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Edward Mealy (known as Charlie Welsh in the online book) is a fairly nonathletic boy who has almost never spoken since he was ever born. He makes a brief appearance early in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series before resurfacing in Big Shot, where he plays a major role.


Rodrick Rules[]

While discussing Career Day questionnaires, Greg Heffley states that the year before, Edward took the questionnaire and got "sanitation worker" on his job chart. Since then, teachers have treated him differently, asking him to perform tasks such as cleaning up spills, which would be a task appropriate for the career he got. Greg uses his experience as a counterexample to the teachers' assertion that students shouldn't take their Career Day questionnaires too seriously.

Big Shot[]

Edward Mealy was first introduced as one of the kids getting cut out of try outs. He later joins the Winter Dogs with the other underdogs who got cut out from try outs. Greg notes that Edward hasn't spoken a word since second grade when discussing the players that were sorted onto his basketball team. For most of the book, he practices basketball with his teammates often goofing around and being disciplined by Coach Patel. He acts as a tank role in the games that the team plays with little to no success. When Susan became the new coach on the basketball team Edward and Greg were in, the group did a little activity where they passed the basketball and talked about themselves. However, when Edward had the ball, he spoke for the first time and got emotional talking about his pet turtle and that his step mother didn't like it. He went on for so long that Susan had to take the ball from him and pass it to someone else.


Charlie Welsh plays the same role as Edward does in Rodrick Rules, being made to clean up spills by his teacher Mrs. Battle.


  • There is an inconsistency in the fact that Edward Mealy's last name is spelled "Mealey" in his first book appearance in Rodrick Rules before changing to its present form during the vast majority of his appearances in Big Shot. It is unclear why this occurs, though it's most likely due to an error on Jeff Kinney's part, due to the long gap of time between these two books.