Wrecking Ball is another smash hit for Jeff Kinney

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In “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball,” by Jeff Kinney, when Greg Heffley finds out his family gets a big inheritance, they all start dreaming about how to spend it. The problem is they can’t agree on what to do with all this money. 

Rodrik, Greg’s brother, wants a new tour bus for his band. Greg’s dad wants some really expensive figurines for his civil war diorama and Manny, Greg’s little brother wants to fill up his bedroom with chocolate pudding! His mom wants to do home improvements but everyone thinks that is boring except Greg who has lots of blueprints of his dream house.  He has some interesting ideas like a toilet in his couch, an ice skating rink, and lots of other crazy ideas. 

His mom says no and decides to do her idea of home improvements. But when the workers come to start the construction, the problems start. They accidentally put out their furniture on a trash day! Will the problems ever stop? Will Greg’s mom’s idea work out or not?  

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wrecking Ball”, book number 14 in the series, is another journey into Greg’s life, but this time about home improvements that end up affecting his whole family as well as Greg’s friends.

I would recommend this book to anyone who has a good sense of humor. Jeff Kinney did a really good job of writing this book and adding lots of details about what could happen in real life but hopefully doesn’t. The illustrations are hilarious, detailed and realistic. 

The main character Greg Heffley adds to the story because of his dumb actions. If you liked the other “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books, I’d recommend you read this one too. I enjoyed it just as much as all the other ones I’ve read.