Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Family road trip goes hilariously awry in 9th installment.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 35 reviews

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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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