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The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3)

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The Wippiness Wars have escalated. Greg's father just can't accept that this son is an inveterate wimp. To cure him, Dad signs him up for organized, "manly" sports. When that doesn't work, he threatens use of the ultimate weapon: an involuntary stint at military academy. The threat makes our favorite wimp realize that if he doesn't shape up, he will be literally shipping o ...more
Paperback, 217 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Puffin Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Trapper
Mar 21, 2009 Trapper rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes comics(garfield, calvin and hobbes, etc.)
i want to read this book soooooooooooooo bad because the first 2 were pretty funny. i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Megan
I never tire of this series. I just think the humor is so right on! I read often that the book appeals to reluctant readers and I would seriously challenge that. It appeals to ALL readers in fifth grade. Let's face it, we were all a "Greg Heffley" in fifth grade. Unless of course you were a "Rowley" in which case, I am very sorry.
There was a part that had me seriously laughing so hard. (I am not giving anything away here, it will just be much funnier when you read it yourself) Greg had gone to
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Nandakishore Varma
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... like the school soccer team and military school.

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
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Beth
Mar 01, 2009 Beth rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Reluctant readers, graphic novel lovers
The wimpy kid books never fail to make me laugh. Kinney has a great sense of comic timing in these books and the pictures really do make the story what it is.

What bothers me about these books is the main character's attitude and the way he treats others. I hope that kids see that the reason Greg gets himself into trouble all the time is because of his attitude. 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 respec
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Namratha
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.

It’s tim
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Kevin Xu
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 ...more
Amy
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.

"I am the best person I have ever known." I love nerds.
Shayantani Das
Goodness! I have been chanting for sooo long that I will write all my pending reviews after exam. But I just can not stop devouring books!!!
It feels so good to just hold the novels in my hand and not inside a textbook in a respectable time of the day unlike 2 in the night. Plus, I hate having unread books in my shelf. It feels so good to see its size depleting.
Arghh, okay, I promise, 3 days of wild, carnal book reading marathon and then I am done.
Fizzgig76
Greg Heffley and his family are back and Greg is trying to get up the courage to ask out a girl while trying to keep himself out of military school. The new Wimpy Kid is enjoyable and more of the same. That isn't a bad thing, but it would have been nice have more of an explosive ending like the others. The part about Shel Silverstein made me laugh because I remember thinking the same thing from his picture on the back of Where the Sidewalk Ends.
nicole
DEEEELIGHTFUL. 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 ...spaceman suit? and Mrs. Heffley in the front seat of the car. Kids are so ridiculous, and their parents just let 'em be.
Connor Southern
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.The main character is Greg Hefley,a boy that is writing in a diary/journal and tells all about his life in words and pictures.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 ...more
Kata Bel Air
I was surprised to find out that this book was not nearly as good as the first two Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. I did not enjoy as much as the other two because the humor that kept me hooked was almost completely gone and the book was more focused on getting the attention of a girl. i hope the next book will be better.
Malbadeen
My son recommended these books to me.
My son is 9.
My son has been surfing with his dad in San Diego for a week and a half now.
When I finished the 2nd book I called and him told my favorite part was when the grandpa handed Greg his false teeth.
My son cracked up and said that was his favorite part too.
I miss my son so friggen much I feel like crying!

Colleen Houck
I giggled several times. Trying to hurry up and finish my Jeff Kinney signed collection before Christmas so I can gift it to my nephew. What is better to give than the gift of giggles?
Jessica
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!
Audrey
I bet this book is as funny and exiting as the first two. I can't wait to read it and find out myself!
Truly
Buku ini merupakan buku ketiga dari seri Diary si Bocah Tengil. Setiap buku diberi warna yang berbeda guna memanjakan mata yang memandang. Buku pertama berwarna merah, selanjutnya biru dan sekarang hijau. Isinya masih seputar urusan kehidupan Greg Heffley. Di mulai dari Bulan Januari hingga Bulan Juni, 6 bulan yang penuh warna.

Pertama kali membaca buku ini justru dari limpahan dari Ibu Peri Buku yang baru saja mengundurkan diri dari salah satu penerbit hebat S. Saat membaca judulnya, langsung te
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Burning Phoenix63
in this book greg thinks he is perfect so instead of making new years revoulutions for himself he makes them for other people. it did not work because his dad kept cheating on his diet, rodfrick kept hitting him, manny will not get rid of his pacifire, and his mom keep chewing her potato chips so loud. apently to greg the older you get the less fun presents you will recieve at christmas because his family members gave him a stick of deoderant and a travel dictionary in his stocking. he said the ...more
Michael
I suppose I could use the excuse that I'm previewing the Wimpy Kid books to see if my niece might like a copy of them for her upcoming birthday.

Or I could just admit that I like the darn things and I don't care who knows it.

