Greg Haffley’s diary….oh wait. Boys don’t have diaries. Girls have diaries. This is just a gathering of thoughts. Hilarious thoughts. Greg is your average middle school kid. His little brother can do no wrong in his parent’s eyes. His older brother does mean and annoying things to him, like the time he told him it was time to get up to get ready for school and it was actually the middle of the night. Greg starts off middle school with his best friend Rowley. Neither of them is as popular as the kids who shave twice a day, and his journal (not a diary, a journal) regales us of their tales to survive. Rowley starts to become more popular than Greg and Greg and worries about their friendship. Besides the middle school life, the reader is lucky enough to be told stories from home as well. Greg’s form letter for thank you cards is one of the funniest entries: “Dear AUNT LORETTA, Thank you so much for the awesome PANTS! How did you know I wanted that for Christmas? I love the way the PANTS look on my LEGS! All my friends will be so jealous that I have my very own PANTS.”
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