Monday, November 09, 2009

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

For me, summer vacation is basically a three-month guilt trip.
Just because the weather's nice, everyone expects you to be outside all day "frolicking" or whatever. And if you don't spend every second outdoors, people think there's something wrong with you. But the truth is, I've always been more of an indoor person.
The way I like to spend my summer vacation is in front of the TV, playing video games with the curtains closed and the lights turned off. (1)

It's here! The fourth installment of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney has arrived! In Dog Days, Greg is dealing with the effects of a bad economy. His family can't afford the country club pool like Rowley's dad, so he's forced to endure the town pool. Heather the life guard makes it bearable, but Greg is forced to pay for all the smoothies that he and Rowley ordered. They start a lawn mowing company together even though neither one has access to a lawn mower, but Greg is NOT going to step over the dog turds that cover the yard. When Greg's dad has to pick him up early from a not so fun camping trip with Rowley's family, which included no television or video games, Greg gets worried that he's going to be sold, and calls the cops. Greg's story is anything but predictable.


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