Editorial Reviews. Review. "The Wimpy Kid series marches on These diaries continue to be Book 10 of 13 in Diary of a Wimpy Kid (13 Book Series). Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School (Book 10). ISBN: Hardcover Published: November $ Life was better in the old days. Or was it?. Read "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School" by Jeff Kinney available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get £3 off your first download. In the tenth book, more.
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It is well worth the wait the first bit may be boring but the deeper you go in the more intrsting it is … Show more Show less. Greg accidentally moves the car, which falls into a ditch, and his parents arrive.
He decides to go on the trip to get out of town and avoid facing punishment from his father. After arriving at the farm, Greg hears rumors about a deranged farmer named Silas Scratch who still wanders around the area. The kids struggle to adapt to their uncomfortable cabins, with some even trying to get sick and go home early, causing the chaperones to confiscate all their deodorant so they do not try to eat it. Greg and his cabinmates decide to raid other cabins, believing that the other cabins have deodorant.
They steal one of the teachers' bags, and an emergency chaperone is called, who turns out to be Greg's father. While gathering firewood for the final night, Greg comes across an old shack that he thinks Silas Scratch lives in, but turns out to be a maintenance shed. He takes out a plastic tube, but water sprays out and by the time he shuts off the valve, there is a puddle on the floor.
He dries it up, but it leaks into the kitchen. Grandpa drives Greg into town to download paint that would hide the water stain, but he has no license, so he clips a trash can and a mailbox.
He then takes the exit ramp instead of the entry ramp and then the car conks out because they are out of gas. Grandpa walks to the service station, leaving Greg in the car.
Then, the community service gang, including Billy, shows up. Greg locks the doors, hides beneath the dashboard, holds his breath and prays. The community service crew eats lunch on the car and leaves, leaving a mess.
Greg tries to pull himself up by holding the handle as his legs are asleep but accidentally shifts the car into neutral and it rolls forward. Grandpa shows up, and Greg swerves the car into a ditch, so Susan comes two hours later with the towing company. The fender is broken, and Greg decides to go to Hardscrabble Farms to escape from Frank. Campers must bring bug spray, hiking boots, a raincoat, a canteen, a day pack, jeans, a plastic bag, sunscreen, toiletries and wool socks each, and electronic devices and "junk" food are not allowed.
At school, Greg wonders if he's unprepared, because all the other children have a whole lot of gear than Greg. Also the stuff takes up half the space in the bus, forcing the kids to double up on seats by sitting down on kid's laps. A boy standing next to Greg says his older brother went to Hardscrabble Farms a few years ago and told him all about this farmer named Silas Scratch who lived at Hardscrabble Farms a long time ago, but the county came in and kicked him off his land.
Another boy says he heard that after that happened, Silas Scratch went to live in the forest, where he survived by eating slugs and berries. Then Melinda Henson says that she heard that during that time, he went crazy and grew his fingernails really long.
Healey says that a kid named Frankie was traumatized when he saw Silas Scratch's shack in the woods when he was a child. Then, Mrs. Graziano goes over the rules, and the chaperons go through everyone's bags, confiscating any sugary food, namely Mike Barrows 's Swedish Fish and Duane Higgins 's giant chocolate-chip cookie. Jones skips Greg's luggage.
They then have hot dogs, baked beans and stuffed peppers for lunch, after which they scrape the leftovers into a pot. Greg doesn't like stuffed pepper. He asks Mr. Healey why they put leftovers in a pot and he replies that the leftovers get used for stew the next meal.
The female chaperons lead the girls into their cabin, and Susan almost, but not quite, volunteers, and Greg wishes she had, because he is seeking love advice. In the groups, the troublemakers are spread out, and Mr.
Nuzzi 's strict group is the only one that has more than one troublemaker. Greg's group has Rowley and has Mr. Jefferson as the chaperon. One nervy kid named Julian Trimble is in Greg's group. They pick out beds, but bedding is unavailable, Greg picks a top bunk in case Julian wets the bed.
Jefferson bunks underneath him. During the Trust Fall, Jordan Lankey does his fall when the others are not ready, and Jeffrey Swanson does his, but makes them collapse as he is a large boy, Rowley and Gareth Grimes crash into each other, lodging Gareth's tooth into Rowley's forehead, so he has to go see a doctor or, as Greg says, maybe a dentist. During the Bucket Brigade, they spill the water. They then tie each other together, but can't get untied, which is unfortunate as Timothy Ames needs to use the bathroom.
