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The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 9) [Kindle Edition]

Jeff Kinney
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Book Description

A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you're the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig--not exactly Greg Heffley's idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure--and this is one the Heffleys won't soon forget.

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    "Every kid—and every parent—who's ever suffered through a family road trip will feel as one with Greg."
    (Kirkus Reviews 2014-11-06)

    About the Author

    As well as being the international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney is also an online developer and designer. He is the creator of the children's virtual world, Poptropica. Jeff has been named one of TIME magazine's most influential people in the world.

    Product Details

    • File Size: 10945 KB
    • Print Length: 217 pages
    • Publisher: Amulet Books; 1st edition (November 4, 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00J3ZIGOU
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    • Lending: Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #892 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    42 of 48 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterical! November 4, 2014
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    this is not just a great kids book, it makes adults laugh too. I bought it today, downloaded it to my kids' kindles, they immediately read it, then they wanted me to read it to them also. I laughed out loud numerous times over the ridiculous situations in the book. I highly recommend this whole series to anyone who wants to get their kids to read.
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    37 of 43 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars + Witty & Clever! November 4, 2014
    DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL is book number 9 in the series. The author, Jeff Kinney, continues his insightful wit, accompanied by cutting edge (if not exactly award-winning) artwork. The artwork is a cross between a Gary Larson cartoon and Scott Adams of Dilbert fame.

    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.
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    13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterical humor November 4, 2014
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    This was a great book and I encourage the series to go on. You see I'm ten years old and I love reading books especially ones with lots of humor. This book was hysterical and I think most other kids would like it too.
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    11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great book November 4, 2014
    By MARY
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    I thought it was an interesting and entertaining book. Don't forget funny too. I can't wait for the next one to come out! ;)
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    17 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! November 4, 2014
    By Nina
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    This book was so amazing and full of adventure! I am usually not. A big reader, but Jeff Kinney
    Eye knows how to write amazing and interesting books! I would recommend this book for fun reading and free reading! Overall, great book and I can't wait for the next one to come out!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars funny,cool,relative November 4, 2014
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    It is a good book Becuase my kids relate to it a lot and it is addicting to not put the book down
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    9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book Yet November 4, 2014
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    I just got this book today and I finished it. hands down it had to be the best right after cabin fever. I think that you would really enjoy this book if u like diary of a wimpy kid books in general. this one is a must have.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars very little humor January 10, 2015
    Oh dear! Another Wimpy Kid book. How many are their going to be? The generic formula for all these “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” stories is that young Greg Heffley, the “wimpy kid,” has some kind of problem and comes across all kinds of odd, and supposed to be humorous (to us), situations in trying to deal with it. In The Long Haul, the specific problem is a family road trip in which Greg, his parents, older brother Roderick, and little brother Manny head out in the van for summer vacation to do all types of adventuresome things planned by his mother from the Family Frolic magazine and nothing goes right. I’ve written the publisher and asked them not to send me any more of these books to review. These books are apparently very popular, and if you want to read them, that’s all right with me.

    I don’t believe that they’re necessarily evil, bad, or wicked, but I personally just don’t care for them as they seem to have nothing that resonates with me or that I think would be of benefit to children who are being brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. There is a little humor, such as when the cinnamon roll package burst, but very little, and the humorous times come only few and far between. In fact, this is one of the most often made criticisms of the book, even by some who like the series. One reader wrote, “The series hasn’t been funny for a long time, and this book is no exception….The first couple of books were funny, but it went down hill fast. There’s nothing new to offer.” Another said, “It has little humor value (I laughed maybe one time) and it’s just a list of bad luck events that happened in Greg’s trip….The plot is garbled and it’s more depressing than funny. Compared to the other books in the series, this one was the worst.
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    More About the Author

    Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. In 2009, Jeff was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife and their two sons.

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