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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Greg's wilderness vacation is funny but predictable.

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Can a holiday really go down too deep?

this one was quite a interesting new read there hasn’t 100 percent been a diary of a wimpy kid book I haven’t enjoyed but this one definitely interested me a lot some situations in the book are Similar to the situations we’re in and of cause it got the classic diary of a wimpy kid chaos in my opinion the ending to wreaking ball had more chaos but this one definitely close and if a holiday name means Paradise you should get all the details first before going that good Advice

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Kids who go on wilderness vacations with their families will relate to this funny yet predictable 15th Wimpy Kid installment. It's predictable the moment Greg mentions his fear of bears in the national forest and again when a skunk visits the RV park. Of course misadventures ensue. And of course Greg fixates on the plumbing of the RV -- at least that part doesn't get too gross. Thanks, Jeff Kinney, for that. It's also a boon that all the tomfoolery in the RV park is pretty tame. It's the kind of more innocent fun you have at camp or camping if you happen to have a stash of water guns, a catapult, and some watermelons.

As the tension mounts near the end, it's hilarious when Manny, Greg's preschool-age brother, saves the day -- and it's not the first time on that trip, either. Mom gets the short end of the stick in this installment, though. Usually she's the glue that keeps the family grounded and here she ends up thwarted in all her attempts to make the vacation meaningful. Maybe someday she'll get that perfect family picture for social media that she's after, but not this trip.

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