About the Author:
The author of the Double Down i.e. Jeffrey Patrick “Jeff” Kinney is an American author, game designer, cartoonist,movie director, actor, and producer. This multitalented author has also created the child – oriented website Poptropica, which is popular among the children all around the world. Apart from this novel, his earlier work includes the series of the book ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ and he has also appeared in the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ movie as Holly Hill’s father. Kinney works as a full – time writer and designer of the online games. He is fond of kids and, therefore, has created the kid – friendly website.
About the Book:
Double Down is the eleventh book of the series ‘Diary of a Wimpy kid’ and was published on November 1, 2016. The readers of this series already know that the book is all about the main character i.e. Greg Heffley who is only good at playing video games. But now, the pressure on Greg is piling on as his parents want him to broaden his horizons by doing something innovative. Greg is only interested in video games and not in the state of thinking about anything else. Later in the story, he found old video camera in the basement of his home and hatches a plan to make a scary movie. With this scary video, he wishes to prove his parents that he was born with the unsurpassed talent. Also, he wants to become a rich and renowned personality and, therefore he and his friend decide to execute this plan. Now, whether this movie plan helps in fulfilling Greg’s dream or is it just a recipe of doubling his problem forms the rest of the story.
The novel is literally interesting and spellbinding. Like Jeff’s previous novels, this one has also received the warm welcome from the readers and selling out at the breakneck speed. It bounds the readers till the end of the page. It is engrossing enough that it will keep your mind absorbed for a few days even after the novel is over. As far as the reviews are concerned, this novel can be easily transformed into the movie that the viewers would love to watch.