This book is such a fun addition to the series! I love that Greg's father tries to get him to be more "unwimpy." There is nothing I dislike about any of these books! It's a great way to connect readers of all levels. It make you think back to when you were going through those years and wanted to impress all the right people. I was like Greg, and had a blankie that I loved that "somehow" went missing. I love referring these books to the students. It's fun and relatable and middle school students love it!...Continua
自從閱讀Diary of a Wimpy Kid之後，便深深為Jeff Kinney的著作所著迷。Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw一書中的Greg Heffley
I tried using the Force to make the remote levitate to me, even though I've tried it a million times before and it's never worked once. Today I tried for about fifteen minutes and concentrated REALLY hard, but no luck... (p.24)
I didn't have a lot of time to do any research, so I played with the margins and the font size to stretch what I had to four pages...(p.49) (看到這一段，會心一笑!)
Greg Heffley急就章寫出來的報告(p.p.50-51) 真是爆笑，真是會讓他的生物老師哭笑不得。
另一個有趣的情節為Greg Heffley在他爸爸堅持下，參加足球隊，窘態百出，根本不是踢足球的料。最後教練讓他擔任shag。Greg Heffley沾沾自喜向他的哥哥Rodrick炫耀:
I'M THE SHAG!
原來Shag=a kid who chases the ball when it goes out of bounds!
Poor Greg Heffley!
其他有趣的情節為Greg Heffley鄰居辦的"half-birthday party"，Valentine's Day (p.p.89-100)，a "Chore Coupon" book for Mother's Day (p.p.175-176)及Greg Heffley追求Holly Hills的糗事。
書本故事的最後，暑假快到了。Greg Heffley的爸爸放他一馬，不再堅持他暑假到軍校去操練，也為下一本書Diary of a Wimpy Kid Bummer Vacation預做伏筆。
1. I asked Rowley to donate some items to put in the time capsule, and that's when he gets cold feet. (p.34)
(get cold feet: to suddenly become too frightened to do something you had planned to do)
2. I thought Gramma was pulling my leg, but sure enough, the regulars sent one of the ladies over to intimidate me. (p.73)
(pull one's leg: fool someone)
3. When I heard the sound of chewing, I turned on my flashlight and caught the thief red-handed. (p.82)
(catch someone red-handed: find someone in the middle of doing something wrong)
4. If you ever wanted to know why I don't like team sports, there it is in a nutshell. (p.133)
(in a nutshell: something that you say when you are describing something using as few words as possible)
另外本書的書名中的the last straw也是個俚語：
the last straw/the straw that broke the camel's back。
閱讀Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw，