The Last Straw book. Published January 1st by Amulet Books Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney Dog Days by Jeff Kinney Rodrick Rules by Jeff . Every once in a while you need to forget that you are a full-blown adult whose. You see, Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organized sports and other "manly" endeavors. Of course, Greg is . Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways somebody just better tell Greg's dad that. Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up and he.
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Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg's father. You see, Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organized sports and other "manly" endeavors. Of course, Greg is easily able to sidestep his father's efforts to change him. But when Greg's dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up Synopsis January The book starts with a new year and Greg talks about how members of his family are coming up with new year resolutions but aren't able to stick to them and how his brother Rodrick should have come up with a really long list of resolutions, but he didn't. Greg says that Frank has been staying away from sugar and how he's been cranky and Greg talks about how he came up with an idea which was wearing his mother's bathrobe.
Of course, Greg is easily able to sidestep his father's efforts to change him. But when Greg's dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up Synopsis January The book starts with a new year and Greg talks about how members of his family are coming up with new year resolutions but aren't able to stick to them and how his brother Rodrick should have come up with a really long list of resolutions, but he didn't.
Greg says that Frank has been staying away from sugar and how he's been cranky and Greg talks about how he came up with an idea which was wearing his mother's bathrobe.
He then talks about how he reckons grown ups think that you don't deserve anything that is fun for Christmas and how he is getting "lame" gifts and the only thing he got close to a toy was a Laundry Hoop from his Uncle Charlie , but it ended up being a way for Susan to give Greg responsibility for his laundry, thereby being a chore.
Greg and Rowley had went to the bus stop and found a little piece of paper taped to the street sign saying that the bus route was rezoned and that the kids have to walk to school and Greg talks about how it is a bad idea to make kids walk to school and then later he talks about how his Dad hates teenagers and how his Dad's arch-enemy, the baddest teenager, Lenwood Heath was sent to Spag Union Military Academy.
Then Greg talks about how Manny walks down from his room and joins Greg and Susan watching TV, and how he hates that his mom doesn't put Manny back to bed, then he tells that he wasn't allowed to go down at night when he was a little and Dad scared him with Shel Silverstein.
Greg finds one of Manny's books and thought of writing one on his own and selling it to a publisher and get money, so he wrote Wise Up, Mr.
One of Greg's classmates, Albert Sandy , told everyone at lunch about a person that was in Thailand or China who could jump six feet straight up in the air by digging a hole. Greg believed him and thought of digging a hole, but Susan won't let him, so he goes over to Rowley 's and tells him about it, but Rowley said his parents will ground him if they found the hole, but Greg said they could cover it up with a sheet so they will not find about it until a long time.
The ground was frozen solid and they hardly made a dent, after digging for a few minutes Greg gave the shovel to Rowley and made him do for extra time to make him think he was a heavy contributor. Greg saw a show on TV which was about Time Capsules, so Greg and Rowley came up with that idea, but Rowley wasn't giving anything away, Greg put in three bucks, Rowley thought he was making a sacrifice so he also sacrificed some of his gifts into the box.
Greg wrote a note saying that he was the one who put the cash in because he thought the money will be worth a lot of money in the future and the person would travel back in time and reward Greg. Greg found that the bathrobe was taken away, his mother said she didn't take it, then he figured his Dad threw it out, because his Dad always throws away somebody else's things if he doesn't like it, just like he threw Manny's blanket, Tingy.
Greg got tired of walking to school so he took a ride from his mom but told her to drop him behind the school, because her car had bumper stickers that might embarrass Greg.
But Greg forgot his bag and his Mom came and gave it back to him and even called him Sweetie which embarrassed Greg and he was also in the class with Holly Hills , a girl which Greg has been trying to make a good impression on. Greg then talks about how Holly Hills and how other guys are also trying to win her and Greg wanted to get her before some other person gets her. Greg then complains about how he doesn't like the walking to school idea and wants the people to at least install a ski lift, then Greg talks about how he takes naps all the time when he gets back from school and how it is affecting his grades as he has to do his homework while he watches TV.
