Friday, 29 October 2021

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot (Book 16)

Details of the Book

No. of Pages    : 224 pages

ISBN               : ISBN-10: 024145414X and ISBN-13: 978-0241454145

Language         : English

What I think

This time in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot, Greg is forced to take part in sports. He believes that he is bad at sports and is quite sure that he would not be selected in any team. But then, he is proved wrong! He is forced to practice and play. And we are taken into the few months into the tournament season where Greg along with his bad teammates play games, losing back-to-back. Will the underdogs win?

I missed Rowley who was practically absent. So was Manny and Rodrigo. There were a few honorable mentions about them, if I may say. But they don’t play any active part. The portion with Greg’s dad was hilarious and his mom continues to be THE mom with a mission.

I also missed those moments of chuckles and famous quotations that we are usually subjected to in a Wimpy Kid series. This time there were no other accounts except for the sports and the importance thereof. It was for sure keeping me on edge and making me turn page after page. But the satirical and comical soul was missing.

Definitely a book to sit back and read over a couple of hours. Entertaining as always…



From the book blurb

After a disastrous field day competition at school, Greg decides that when it comes to his athletic career, he's officially retired. But after his mom urges him to give sports one more chance, he reluctantly agrees to sign up for basketball.

Tryouts are a mess, and Greg is sure he won't make the cut. But he unexpectedly lands a spot on the worst team.

As Greg and his new teammates start the season, their chances of winning even a single game look slim. But in sports, anything can happen. When everything is on the line and the ball is in Greg's hands, will he rise to the occasion? Or will he blow his big shot?


Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid series. He is a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for 'Favorite Book' and has been named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and later moved to New England where he an his wife own a bookstore, 'An Unlikely Story'.

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