Thursday, March 19, 2009

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney

"You know how you're supposed to come up with a list of 'resolutions' at the beginning of the year to try to make yourself a better person? Well, the problem is, it's not easy for me to think of ways to improve myself, because I'm already pretty much one of the best people I know." (1)

While Greg Heffley might think he is one of the best people he knows, his father sees room for improvement. Greg's father encourages him (basically forces him) to join the soccer team at school, the boy scouts, and then threatens *gulp* millitary school after a neighborhood menace comes back reformed. There are other problems though that demand Greg's attention however, including talking to the prettiest girl in the class and surviving without clean laundry. Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw picks up almost immediately after the second one ended, continuing the hillarity that so many love.

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