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Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 10T5.421084
Another beloved installment in the best-selling series. 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]]or get shipped out.

Paperback, 217 pages
Published on June 30, 2009 by Amulet Books
ISBN-10: 0810988925
ISBN-13: 9780810988927
55 Book Reviews
  • taylorwc
    taylorwc3 months55 stars
    Highly recommended👍 So good
    • adroit_avimimus
      adroit_avimimus9 months44 stars
      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 Greg just treated people with a little more respect then maybe he wouldn't always get himself into these bad situations." I've said it in other reviews of these books before, but I'll say it again: I don't think Greg's physique is wimpy; I think his character is. Greg’s father wants to make a man out of his dandelion-blowing son. To achieve this admirable goal, he is intent on sending Greg off to a military academy. This doesn’t sit well with Mr.Wimpy, who was looking forward to a summer of playing video-games and sleeping....snarfing down junk-food and sleeping....hooking up with the pretty Holly Hills and yep, catching up on some more sleep. The Wimpy Kid series may be considered juvenile and trite. But it’s entertaining and you read it with a constant smile playing on your lips. Sometimes you even snort with glee (well, I did). I say, regardless of your age....pick it up for some instant laughs, dry humour and a cast of characters that is so unbelievably well put together that you can’t help but stay hooked.
      • rosarioe
        rosarioe9 months55 stars
        1000000/10. this book is so funny and the images are so cool and it looks like a real diary.
        • gold3nglare
          gold3nglareover 1 year55 stars
          It was hilarious!
          • yominio
            yominioover 1 year55 stars
            • magicalmythical
              magicalmythicalover 1 year55 stars
              Its so amazing!!
              • searchlight
                searchlightalmost 2 years55 stars
                amazing book I love it I only have 1 diary of a wimpy kid book. I am on my knees begging for more!
                • hermionelove
                  hermioneloveabout 2 years55 stars
                  it is great
                  • turtle1o
                    turtle1oabout 2 years44 stars
                    I think that this is a really funny book! The time capsule was a funny add to the book, especially do to the fact that he puts all of his unwanted gifts in it!
                    • lovemypetsyoual
                      lovemypetsyoualabout 2 years55 stars
                      i love this book it is like my life but im rodrick and he is my brother because im allways anouyed by me brother