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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot
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Number 16
Release date October 26th, 2021
Author Jeff Kinney
Illustrator Jeff Kinney
Preceded by Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End
Succeeded by Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Överlöde

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot is the 16th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It was released on October 26th, 2021. It succeeds Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End and precedes Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper Överlöde.

Synopsis

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?

Plot

Development

The title and cover of Big Shot were revealed through Amazon on May 26th, 2021.[1]

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Portuguese Bola Fora Ball Out

Trivia

  • In a tweet, Jeff Kinney reveals that the book was almost named "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Long Shot".[2]
  • It took 10 full days for Jeff to figure out the first line of the book.
  • Book 16 has localization on page 11 on international versions of the book, the flag Manny is holding will represent the country from the book's language. See localization.

References

  1. Big Shot Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 16 — Amazon [1]
  2. Tweet from Jeff Kinney: "This almost happened..." [2]

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