The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #3) by Jeff Kinney

The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #3)

Let’s face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg’s father. You see, Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organized sports and other "manly” endeavors. Of course, Greg is easily able to sidestep his father’s efforts to change him. But when Greg’s dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up . . . o...


Details The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #3)

TitleThe Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #3)
ISBN9780810970687
Author
Release DateJan 1st, 2009
PublisherAmulet Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreHumor, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Childrens
Rating

Reviews The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #3)

  • Trapper
    2008-06-29
    i want to read this book soooooooooooooo bad because the first 2 were pretty funny. i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Megan
    2009-01-14
    I never tire of this series. I just think the humor is so right on! I read often that the book appeals to reluctant readers and I would seriously challenge that. It appeals to ALL readers in fifth grade. Let's face it, we were all a "Greg Heffley" in fifth grade. Unless of course you were a "Rowley" in which case, I am very sorry. There was a part that had me seriously laughing so hard. (I am not giving anything away here, it will just be much fu...
  • Beth
    2009-03-01
    The wimpy kid books never fail to make me laugh. Kinney has a great sense of comic timing in these books and the pictures really do make the story what it is.What bothers me about these books is the main character's attitude and the way he treats others. I hope that kids see that the reason Greg gets himself into trouble all the time is because of his attitude. Instead of looking up to him, it's my hope that kids who read this book say, "Man, if ...
  • Janete
    2019-11-18
    This book should be denominated "Diary of a Wimpy FATHER"! Greg's dad is silly, dumb and has no authority on his children.
  • Namratha
    2011-05-10
    Every once in a while you need a break from wizard boys, sparkling vampires, conspiracy theories, go-nowhere love stories, end-of-the-world page turners and the never ending stream of parallel worlds.Every once in a while you need to forget that you are a full-blown adult whose literary tastes are mature and discerning and who, to put it mildly is a bit up-yourself.Every once in a while, you need to escape into the world of a Wimpy middle-school ...
  • Archit Ojha
    2016-07-03
    If you've enjoyed Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1, you should definitely follow the series because it keeps getting hilarious with each installment.
  • Mariℓina
    2015-01-18
    3,5 Stars.I read this one, with my nine-year-old brother. He is such a big fan of the series and i always enjoy reading by his side.This series is a highly entertaining collection of books that offer much laugh, but notably not much, educationally speaking.That is not such a big deal, if you know exactly why you are reading a book. There are not all of them about inspiration and highly profound meanings. Some plain, simple fun is well needed too,...
  •  ➹ƓℛἎℂℰ⚡(on hiatus)
    2019-07-09
    3.5 stars!Poor Greg has a tough time in this one. I found this book funnier than the last one, though I can't remember since I read it a long time ago.It took me 4 days to complete this book, thanks to my busy life. But I'm glad I picked it up, as I was actually able to finish it.A hilarious short read(with cartoons, of course!). Definitely recommended for humour lovers.
  • Nandakishore Varma
    2012-03-16
    Greg Heffley continues with his hilarious journal. It seems that he has now become accustomed to writing it, because there are no gripes about that in this book. Or maybe it is because he has much more serious things to worry about... like the school soccer team and military school.Dad is determined to make a man out of Greg. Greg is quite happy to stay a wimp, playing with the latest video games and trying to impress the beautiful Holly Hills. H...
  • George Jankovic
    2017-08-06
    Greg, the main character of this incredibly funny series, is a middle schooler whose universe revolves around him. He was quite selfish in the first two books. But that was nothing. Greg is reaching the pinnacle of selfishness in this book. He always has an idea how to benefit himself even if it hurts someone else inclusing his best friend or family members. But there still is karma in the world (Greg doesn't know about it). This might be the fun...
  • Kevin Xu
    2011-04-05
    This was my first trip into this series, I think this book was clever being the first of its kind, but I think overall this book has a lot of problems. For example, the biggest I have with this book is that is gives more reasons for kids today to not read a real book, a chapter book with no pictures. Second the main character, Greg, I like the kid who plays him in the movie, but in the book I find him to a self centered, self fish, most of all la...
  • Hiba Arrame
    2017-05-31
    Meh! Not bad, I always get through these real quick, but it wasn't funny or anything, and Greg really gets on my nerves sometimes. Especially when it comes to how he treats Rowley.
  • Amy
    2009-02-02