At dinner, it is chicken patties, corn on the cob and stew, which Greg skips. Jordan finds a taco shell in his stew. After dinner, they check each other for ticks.
Greg remembers swallowing a live spider in the woods. A beetle climbs into a boy's ear. Everybody except Greg goes crazy because a tick was on Julian and they wrestle with each other when Mr.
Jefferson is gone, and then get dirty and go to bed early. The next day, Mr. Jefferson wakes the boys up at the crack of dawn, and they shower in the water, but the staff doesn't know that it actually had the other boys' sweat in it, but Greg knows so he wipes himself with baby wipes in the bathroom.
At breakfast, the pancakes are hard as rocks. Graziano says they were going to work like farm children. They move the hay bales, and Mr. Nuzzi's group move them back. Greg has a flashback to when he was assigned a "secret mission" to deliver a note as a first-grader, and then another note but one day he was curious about what was in the notes, he opened it and it was BLANK, the reason was being Susan was worried about his self-esteem, which is why Greg doesn't take work seriously.
The boys then paint a fence, repair a stone wall and stack firewood. Jeffrey theorizes that it is his gravestone, and they are now cursed, but Greg says that it would be good if Silas was dead, and for it to be his grave, he'd have had to bury himself, but then Gareth theorizes that Silas Scratch is undead. Someone thought they saw Silas Scratch, and someone else thought they saw him on the other side of camp at the same time, then Albert Sandy theorizes that Silas moves through the pipes, making the kids too scared to use the bathrooms.
The next day, after farm chores, Greg takes a nap, while Gareth , Jeffrey and Jordan are sick of stew so they without tackle or a fishing pole catch a fish from the river, using Jeffrey's shirt as a NET. Nobody wants to eat it, so they put it in the toilet. Greg tries to get a bucket so he can put it back, but Mr. Jefferson shows up, asking Greg where the others are as Julian, Graham and the other one are absent and the three impromptu fishermen are still in the bathroom.
Greg asks him to check the river, so he leaves. Graziano hands out letters. Susan's letter reads "Dear Gregory, We miss you so much! Can't wait until you're back home. Hope you are having a wonderful time! Rodrick's letter, Greg doesn't like and it reads "Dear Greg, I found your candy bars.
Here, you can smell the wrappers. Har, har, har. Julian cries after getting a photo of his mother and dog. One boy reads his letter to the kids without letters, which says, "I made you a batch of your favorite cookies and put them in the fridge for when you get home!
Love, Mom. At the cabin, it is revealed that Graham mailed the box to himself, and he shares the food he got. Jefferson is mad at the boys due to the fish and thinks it is a practical joke by Greg so he has to stay in the cabin with Mr. The next day, a lot of the kids are homesick, but the chaperones tell them that they can only go home if there's some sort of MEDICAL reason.
Melinda Henson makes herself sick by eating too much stew. It didn't work and Melinda was sent back to rejoin her group after a few hours at the nurse. Julian makes himself sick by eating half of deodorant. By the time Julian's Mother drives away, Julian has made a full recovery. The chaperones take all the deodorant away. The next morning, Rowley returns and gives Gareth his tooth in a jar back to him. The kids are going to spend the last night outdoors.
Jefferson uses his phone to research how to light a fire, which made him break the "no electronics" rule. Jefferson's phone battery dies due to some of the boys watching videos of screaming goats. Jefferson then tells the kids to get kindling, but nobody knows what kindling is, so they try to bring back anything that would burn.
Rowley throws weeds on the fire, which smothers it. The next morning, Rowley and Mr. Jefferson even got some of the fumes in his lungs.
Greg's group is at a loss for how to build a rain shelter and the other groups don't want to share their methods. Another group raids Greg's cabin, takes Graham's snacks and clogs the toilet with Greg's baby wipes, which wets everything in his duffle bag except Grandpa's book, which Greg reads and it has info like how to build a potato radio, and ironically how to identify poison ivy.
Greg's group light a fire with the sun and Emilio's glasses, but they break.