 5, 2013

November 6, 2013 (United Kingdom)
Media typePrint (paperback, hardcover)
Pages217
ISBN978-1-4197-1132-9
Preceded byDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck is an upcoming children's novel written by American author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney and the eighth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.[1] The book's existence was announced at the end of the previous book in the series, The Third Wheel. Hard Luck will release on November 5, 2013 in the United States and on November 6 in the United Kingdom.

Synopsis[edit]

The book follows Greg Heffley as he finds himself facing a new streak of bad luck. His best friend Rowley has abandoned him and Greg is finding it extremely difficult to find new friends. In an attempt to improve his lot, Greg has decided that he'll make all of his decisions based upon chance.[2]

Development[edit]

Plans for an eighth entry in the series were announced in the final pages of 2012's The Third Wheel. Teaser artwork for the then-unnamed book was released in March 2013, which depicted central character Greg Heffley holding an umbrella while Magic Eight Balls fall around him.[3] On August 8, 2013 the book's cover and official title, Hard Luck, was revealed, along with the release date of November 5, 2013.[4] Kinney also announced that he would begin a book tour that same month to encourage pre-sales of the book.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diary of a Wimpy Kid 8 Announced". Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wimpy Kid fans: new Hard Luck cover revealed!". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Abrams Announces Wimpy Kid #8". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Minzesheimer, Bob. "Narrator hits 'Hard Luck' in eighth Wimpy Kid book". USA Today. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Kellogg, Carolyn. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: See the next book". LA Times. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 

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