    I heard about this series from NPR and decided to get the first one for my boy. I'm glad I got it. It's honest, clever, funny, and sweet without being nauseatingly so. I understand the character and his "uniquenesses". He reminds me of Charlie Brown except for one major difference. The main character accepts himself without all the self depricating self-analyzation. "I am the best person I have ever known." I love nerds.
  • Lori
    2009-04-01
    Typical mayhem ensues, Gregory and Rodrick and the rest of the Heffley family yuck it up as the "wimpy kid" continues to behave in the same self-serving manners which could possibly land him in military school.I think this is a cute series, just right for my oldest sons age group. Not only is it funny, but at times we find ourselves stopping and discussing what a spoiled rotten kid Greg is!!
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    2014-05-15
    Fun and easy read, entertaining and light- it's a book you can take not too seriously. It's something you can rely on during quick breaks or waiting for a ride.
  • [Shai] Bibliophage
    2012-08-14
    Actual rating: 4.5 (round off to 5)I was torn between giving this 4 and 5 stars so I thought I just rate it in between. I like this series but this particular installment didn't make me burst out laughing, unlike the first two books. This issue tackles Greg's being wimpy in sports and being not man enough so I can't relate that much. Maybe male readers and followers of this series could appreciate this 3rd book.
  • nicole
    2009-01-13
    DEEEELIGHTFUL. Favorite parts: Shel Silverstein boogeyman (amazing), hiding-under-the-blanket-next-to-his-dad-when-the-phone-rings (so easy to picture actually happening, so dumb, so annoying, so funny), and the image of Greg in his glasses, Rowley in his ...spaceman suit? and Mrs. Heffley in the front seat of the car. Kids are so ridiculous, and their parents just let 'em be.
  • S.Baqer Al-Meshqab
    2016-11-18
    I shall write a comprehensive review for all books upon completion of the series.
  • Jessica
    2013-03-26
    These books are just so hilariously honest. Greg is kind of horrible, but so is everyone around him. Really loved the fake swear words in this one: Plastic raspberry tickle bear!
  • Fizzgig76
    2009-01-13
    Greg Heffley and his family are back and Greg is trying to get up the courage to ask out a girl while trying to keep himself out of military school. The new Wimpy Kid is enjoyable and more of the same. That isn't a bad thing, but it would have been nice have more of an explosive ending like the others. The part about Shel Silverstein made me laugh because I remember thinking the same thing from his picture on the back of Where the Sidewalk Ends.
  • Shayantani
    2012-03-04
    Goodness! I have been chanting for sooo long that I will write all my pending reviews after exam. But I just can not stop devouring books!!! It feels so good to just hold the novels in my hand and not inside a textbook in a respectable time of the day unlike 2 in the night. Plus, I hate having unread books in my shelf. It feels so good to see its size depleting. Arghh, okay, I promise, 3 days of wild, carnal book reading marathon and then I am ...
  • Kata Bel Air
    2008-11-15
    I was surprised to find out that this book was not nearly as good as the first two Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. I did not enjoy as much as the other two because the humor that kept me hooked was almost completely gone and the book was more focused on getting the attention of a girl. i hope the next book will be better.
  • Thar Lun Myat
    2015-06-03
    This book is the the 3rd book that Jeff Kinney wrote in all his "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"s . It's actually more interesting than the first 2. Greg was finally planning what to do in his summer holiday because summer is in the next 5 weeks. All he plans to do mainly is to play the game "Twisted Wizard 2" and get close to a girl named Holly Elizabeth Hills. But his dad, Frank Heffley, heard the rumors about his plans and didn't appreciate it. He told ...
  • Jason
    2017-11-14
    This instalment in the series wasn't particularly great, nothing new all very similar to the previous books.What happens in this one, Greg avoids doing laundry, Greg fancies a girl, Greg is rude, Greg is mean, Greg doesn't learn any lessons but all works out in the end.Warning, this book does feature the word Ploopy....thought I'd mention it incase you are crazy easily offended.My daughter really enjoyed this one though. Don't think many parents ...
  • Edward Ledesma
    2015-11-12
    Diary of a wimpy kid was about a boy named Greg Heffley that has the worst life.First he makes a new year resolution but it doesn't work out.Then he has to join a soccer team but he really is bad at it so his dad makes go to a boot camp for all of summer so he wants to make the most of the time he has.I like this book because it gives a lot of detail and fells like your really there in the book.I would recommend this book who like to laugh at peo...
  • Malbadeen
    2009-07-01
    My son recommended these books to me. My son is 9.My son has been surfing with his dad in San Diego for a week and a half now.When I finished the 2nd book I called and him told my favorite part was when the grandpa handed Greg his false teeth.My son cracked up and said that was his favorite part too.I miss my son so friggen much I feel like crying!
  • Pradnya K.
    2016-11-17
    As usual, hilarious and fun to tread through. Read mostly on office commutes, and wow! the days went full of fun.. Pick it up if haven't read already..
  • Anne(marie)
    2017-01-12
    Nice childrens book with cute illustrations and super easy to read.