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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End
Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Deep End UK cover.jpg
Number 15
Release date October 27, 2020
Author Jeff Kinney
Illustrator Jeff Kinney
Preceded by Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball
Succeeded by Book 16

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End is the 15th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It was released on October 27, 2020. It succeeds Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball. This book was confirmed via Amazon on February 13, 2020.[1]


In The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

But things take an unexpected turn, and they find themselves stranded at an RV park that’s not exactly a summertime paradise. When the skies open up and the water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation—or if they’re already in too deep.[1]


The Deep End was announced on February 13, 2020, when a listing for it appeared on Amazon with a pre-release cover.[1] On April 13, 2020, Kinney confirmed that he was finalizing the book's cover.[2] On April 28th, he posted that he was working on writing both The Deep End and an unnamed 16th book.[3] The cover and title of The Deep End were announced by Jeff Kinney on Twitter on May 26, 2020.[4]

In the following months, Kinney posted various sneak peeks for the book on his Twitter account. On July 1st, he revealed a scene from the book in which Greg and Frank get stuck under a canoe.[5] On July 30th, Kinney posted an in-progress drawing for a map of the RV park.[6] On August 1st, Kinney posted an image of the sentence "Is that raspberry essence shampoo?" written in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid font.[7] On August 19th, Kinney posted various drawings of Frank with a cart of camping supplies.[8]