Greg talks about how his teacher Mrs. Craig 's dictionary is missing and she thinks somebody stole it and as a punishment she is keeping everyone inside until the person returns it, some kids started spying on the kids who are using big words, Greg and a few kids asked the smartest kid in the class, Alex Aruda to find clues and get the thief.
However, Alex told them they had to give him five-bucks first, so the kids pooled up five bucks and gave it to him and Alex showed them the dictionary and said he was using it for the spelling-bee in February, just then a kid called Corey Lamb grabbed the book and put it on the table, but the teacher saw him and thought he stole it and punished him.
Craig's punishment for Corey Lamb has to stay inside for recess for a few days. He will have Alex Aruda to keep him company. February Greg got two fruits in the first day.
Greg talks about how he is not getting snacks besides fruit and someone is stealing them, this also caused Greg to sleep in his teacher Mr. Watson 's class, his father said that whoever was caught would have no drums or video games for a week.
Greg talks about how he is broke and how he used up his money on some things that turned out to be scams. Greg's mom got mid-session report card, Greg got scared and thought that when his dad would come home, he will scold him, so he asked Susan's mother to come over, then after dinner he went to bingo with her. Greg thought he had won but when the clerk came to check, she said that he messed up and his win was no good. Gramma asked him not to draw attention to himself, because the regulars don't like it when a newcomer wins.
Greg flunked his science test and slept again in Mr Watson's class and as a punishment he had to sit in the front of the class, Greg slept there right away, but at the sixth period another teacher came in and gave Greg a detention. Greg was desperate to get sugar, so he went to Rowley's backyard and dug the time capsule out and took it home and with the three-bucks and the things inside he bought some snacks and played with some of the other things inside.
Greg, who's never had detention before, didn't know what to expect from it, but found that all you can really do is just sit there and wait for it to be over which Greg feels is stupid, claiming that most of the students who get detention could really use the extra study time.
The only open seat Greg could take was in front of one of the bullies named Leon Ricket , and whenever the detention supervisor Mr. Ray wasn't looking, Leon would do something like flick Greg's ear or give him a wet willy.
Ray eventually catches Leon and tells him that if he sees him touching Greg again, he's going to be in big trouble. Knowing that Leon would go right back to bugging him once Mr.
Ray wasn't looking, Greg slaps his hands together to make it seem like Leon hit him. Ray, not realizing the truth, tells Leon he has to stay another half hour and that he has detention again tomorrow. When Greg finally gets out of detention, he quickly makes his way home, afraid that Leon will pursue him.
Greg still wants to catch whoever is stealing snacks from the grocery bin, so he comes up with a plan: he hides in a laundry basket to catch whoever's stealing the food in the act, knowing that Susan, who usually does the grocery shopping, puts all the lunch snacks in a bin in the laundry room.
Greg ends up falling asleep during the watch, but when he hears someone going through the food, he turns on his flashlight and the thief turns out to be none other than Greg's dad, Frank. As Greg's about to start chewing out his dad for stealing food from the bin, they hear Susan coming, and knowing what would happen, Frank and Greg take as many oatmeal creams as they can and made a run for it.
The next day, Greg's still mad at his dad for what he did, and plans on confronting him, but doesn't get a chance, as Frank gets in bed by PM. The reason Frank went to bed so early was because he got depressed after running into Mr. Snella and Mrs. Snella and their new baby, Seth Snella , who's two months old he was born in December. Greg explains that every time the Snellas have a baby, they throw a big half-birthday party for them six months later, and invite all the neighbors to the party.
Greg claims that the "highlight" of every Snella half-birthday party is when all the adults line up and try to make the baby laugh while Mr. Snella videotapes them. Greg, who says he's been to every Snella half-birthday so far, claims that no baby-Snella has ever actually laughed and goes on to explain that the real reason Mr.
Snella have that at the parties is because their dream is to win the grand prize on a TV-show called " America's Funniest Families ". Greg also explains that Frank hates performing in front of people, and so far, he's been able to get out of having to attend the half-birthday parties thrown for the Snella children.
