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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.

Book Jeff Kinney Humor 2014
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 7+

imagine being stuck on a road trip with your family for hours

this book comes in second place with my opinions on the series it a really good one where the family goes on a road trip and lots of things go wrong if cabin fever didn’t exist this one would definitely be number 1
age 18+

The #1 Book in the entire world.

I think that this book is the best book I've ever read in my life. It's pretty funny, has some inappropriate things in it, and it gives you life lessons. The luckiest part was when Manny guesses the hog's weight was 243.1 which was actually the correct weight. Now they had a problem. How can they fit the pet pig into the hotel they booked when it had a non-pet friendly rule? But BIG THANKS TO Jeff Kinney. WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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Our review:
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Kids say (36 ):

It could all be cliché, but Kinney's done this comedy thing before and knows how to set the story up pretty cleverly and throw in a few surprises. Greg's mom has such high hopes for a family vacation that readers will almost be sorry it doesn't go at all according to plan -- but of course, that's what makes THE LONG HAUL extra funny. There are brief moments where the family listens to her Spanish CDs -- especially little Manny, apparently -- and everyone plays the car games she's brought and eats her healthy "Mom Meal" lunches. But mostly the trip goes wrong. It's like author Jeff Kinney has the road-trip-misadventure checklist handy: car breaks down, money's gone, motel smells, animals reek havoc (more than one here), they get lost in the wrong place (hunting area -- yikes!).

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