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The Private Blog of Joe Cowley: Return of the Geek

Too old for Wimpy Kid? Meet Joe Cowley!

Author Ben Davis

Suitable for:  12+ boys and girls

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-273696-3
Publication date: 02/04/2015
Paperback: 352 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

Also available as an ebook

Availability: In stock.

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Things are looking up for Joe at last. For one thing, he has a REAL LIFE GIRLFRIEND, who actually likes Star Trek almost as much as he does! It all seems too good to be true . . . and for disaster-prone Joe, it's only a matter of time before things go wrong in spectacularly hilarious fashion!

This page was last updated on 29 July 2021 at 19:30 GMT


  • 'Translates the Wimpy formula for a teenage boy audience' - Bookseller
  • 'Engaging . . . funny, believable' - We Love This Book
  • 'A brilliant amalgamation of theatre of embarrassment, with a sympathetic yet engaging lead, a realistic and entertaining narrative voice, and a full-on sense of humour.' - The Bookbag
  • 'This is one of the most humorous books I have ever read, a book that made me laugh out loud. *****5 STARS!' - Rose, age 14
  • 'This was a funny book that was a bit like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid but older.' - Simon, age 13
  • 'This book was incredibly funny, all the cringe-worthy situations Joe got into related to my age group which I really enjoyed!' - Alice, age 14
  • 'There are a lot of twists in the book that the author has cleverly put in and it dramatically changes your view so quickly.' - Jay, age 13
  • 'Wimpy Kid meets The Inbetweeners' - The Bookseller
  • 'I laughed at Joe's "pain and humiliation" and recommend you do too.' - The Book-ish Variety
  • 'As always, wherever Joe is, madness ensues, and nothing ever goes to plan.' - Nikki Heath, School Library Association
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