However, Susan tells Frank that he has to attend Seth Snella's half-birthday party in June, and Frank realizes that he can't weasel his way out of this party.
The Valentine's Day Dance was announced so Greg went to his laundry and looked for clothes, he found an okay shirt and even though it had a jam stain on it, he still wore it. Initially, when the dance started, all the boys sat on one side of the gym and the girls sat on the other, and when no one went on to the dance floor, the principal, Mrs.
Mancy , then said that everyone had to start dancing, as it would count for part of their PE-grade. Instead of looking up to him, it's my hope that kids who read this book say, "Man, if Greg just treated people with a little more respect then maybe he wouldn't always get himself into these bad situations. I don't think Greg's physique is wimpy; I think his character is.
View all 19 comments. View 1 comment. May 10, Namratha rated it liked it Shelves: Every once in a while you need a break from wizard boys, sparkling vampires, conspiracy theories, go-nowhere love stories, end-of-the-world page turners and the never ending stream of parallel worlds. Every once in a while you need to forget that you are a full-blown adult whose literary tastes are mature and discerning and who, to put it mildly is a bit up-yourself.
Every once in a while, you need to escape into the world of a Wimpy middle-school Kid who is high on smarts and low on luck. To achieve this admirable goal, he is intent on sending Greg off to a military academy. Wimpy, who was looking forward to a summer of playing video-games and sleeping The Wimpy Kid series may be considered juvenile and trite. Sometimes you even snort with glee well, I did.
I say, regardless of your age View 2 comments. I read this one, with my nine-year-old brother. He is such a big fan of the series and i always enjoy reading by his side. This series is a highly entertaining collection of books that offer much laugh, but notably not much, educationally speaking.
That is not such a big deal, if you know exactly why you are reading a book. There are not all of them about inspiration and highly profound meanings.
Some plain, simple fun is well needed too, and those books will provide just that. Maybe if y 3,5 Stars. Maybe if you give it some thought, though, you might come to the conclussion and form a more complex idea, that those books are a rough guide of what not to do if you are a boy that age. Now that is highly pedagogic. So i had a good time reading it, i chuckled and rolled my eyes in the stupidity that still torments Greg and it was all ok..
View all 5 comments. Jul 03, Archit Ojha rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you've enjoyed Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1, you should definitely follow the series because it keeps getting hilarious with each installment. Greg Heffley continues with his hilarious journal.
It seems that he has now become accustomed to writing it, because there are no gripes about that in this book. Or maybe it is because he has much more serious things to worry about Dad is determined to make a man out of Greg. Greg is quite happy to stay a wimp, playing with the latest video games and trying to impress the beautiful Holly Hills.
However, being the kind of person he is, Greg finds Greg Heffley continues with his hilarious journal. However, being the kind of person he is, Greg finds it difficult to attack the problem outright. The only method open to him is subterfuge.
Two-thirds of the book recounts Greg's ineffectual attempts to get out of the soccer team and his equally ineffectual attempts to befriend Holly Hills. He uses Rowley quite shamelessly whenever he feels it would give him an advantage: We cannot blame Greg for feeling that life is unfair to him. Towards the last third, soccer moves to the backstage as military school moves into the limelight.
Dad sees the wonders it has done for teenage troublemaker in the neighbourhood: Greg is in immediate danger of being sent to boot camp for his summer holidays. None of his stratagems, like joining the Boy Scouts, seems to have any effect in forestalling the inevitable However, fate takes a hand, and Greg escapes by a hair's breadth. How that happens is narrated in his own inimitable way by Jeff Kinney, and is the highlight of the book.
It is guaranteed to leave you in stitches. In this novel, we see Greg slowly forming a bond with his Dad, who we find is not very different from his son. It is quite possible that Greg will grow up to be just like his father. And for a change, the novel ends on a happy note, because Greg has run out of pages immediately after being befriended by the gorgeous Trista, the new girl in the neighbourhood. And we are also happy, because despite all his cowardly traits, Greg Heffley is a lovable kid.