Greg Hefney is back and just as self-centered and wimpy as ever. He's also as hysterically funny as ever. After stumbling a bit with the second book, the Wimpy Kid series returns to the form that made the first book so much fun. Greg's adventures playing soccer (well, going
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Maximilian Fleischauer
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
I read the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw. This fictional book written by Jeff Kinney is about a 13-year-old boy named Greg Heffley, he is used to his wimpy ways, and he will never change. Unfortunately his father Frank Heffley does not agree with his ways. Frank thinks he can toughen Greg up by putting him into activities that will whip him into shape. But of course like always Greg finds ways to get out of a situation like this and easily goes back to his regula
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Tung
The third installment of the Wimpy Kid series focused on the life of middle school student Greg Heffley. I found the first book hysterical, and the second one less so. The Last Straw hits all the right notes, and goes back to what made the first book so successful – random hijinks focused on Greg and his continued attempts at being popular and attracting the girls (without the focus on his brother Rodrick). In fact, I had more laugh-out-loud moments in this one than I had in the first one. Some ...more
Jenna
The book Diary of a wimpy kid the last straw is the sequel to Diary of a wimpy kid and Rodrick rules. It is about a boy named Greg Heffley who is always being pushed around by(most importantly)his older brother and people at school. One thing he is mad about is his little brother Manny always gets what he wants. Greg is mad about that because he didn't get anything he wanted when he was little. Another thing he's upset about is that there is a girl at school he likes and every time he trys to ca ...more
Philip
Alright, I'll admit: I looked down on these books. I remember when I was in junior high, I made fun of a kid for wearing a Weezer shirt, and then I listened to Weezer and really liked them. Boy, I felt like an idiot then - as I do now.

I'll tell you too, I really fight against speaking about something I know little about. Luckily, with this series, I didn't say too much out loud before I read the book - otherwise I'd be eating my words right now. As it is, I'm just going to sit around here eating
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Terry
This book is a welcome addition to an already hilarious series. The funny thing about this book is that, if you were to ask me what it's about, I couldn't give you very much detail, because it's so jam-packed of silly daily (mis)adventures. That said, the theme, if you will, of this book, is that Greg's dad wants to make him more "manly," which is pretty ridiculous, given what we know about Greg from the last two Wimpy Kid books. My favorite part of the book was the bit about Shel Silverstein .. ...more
Amy
My 9 year old literally ran to this book when he saw it in the bookstore and informed me that life surely would not go on if he couldn't get it and start reading it immediately. Well of course I gave in. I had to pretend to resist briefly when all along I knew that the purchase of a book that gets kids this excited to read was a no brainer. He literally did not put it down other than to sleep and has finished already. He says "It's the best one yet".

Other than relating to a kid who's not necess
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Dominique
Diary of wimpy kid(The last stand)is about a boy named Greg Heffley who is going through all sorts of wacky drama! He trys to impress his crush and that gets him in an awkwared state. He's dealing with bullies,jealousy,and embarassment,but in a hilarious way!

I thought Diary of a wimpy kid was alright,but Greg's humor was just a little to much for me.And there were some places where I didn't like the way he was treating his family but other than that it was O.K!!!

I recomend this book to people wh
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Luann
Reading this was actually an accident. I read the first one in the series when it came out, but didn't plan to read any others. There are just so many other books out there to read, and I don't need to read this series to encourage my students to read them. But when it came in the mail yesterday, I opened it and started reading the first page. Before I knew it, I was 30 pages in and had already chuckled several times. It is humorous and an easy read, so I figured I would finish it. My students a ...more
Austin Marker
The Diary of the Wimpy Kid the Last Straw was a book i decided to read sense it was the end of the school year and the book was about summer. In the book Greg faces some challenges the big one is he has to prove to his father that he is a man and that he does manly things. Greg sets up a schedule so he will know when his father returns from work so he could make it look like he was doing something that a man would do. When Greg's father catches on to what he is doing he makes Greg go on camping ...more
Giles L.
The Last Straw (a book in the Diary of a Wimpy kid series) is about Gregory getting in trouble for different things. For example, one time when Greg didn’t get out of bed, his dad would yell at him. Another example would be about the soccer coaches being mad about not listening to the coaches. Gregory would be embarrassed about two things. One of them trying to get a blanket down, but his pants fell off his body. The second one was Manny crying about Gregory saying to him “Ploppy”.

I liked this
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Jeff Kinney is an author of children's books including Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. Jeff was born in College Park, Maryland, in 1971 where he created a comic strip called "Igdoof."He also created the children's website 'Poptropica'.
More about Jeff Kinney...
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“There was this book Dad used to read to me every night called "The Giving Tree." It was a really good book, but the back of it had a picture of the author, this guy named Shel Silverstein.
But Shel Silverstein looks more like a burglar or a pirate than a guy who should be writing books for kids.
Dad must have known that picture kind of freaked me out, because one night after I got out of bed, Dad said: "IF YOU GET OUT OF BED AGAIN TONIGHT, YOU'LL PROBABLY RUN INTO SHEL SILVERSTEIN IN THE HALLWAY."
That really did the trick, Ever since then, I STILL don't get out of bed at night, even if I really need to use the bathroom.”
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