Big Shot (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 16)

In Big Shot, book 16 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and sports just don’t mix.

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?

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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on October 26, 2021 by Amulet Books
ISBN-10: 1419749153
ISBN-13: 9781419749155
23 Book Reviews
  • evan_j_henry
    evan_j_henryabout 1 month55 stars
    Ok so its a really good book its about Greg heffely and his "wimpy" sports career.
    • purplepearls
      purplepearls6 months55 stars
      I got through like 70 pages of it at Costco--where I was waiting in line. It's so funny. I haven't read Diary of a Wimpy Kid in a while.
      • yummylarkragiuo
        yummylarkragiuo7 months55 stars
        Greg isn't a lot of things. He isn't a nerd, a jerk, or a dork. But most of all, Greg isn't an athlete. So when the school announces that whoever wins the field day competition will get a day off, Greg isn't sure if he will win. And after losing terribly, Greg is even more convinced that he shouldn't play sports. But when his mom says that he needs to be part of a sports team, Greg is forced to try out for the school basketball team. He is convinced he will lose, but he makes it anyway, along with a lot of bad players. Now, they will have to play for the whole season. Will it be like those movies, where the underdogs win? Or will it be like real life, where the underdogs lose? I really enjoy the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series because some of the scenes make me laugh out loud. But also, I like how the author sounds exactly like a middle school kid. This book is great for people who like funny stories about school.
        • cat61
          cat617 months55 stars
          I just started it !
          • emoji_man
            emoji_man7 months55 stars
            Greg has to face many sport challenges as he talks about his Preschool ⚽ team and his middle school 🏀 team read (Diary of a wimpy kid "Big Shot") to find out more.
            • kalim
              kalim7 months55 stars
              I really like the Diary of a wimpy, books, but I only have two books in real life and I read pdfs of the Diary of a wimpy kid series. I really want to read it cause I don't want to it in pdf form.
              • eagle_fan123
                eagle_fan1237 months
                Can't wait to read this book!!!
                • minecrafter68
                  minecrafter687 months55 stars
                  this book is a classic of diary of a wimpy kid and i love it iv always loved book and i really love this on
                  • ar651
                    ar6517 months55 stars
                    Seems good. Funny. Recommended for 5+
                    • ozzythebest8
                      ozzythebest88 months
                      I like this book. I hope I get it.