The Last Straw (diary Of A Wimpy Kid, Book 3)Reviews
- Number of Pages: 224
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Let's face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Of course, Greg is in a position to easily sidestep his father's efforts to change him. Somebody just needs to clarify that to Greg's father. or get shipped out. But when Greg's dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up. 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.
The third book in this genre-busting series is certain to enlarge Kinney's presence on the bestseller lists, exactly where the previous titles have taken up residence for the past two years. Ages 8– 12. As he fends off his father's attempts to make him much 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 using a snappy name, and after that make sure the character learns a lesson at the finish in the book. This time, Greg starts off on New Year's Day (he resolves to “ aid other people improve,” telling his mother, “ I think you really should function on chewing your potato chips more quietly”) and ends with summer vacation. Kinney's spot-on humor and winning formula of deadpan text set against cartoons are back in full force. ” Greg, self-centered as ever, may be the exception proving that rule.
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