Monday, March 22, 2010

Diary of a wimpy kid

Dylan is reading the series of "Diary of Wimpy Kid".

Plot Summary
The first book begins with an introduction to Gregory "Greg" Heffley and his middle school life. It takes place during his sixth grade year. The book also explains the "Cheese Touch" early on. It is similar to the game of tag in which the person who touched "The Cheese" (a piece of moldy cheese that had remained on the school basketball court after it had presumably fallen out of someones sandwich the previous spring) had to get rid of it by touching someone else.

In the first half of the book, Rowley and Greg endure events such as Halloween, learning how to wrestle, and acting in the play of The Wizard of Oz as a tree. During trick-or-treating on Halloween night, Greg and Rowley are ambushed by a group of teenagers. Then they take refuge at Greg's grandmother's house and taunt the teenagers from there by making sounds and faces at them. This upsets Greg's mom, who orders them to come home. They do come home, but get a surprise when they come to the driveway--Greg's father drenches the two friends with a trash can full of water.

On Christmas day, Greg writes that he gets very few presents that he likes. He does not get the one thing he really wants, a video game called Twisted Wizard, but instead gets a red sweater, an 8 x 10 picture of his uncle, and a Big Wheel. Greg then throws a football at Rowley while the latter is riding the Big Wheel, breaking his hand. At school, Rowley is surrounded by girls because he is injured, which makes Greg mad because he wants more attention from girls.
Later, he and Rowley join the Safety Patrol, whose responsibility is to walk home morning kindergartners. However, Greg gets kicked off the Patrol for chasing the kindergartners with a worm on a stick and Rowley becomes promoted. When Greg gets kicked off, Rowley starts to ignore Greg. Slowly, they begin drifting apart and Rowley starts hanging out with Collin Lee; when he goes over to Rowley's house, Greg retaliates by spending his night at Fregley's. This turns into a disaster as Fregley becomes hyper by eating too much candy and begins to chase Greg. Greg then leaves and runs home in the middle of the night.

Nearing the end of the school year, Rowley's comic strip, called "Zoo-Wee Mama", is entered into the school's newspaper. Greg tells Rowley to list him as the co-creator because it was his idea and joke punchline. Rowley then denies that Greg had anything to do with it. They get ready to fight but are then interrupted by the teenagers they taunted on Halloween. They showed up to pay them back and they force Rowley to eat the cheese at the blacktop, but Greg gets away by lying to the teenagers saying he is allergic to dairy products. The next day, Greg explains that he removed the Cheese, but unfortunately for him, the other students thought that this meant Greg actually touched it, giving him the Cheese Touch. For the rest of the year, Greg is in seclusion from everyone else and he and Rowley become best friends again. Despite Greg's best efforts to become "Class Clown" in the favorites page in the yearbook, the title is given to Rowley for his "Zoo-Wee Mama" comics. Greg states at the end of the book that he threw away his yearbook and doesn't care about Rowley having the title of Class Clown, but if it goes to Rowley's head, Greg will remind him that he was the one who ate the Cheese.

This is now a movie. Someone will be going to soon!!!

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  1. I've seen those books and wondered about them. I'll have to ask my son if G3 has read them. Me - I'm reading the Apple Turnover Murder book that I got in Texas. Normally I read one of Joanne's mysteries in just a day or two but I've been really busy lately. The book does have some recipes I'm definitely going to have to try.

  2. Well, I'm reading the English Composition book. Ugh!