As humorous and warm as the first two books: Aug 06, George Jankovic rated it it was amazing. Greg, the main character of this incredibly funny series, is a middle schooler whose universe revolves around him. He was quite selfish in the first two books. But that was nothing.
Greg is reaching the pinnacle of selfishness in this book. He always has an idea how to benefit himself even if it hurts someone else inclusing his best friend or family members. But there still is karma in the world Greg doesn't know about it. This might be the funniest book in the series so far. Loved it!
Apr 05, Kevin Xu rated it it was ok. This was my first trip into this series, I think this book was clever being the first of its kind, but I think overall this book has a lot of problems.
For example, the biggest I have with this book is that is gives more reasons for kids today to not read a real book, a chapter book with no pictures. Second the main character, Greg, I like the kid who plays him in the movie, but in the book I find him to a self centered, self fish, most of all lazy kid who takes advantage of his best friend, Row This was my first trip into this series, I think this book was clever being the first of its kind, but I think overall this book has a lot of problems.
Second the main character, Greg, I like the kid who plays him in the movie, but in the book I find him to a self centered, self fish, most of all lazy kid who takes advantage of his best friend, Rowley just because he is a little slow.
It reminds me of two friends I knew in high school. View all 4 comments. May 31, Hiba Arrame rated it liked it Shelves: Not bad, I always get through these real quick, but it wasn't funny or anything, and Greg really gets on my nerves sometimes. Especially when it comes to how he treats Rowley.
Feb 02, Amy rated it it was amazing. I heard about this series from NPR and decided to get the first one for my boy.
I'm glad I got it. It's honest, clever, funny, and sweet without being nauseatingly so. I understand the character and his "uniquenesses". He reminds me of Charlie Brown except for one major difference. The main character accepts himself without all the self depricating self-analyzation.
Apr 01, Lori rated it really liked it Shelves: Typical mayhem ensues, Gregory and Rodrick and the rest of the Heffley family yuck it up as the "wimpy kid" continues to behave in the same self-serving manners which could possibly land him in military school.
I think this is a cute series, just right for my oldest sons age group. Not only is it funny, but at times we find ourselves stopping and discussing what a spoiled rotten kid Greg is!! View all 8 comments.
May 15, Aj the Ravenous Reader rated it really liked it.
Fun and easy read, entertaining and light- it's a book you can take not too seriously. It's something you can rely on during quick breaks or waiting for a ride.
Aug 14, [Shai] Bibliophage rated it it was amazing Shelves: Actual rating: I like this series but this particular installment didn't make me burst out laughing, unlike the first two books. This issue tackles Greg's being wimpy in sports and being not man enough so I can't relate that much.
Maybe male readers and followers of this series could appreciate this 3rd book. Jan 13, nicole rated it really liked it Shelves: Favorite parts: Shel Silverstein boogeyman amazing , hiding-under-the-blanket-next-to-his-dad-when-the-phone-rings so easy to picture actually happening, so dumb, so annoying, so funny , and the image of Greg in his glasses, Rowley in his Heffley in the front seat of the car.
Kids are so ridiculous, and their parents just let 'em be.
View all 6 comments. Nov 18, S. Baqer Al-Meshqab rated it liked it. I shall write a comprehensive review for all books upon completion of the series. Mar 05, Monica: Feb 03, Connor Southern added it. Diary of a Wimpy kid The Last Straw: I learned that if you're going to stand over a vent with a robe on, lock the door.
Never burry money in a time capsle. And never go to a sleepover with a friends kerate classmates. His big brother Rodrick is always torchering Greg by hiding all of the phones when Greg needs to make a call.
His little brother Many always drives Greg crazy by getting away with stuff that when Greg was his age, he wouldn't have been able to get away with. View all 3 comments. Mar 26, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: These books are just so hilariously honest. Greg is kind of horrible, but so is everyone around him.
Really loved the fake swear words in this one: Plastic raspberry tickle bear! Mar 04, Shayantani Das rated it really liked it. I have been chanting for sooo long that I will write all my pending reviews after exam.