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The Long Haul

(Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  47,376 ratings  ·  3,336 reviews
A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, youre 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 pignot exactly Greg Heffleys idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventureand this is one the ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 4th 2014 by Amulet Books
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Archit Ojha
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks


#Everything that the pig did was hilarious and made me wish he come back. And guess what the prince got his elixir back.

#Manny boasting his Spanish skills. I bet he's flying to space by the time he hits 5th grade.

A family trip out of a magazine?
Not quite like it.

The looooooooooong haul was a cracker jacker. Lows and further lows of a family trip coming about.

The book is a total laughter riot and if you have come as far as this, I can safely assume that you too are attached to this book.
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Whoot! Whoot! Keep 'em comin', Kinney!!

edit on November 10th, 2014

This book was so, so, sooooo funny. When I got to the part about (view spoiler) The road
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #9), Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is a children's novel written by Jeff Kinney and is the ninth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. On April 28, 2014, Kinney announced the book's name and its cover color. The book was released on November 5, 2014 in the UK. After summer vacation starts, Greg's mother Susan announces that the family is going on a road trip. At a cheap low-end motel that night, Greg and Rodrick decide to go to the pool,
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a lovely way to start my new year! I bought this book as a gift for a kid and ended up finishing it before she had even read the first page. So as it happens, Greg Heffley, a middle schooler had planned to spend his summer holidays in front of the TV when his mother announced: "Pack your bags, we're going on a road trip!" Not a surprise, Greg is peeved. To complicate his life, his Mom has picked up all her crazy holiday ideas from an article she read in Family Frolic magazine. Greg's family ...more
[Shai] Bibliophage
This is one of the best books in this series that I've read so far. The funny road trip of the Heffley family will definitely make anyone laugh including that part where Manny won that pig. I thought that pig will never be reunited with Manny but in the end, that pig saved them.
Ryk Stanton
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've been critical of the last few books in this series, feeling they were played out. Not so with this book! Kinney has revitalized this series with this latest installment - there were some genuine laugh-out-loud moments :)

I think what he did was abandoned all of the static characters he had relied on for cheap yuks and instead focused on Greg interacting with his family as they go on a road trip -- an awful, chaotic, hilarious road trip.

You could read ths book solo, but I think the series is
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
Aug 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children, reviewed

As always, cute. My son and I read these every year when they come out. I genuinely laugh out loud at least three times with each book. This one was just as funny in ways, but weaker in others since it took a hilarious situation and amped it up a little unrealistically. Sure, its all kids fiction, but this one is more far-fetched than the others. The magic and charm is humor that can be related to. This one has plenty to relate to, but goes over the top at the same time. It's a humor for kids
O my goodness I had no idea you were giving out a new book! I have all of your DOAWK books and they all deserve 5 stars.I know you have been writing stories for a while so it is not as hard as it is for me at the end of third grade. Meanwhile I love your stories and definitely would appreciate it if you would give me your next book for half price.
Apr 29, 2014 marked it as to-read
I love dairy of wimpy kid
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have read this entire hilarious series along with my daughter who grew up with it and is now in High School. I have also substituted in an elementary school media center for several years I can attest that nothing flies off the shelf faster than a Wimpy Kid book. The kids fight over who gets to check them out.

In this latest installment the Heffley family decide to take a road trip that fortunately for the reader goes horribly wrong. If you work with grade school children or have them you are
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 100-pages
I loved loved loved this book!

This is the best of the best.
A road trip, that too Greg's family, what can anyone ask for more?

This diary reminded me of all the travel diaries I wrote myself and how funny they would be to read in this age.

Gregory tells his story with such a pace, simplicity that he knew it was meant to happen with him, so yeah, just chill, get your seat belts on and stay amazed because this book is an adventure in itself.

But hey, hey, hey, if you think that only Gregory's family
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, children
Greg Heffley is my hero:

Hero Saves Band's Truck

He can do no wrong.

I guess technically Jeff Kinney is my hero who can do no wrong. Heffley gets himself into all kinds of trouble for being able to only make the wrong decisions - his words, not mine. (He compares his life to a Choose Your Own Adventure; even in those books his decision making is suspect...)

