Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Harry N Abrams
When Greg goes back to school and signs up to be a homework buddy, instead of helping someone else do their homework, he finds someone to do his. But, he does it too well and Greg gets put in harder classes! Meanwhile, Greg's grandpa moves in with them when he can't afford the rent at the retirement home anymore. His grandpa and his girlfriend break up and he sets up an online dating profile and later throws a party. When Greg was bored one day, his dad tells him and his friend to set up a stand and sell lemonade to make money. Greg thinks it's a good idea...except that they don't know how to make lemonade. Then grandpa and Greg go for a drive and Greg accidentally wrecks the car into a ditch. He decides to go to camp to get away from his father. While at camp, Greg finds his Grandpa's book that has a lot of information about camping and cool stuff. Greg's story is fun and entertaining and full of mishaps. It's a perfectly relatable story for any boy.
Jeff Kinney sure knows how to keep his reader hooked and the smiles and snort worthy laughter coming! These books just get funnier and funnier with every addition. From start to finish, it is long but a quick read. The comic book style of these books is fun for kids. They are also easy to read and kids can relate to the experiences and often dream up the same ideas and thoughts. What's great is that these books are safe and fun, as there are no content too mature or bad language. This would be a good read for any kid, young or old, or young at heart. And for the ones who love to read and great for the ones that don't. All in all this was a great book and an awesome part of the continuing series that we hope to see more from.