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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck is out on November 5

Celebrate Book 8 of the Wimpy Kid series by author Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, with a Barnes & Noble book launch on Tuesday, November 5.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid phenomenon, which began back in 2005 when writer Jeff Kinney published a daily online journal and snowballed when it was published as a bound book in 2009, continues with the release of book eight, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, on Tuesday, November 5. (If you're counting, you know that this is the fourth Wimpy Kid book in a row to be released in November.) Hard Luck follows the travails of middle-school antihero Greg Heffley, who's been ditched by his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, and decides the only way things will get better if is if he turns his life over to pure chance. Fans can celebrate the arrival of the book at Barnes & Noble launch parties across the city on November 5—Election Day, when the kids have off from school. If you don't have time for an excursion, pick the book up at an indie bookstore near you and let the kids do what they love doing with Kinney's books: read it from cover to cover in one sitting.

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