As always, parts of this were a little too unrealistic - dangling Manny into the van through the sunroof via a fishing pole, for instance. That kind of humor is too
Nov 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
I laughed out loud as the family embarks on a road trip. Mom wants the trip to be fulfilling and educational. This trip is anything but! Stinky shoes win a prize at the fair. That prize is a baby pig that imprints on Manny. Clothes are stolen, accidents happen, and an attack of seagulls makes a giant mess.
Feb 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Honestly, this book was a disappointment to me. Before, in the other Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, the things that happened were actually believable. Now I feel like Jeff's lost that spark for good ideas. It's normal for a health teacher to assign eggs to students as homework to keep them alive and for the girls to decorate them and for the boys to throw them at lockers. It is NOT normal, however, to have a 3 year old kid know how to put the keys in a car and start the engine. It's also not normal ...more
Zainab Alaraibi
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing

This book is very interesting and fuuny. It can relate to many people lives especially mine. It's hard having a baby sister/brother who always snitches. The funniest part was when Greg's mom and brother Many won a live baby pig and they had to take it. The baby pig was cute and smart.
This book starts off with summer vacation. Greg is psyched and ready for no school, that until his mom came up with a plan. His mom likes to read magazine called "Family Frolic". She got the plan from an artical
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing

1. I laughed so hard several time: a) basically everything about the pig was hilarious to me b) when Greg had to go to the vet and they filled out a pet form for him c) the seagulls attacking them in their van.
2. I was very happy with this book. Some of the series wasn't as funny as the original but this one was great.
3. Is this the first one where it's completely away from home and school?
4. Also, I went on a road trip this summer with my friends and the backseat was the same kind of deal. We
Ola Al-Najres
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Even the trip turned into a disaster , but the Heffley's adventures were entertaining as always , and honestly speaking ... Manny is the one who makes this series fascinated 😄!
Rosie Wedge
Dec 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Don't even ask me why, but my inner child always wants to read this series around Christmas time. Still love this series, and was a great time reading this instalment. A whole hour of laugh-out-loud corny, childish goodness.
Prathmesh Bagul
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very awsome book
'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Sun

'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet' - Independent

'The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Big Issue

'Hilarious' - Telegraph

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
Ammar Al-qura'n
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As a fan of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, I found this no less entertaining than the rest of the books written by Jeff Kinney. It is the latest one and only came out on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. The book is about Greg Heffley and the rest of his family going on a surprise trip planned by their mom, and with no advance warning. The adventure that they go on is truly amazing and pretty shocking. There are countless twists and turns and things you learn later in the book that make you realize ...more
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Stayed up until the wee hours finishing this in one sitting, because once I read the first page, I couldn't stop laughing. (Or reading.) I always forget what page-turners these are, and this one was probably my favorite since Cabin Fever.

Just imagine yourself crammed into a minivan for a fun family road trip . . . imagine the smelly feet, the irritating noises, the uncomfortable seat with too many boxes and bags wedged in around you . . . So. Much. Fun.

And then, of course, add in the pig your
Natalie Elizarraras
Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul was absolutely hilarious! My favorite part was when Manny spoke perfect Spanish on page 211. I wonder if Greg, Rodrick, or Manny named the pig. I also liked when the pig ate and drank all the stuff in the minibar when the Heffleys stayed at the hotel. Jeff Kinney should definitely write a tenth book! I recommend this series to readers who like to laugh when reading. This is going to be a trip Greg and you will never forget.
Gary Butler
Jan 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: humor
1st book read in 2015.

Number 303 out of 429 on my all time book list.

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May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I decided to read this after not reading from this series for a few years and it was still SO much fun???? I'm excited to pick up the next volume!
Nov 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Summer break is a time for relaxing, but Greg Heffleys summer is about to get a lot less fun. When his mother decides family time means a family trip with no destination (and no electronics!), even Greg realizes that this is a bad idea. Loading up the car, Greg, his mother and father, his brother Rodrick, and his little brother Manny hit the road with the destination ofADVENTURE!!!! Be it a doomed trip to the beach with an angry gull, a county fair with a piglet as a prize, or the mysterious ...more
Jesse Salcido
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What I thought of the book was very funny. In the book the Heffleys are going on vacation to Disney Land and with everything in the back including Greg, their trip will have many things up against them.
My favorite part was when Greg's younger brother Manny won a baby pig from a contest and they took the pig it had to go to the bathroom Greg had to take it and himself to the restroom, but the pig refused to use it and used Manny's little plastic potty instead.

I reccomend this to anyone like
Attila Cthulhuson
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was definitely one of my favorite books in the series. Kinney did a great job at building minor things that could cause disaster so that several could cause a giant, hilarious scene later in the book. You'll see what I mean.

With this much crap going wrong on a vacation it's almost despairing by the end, but some of the more ludicrous disasters keep it funny. Some, like a lost key, are too believable and less funny for me as an adult. So I focused on the seagulls scene.
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is very funny. Its about a kid named Greg who has many bad and unlucky experiences. Gregs mom wants the family to go on a road trip. The road trip was a complete failure. For example, at the fair, the family unintentionally won a pet pig. Greg and his family had to take the pet pig with them for much of their road trip. I would recommend this book if you like humorous books because it often had me laughing out loud. ...more
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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'.

Other books in the series

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)
  • Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #2)
  • The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #3)
  • Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #4)
  • The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #5)
  • Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #6)
  • The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #7)
  • Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #8)
  • Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #10)
  • Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #11)

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