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Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?
Is Greg Heffley s self-absorption catching up with him? Maybe so, since he spends much of the eighth book in Kinney s bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series bemoaning his lack of friends. Rowley, his former right-hand man/doormat, is occupied with his new girlfriend, and Greg is so desperate for companionship that he even tries befriending class weirdo Fregley. I could mold him into exactly the kind of friend I wanted, says Greg, who s basically looking for someone to lug his schoolbooks around and scout ahead for dog poop on the sidewalk. Clashes with Greg s extended family also figure in, as does Greg s discovery of a Magic 8-Ball. Kinney once again gets in plenty of funny jabs at pop culture and everyday kid life, from poster board science fair projects ( Does It Float? ) to Greg s rediscovery of his flannel Body Blankie, which, while supremely comfortable, proves to be a liability during gym class. With Kinney sticking to the same school- and family-based brand of situational humor that made the previous books so popular, his legions of fans will likely devour this eighth offering as well. Ages 8 12.