It's summer break and Greg Huffley has big plans of sleeping, watching TV, and playing video games ALL. SUMMER. LONG. He also enjoys swimming at the local country club with his friend Rowley, but that ends after the two have a little tiff and part ways.
But Greg's mother has different plans for him: lots of family time...especially with his father, visits to the local public pool, she even started a reading club!
How will Greg ever survive this summer? What I Thought: Well, it's no secret that I'm a fan of this series. I think I've discussed most, if not all, of the books on this site.
And honestly, these books don't even need to be booktalked or "pushed" in a library because kids are clamoring after them all on their own. In fact, we've just ordered additional copies of each for the library collection!
But anyway, I think Kinney hit a home run once again. Greg is still an indoor kind of guy, someone who would rather play video games and sleep than do anything else. He is your stereotypical self-centered tween.
Like in the previous books, it is written in a journal-like style including both text and simple illustrations.
Hand this to any kid 4th grade and up and they will worship you.
Very highly recommended.
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