Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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More funny antics, clueless behavior in 3rd installment.

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Based on 12 reviews

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Diary of a wimpy kid: The last staw

In my opinion I think this book is a really good book because it expresses the failures and benefits of being in a middle schooler's mind that happens to be very clumsy. The conflict in this story is Greg against his surrounding . He struggles with himself because he plans to ask out his crush while his surrounding is at an ice rink but unfortunate Greg does not know how to ice skate and to get to his crush he has to ice skate to her. In my opinion I think the theme is to be determine and strong because since can't fix his wimpy ways he ends up trying going around it so the theme is always try your best to do something if you can't do something a certain way than try another way. I would recommend this book because it is entertaining to read about how Greg deals with conflict and treats it like when he had to get to the other side of a rink but couldn't skate he decided he should butt-scoot the way there which was hilarious because that was the way he solved the conflict.

Book Details

  • Author: Jeff Kinney
  • Illustrator: Jeff Kinney
  • Genre: Humor
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Amulet Books
  • Publication date: January 13, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Last updated: July 19, 2018

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