Greg - "If there is one thing I have learned from years of being a kid, you have no control over your life."
Diary of a Wimpy Kid THE LONG HAUL by Khristian Woodard
Greg - "It was exactly my idea of a fun way to kick off the summer."
The author of this book is Jeff Kinney. The genre humor. This book is similar to Hard Luck and Old School. It is a series about Greg Heffley's family. Greg is looking forward to relaxing and having fun. His Mom, Susan decides she wants the family to go on a road trip to bond. Greg, Rodrick (the older brother, Manny (the younger brother), Mom and Dad begin their adventure!
The County Fair
The trip begins with Rodrick and the boys in the back seat. Rodrick is reading Underpants Bandits. Finally, the family ends up stopping at a dirty motel.
The Heffleys Hit Rock Bottom!
The motel is hardly a great place. It's run down and not the best vacation spot. Rodrick is sent to pick up groceries for the family. Rodrick comes back with only snack food and then locks it in the safe thinking it was a microwave.
The Adventure Ends
The road trip continues. The Heffleys go to a county fair. Manny guessed the correct weight of the baby pig and ends up winning it. Manny is so happy!
The family has hit rock bottom. They have no money for a hotel room and end up in a wooded area. Mom is very upset because she was only trying to spend time with her family. Manny is upset because he had to give the pig to a petting zoo after it bit Rodrick. They soon leave there because it's not safe and end up sleeping in a parking lot.
After Meemaw's house, the car breaks down. Luckily, a Spanish man comes by and is able to tow their car. Manny knows how to speak Spanish and ends up telling the man to take them back to the petting zoo to get his pig. After returning home, Greg says the trip wasn't perfect but ended up being fun. Mom says that next year they will fly instead of driving.