My rating: 4 of 5 stars
WARNING: This is not a "Dear Diary" book!! Greg would want you to know that right away. You see, Greg is a young middle schooler who is writing this book because his MOM is making him. What a shame!
Greg's sidekick and best friend is Rowley. When Greg is in trouble, he goes to Rowley's house so he can play video games. That is, after Rowley's dad approves of them. Can't have any violence you know! It doesn't appear that Rowley spends a lot of time at Greg's house though. Makes you wonder! These two are tighter than the cheese that has solified itself to the playground blacktop. You don't mess with that cheese! No one wants the "Cheese Touch"!
Greg just seems to have a rough life. Rowley has it so easy in comparison. All of a sudden, Rowley becomes more popular and spends less time with Greg. Maybe he realizes that Greg just uses him?!?! Greg ends up hanging out with the nerdy Fregley.
What happens with the Cheese? What about those "wonderful" comics that Greg writes for the school paper? Will Safety Patrol ever be the same again?
I thought this was a cute book. Not my typical type of read, but I'll probably read the rest of them in the series. A lot of things in this book brought back some funny memories from high school. I thought it was funny that Jeff Kinney chose the name of Chris Hosey as one of the students in Greg's class. I went to school with a kid named Chris Hoser and he kinda resembles Chris Hosey!! I no longer have a desire to go back to middle (or high!) school but living the memories again through this book was an enjoyable experience!
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