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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (Book 3) (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Jeff Kinney (Author)

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Title:Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (Book 3)
Authors:Jeff Kinney (Author)
Info:Amulet Books (2009), Edition: Later Printing, 224 pages
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This book had a very good sense of humor, and i thought it had a good dialogue and had a good setting. i connected with this book because when i was younger i quit t-ball because i wanted to watch TV more often. This book also had a few life lessons along the way. I rate this book 4 stars.

Greg goes to the movies with his father and his brother. Then Mr.Heffely sees Lenwood Heath who was a delinquent with long hair, and now he has a crew cut. He had a conversation with Mr.Heffely and talked about Spag Union. Spag Union is a military academy that Lenwood had attended and said he wanted to get good grades at Spag Union so he could get into west point. After the movie ended Greg realized what was happening. He thought that his dad thought that if Spag Union could make a man out of Lenwood Heath it could, then it could make a man out of a wimp like himself. So Greg joined boy scouts and his dad was so excited that he even went to the first meeting with him. Then Greg earned his Whittling badge. When he came home his dad was so proud of him. The weekend of the Father-Son camp out Greg got sick so his dad got stuck with two brothers. Marcus threw a football at David wet his pants. Marcus started laughing and David got up and bit Marcus and wouldn't let go. So the next day Greg thought there is no chance i am not going to Spag Union. So When he woke up at 8:00 AM the next day he wondered why his dad hadn't woken him up. His dad said they could rethink the whole Spag Union thing. Greg went up to Rowley's house to play video games before his dad could change his mind. ( )
  BeckhamP.b4 | Oct 24, 2018 |
Remotely humorous, but they all kinda mix together. ( )
  morbusiff | Sep 20, 2018 |
I like the book because it has a funny sense of humor. Its enjoyable and i gives lots of life lessons.Greg torments and is tormented by his siblings. try's to avoid work and learning.tries to impress a girl. manipulates his one friend. and is treated unfairly by parents and teachers.

I like this book because of what happens in the incidents. Also the sense of humor it gives. The details are just on point and makes me wonder sometimes. And it gives life lessons on what happens in the story. and its shows how we can also react or be the same way. I think this book was really intresting. ( )
  JordynG.B3 | May 29, 2018 |
Greg Heffley is known for being a wimpy but, his father wants to change that. He believes he can toughen him up by sighing him up sports and other manly activities. Greg believes that he can avoid his father's actions in toughening him up, which he could. But all that changes when his father threatens him, saying he will send him to military school. Greg tries and tries to find a simple way out but, he only has two options, get in shape or be sent to military school. ( )
  nayeli13 | Dec 13, 2017 |
This book is a great read for middle school upper elementary. The book is relatable to students and create a connection, great to teach about keeping journals. ( )
  Jannette_M | Nov 9, 2017 |
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A verdade é - Greg Heffley nunca deixará de ser um banana. Mas alguém precisa explicar isso ao pai dele, porque Frank Heffley ainda acredita que conseguirá 'endurecer' o filho. Claro que Greg consegue esquivar-se facilmente aos esforços do pai para mudar. Mas, quando o pai ameaça enviá-lo para uma escola militar, Greg percebe que tem de se tornar duro ou não terá salvação.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810970686, Hardcover)

Let’s face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. 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 able to easily 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 . . . or get shipped out.

 

Greg and his family and friends, who make the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books a must-read for middle school readers, are back and at their best in this hilarious new installment of the series, which is sure to please current fans while attracting new ones.

This highly anticipated third book in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series takes the art of being wimpy to a whole new level.

 

Publishers Weekly-1/19/2009:

The third book in this genre-busting series is certain to enlarge Kinney’s presence on the bestseller lists, where the previous titles have taken up residence for the past two years. Kinney’s spot-on humor and winning formula of deadpan text set against cartoons are back in full force. This time, Greg starts off on New Year’s Day (he resolves to “help other people improve,” telling his mother, “I think you should work on chewing your potato chips more quietly”) and ends with summer vacation. As he fends off his father’s attempts to make him more of a man (the threat of military school looms), Greg’s hapless adventures include handing out anonymous valentines expressing his true feelings (“Dear James, You smell”), attempting to impress his classmate Holly and single-handedly wrecking his soccer team’s perfect season. Kinney allows himself some insider humor as well, with Greg noting the “racket” children’s book authors have going. “All you have to do is make up a character with a snappy name, and then make sure the character learns a lesson at the end of the book.” Greg, self-centered as ever, may be the exception proving that rule. Ages 8–12.

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Middle-schooler Greg Heffley nimbly sidesteps his father's attempts to change Greg's wimpy ways until his father threatens to send him to military school.

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