This book is about Greg. This story starts in Greg’s school. The school have a Talented and Gifted program for the clever kids. Greg’s mum wants him to join it but he didn’t do very well! So, she complained and then he was put in a group called Champ who had secret meetings on a Tuesday and Thursday. When he got there, he realised it was for people who can’t say their rs like Greg. But soon it became a free for all fun time! Greg quickly learns his rs so he gets thrown out.
A few weeks later, there is a book fair. Greg buys lots of things other than books, which is what his mum wanted him to buy. So, he has to trade his items for books. He got the weird Spineticklers books by I.M. Spooky.
Halloween arrives shortly after and this is when they have the Balloon Brigade at school. They have to send balloons with messages to win a prize! That same night is Halloween and Greg and Rodrick (his brother) had no candy as Greg went to a party. With the leftover candy that mum had bought for the trick or treaters, Greg tries to make a film…. BUT does he manage to do it?
I recommend this book to 8+. I give it 5 stars. I love the Wimpy Kid series! I especially like the pictures in the books.