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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Hardcover – November 4, 2014
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If you remember where we left Greg Heffley the last time we saw him, Greg was dealing with losing the attention of his best friend, Rowley Jefferson. That book ended with Greg leaving Rowley Jefferson hanging around the "Find a Friend station." In this installment, THE LONG HAUL, the Heffley's go on vacation. But it's a vacation like none you've ever seen before. Get ready, because in this vacation we will NOT be traveling with Ward and June Cleaver. This vacation does NOT include Wally and the Beaver.
Right off the bat, the Heffley's journey takes a bad turn. Naturally, they are stuck in traffic for a long time. Alas, dad gets really nervous around high bridges: "The bridge to the beach was one of those kinds that's really high above the water, and I'm sure dad wasn't looking forward to being stuck on it for the next half hour." But that's not the worst part. Somehow, a seagull ends up INSIDE the Heffley car, flying around, looking for Cheeseits. It's complete mayhem! Perhaps the best sketch in the entire book is the illustration of the seagull flying around the car.
Here's WHY this book is so funny (and why all the books in the series are so funny): The author writes about what ACTUALLY HAPPENS (or comes close to happening) in our family trips. The reason we laugh so hard at these diary entries is that we see OURSELVES here. The accounts hit very close to him--at least for me.
√ All in all, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL is a hilarious, fun read.Read more ›
That’s probably because it’s a road trip gone horribly wrong. “Long Haul” has everything that can go wrong with a road trip: the bad drivers, the crowded theme parks, the crummy hotel rooms, and the nasty birds that try to get in the car and eat everything. Of course, Greg still messes up everything; for example, he yells at a couple of kids in a hotel for screwing around and ends up running into them for the whole rest of the trip. And don’t even get me started on the Heffleys’ new pet pig.
Normally, “Wimpy Kid” books get a little stale three-quarters of the way through, but this one just kept getting funnier and funnier. The only thing I could say against it would be its lack of Rowley, Fregley, and other fun, familiar characters from middle school, but hey, I wanted something different, too. You can’t have it both ways, so I’ll take it this way. I’m sure a lot of you will, too.
He read the entire thing with no assistance. I am so proud of him. I am also thankful he found a series he enjoys that is written well, yet still simply enough he can read it without a struggle.
It's funny and cute much like the other books in the series and the movies.
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