Fans of the series will not be disappointed as this book is filled with non-stop laughs that both kids and their parents will enjoy. Greg continues to make poor choices (playing video games for sixteen hours, not always being honest, and hosing down a neighbor's driveway to help him get rid of the snow), but his choices are met with disastrous results and consequences. Addicted to a Webkinz-like game, Greg finds himself in need of money to support his habit. His attempts to earn money don't work out the way he plans, but he and Rowley are nothing if not creative. Part of this book's charm is seeing the world through Greg's eyes as he recognizes the hypocrisy of adults. Sometimes, stating the obvious is a very funny thing. There are no bad words other than "poop," and there are a few illustrations of Greg sitting on the potty. Readers will relate to Greg's frustration with the limits that his mother sets on video gaming, his frustration with his beloved but annoying friend Rowley, and his middle school angst in general.