Amulet Books, 2016
Audience: Younger Teens
Double Down was a particularly entertaining installment in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Highlights include the Heffley’s Halloween celebration, Greg and Rowley making a horror movie, and Greg’s attempt at joining band. I especially loved the end. Greg got in so much trouble, I couldn’t believe it. It was just one thing after another. Honestly, I don’t know how he managed it. Sometimes, it’s almost like he tries to make the worst decisions possible and the fallout from that leads to unpredictable collateral damage. The series is always so fun to read.