I had been a Diary of a Wimpy Kid fan for many years. I had liked all the books except this one. I think Jeff Kinney is running out of ideas. A large part of the book was about Greg's history. It was really boring and uninteresting. This is the first wimpy kid book that left me disappointed. Only the last 25 pages or so (I mean the part where Greg makes his movie) was good. The other parts seemed kind of... filler. There were four main parts of the book- Greg's history and thoughts, the balloon brigade and Maddox,the Halloween party and the movie. Greg's history and thoughts are really stupid, the balloon brigade and Maddox was very boring. The Halloween party might have been a bit interesting, but Jeff has used the topic too many times.The movie part was okay which is the reason I am giving two stars to this book, but I would advise Wimpy Kid fans to stay clear of this book and only stay with the first 10 books (which are really,really great compared to this one).
I am a big fan of Wimpy kid series and own all books in the series. Have read some books even repeatedly. However this book fails to do that. Struggling hard to finish it. Poor organising and events are not cleverly put. Overall not worth a read even for the Wimpy kid lover