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OTMER BOOKS BY JEFF KINNEY

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid


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~±' ILhe-De::l:.ter-la:ter-on-When-w~re-all in- di.fier::eb±-

houses ahd only see eac.h other oh hol~days, hut r:i5ht- bo.w- t hibes- ar:e-du.s. .+_a_li±±le_dic.ey.- - - - -

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messa8e..,_s.ihce-.she-ahLbe r sis..ters-d.ot{+-r:eally- -_9e±-aloh8-t1ay-h.e-s.be-tbihk.s-~t-s.be-k.eey-s._ __ .rey-ea±~-d-i:o-r:tie-Ab~y-h.ro±bers.,-±beh-Wl....._ 11 cor.ne-o.u±-d~f.fereh±.-Bu:t-if-1-was_ber-,_Lwould.n'L

.bold-rny_ hreatb . _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

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is-j vs:t--=t:r::.y~-9--to_,,.,ak.e-""e-feel---

-h.e±t.er:-ahout-l'.!'iy-si±u.a±iok'l-w~:tb-Rowley-"'t\/-Wa/---'&o.wle..y~s-h.eek'l-my-hest-friet\d e¥er- sihce-be- moved1 -~b±o-t?1y-hei,9b.hor:bood-,_h.u±-tbih,9S-ba¥e-reaLiy--­

cban8ed-he±weeb us-r:ecen..t~··--------At\d it-'s- alLh.ecause- ot- a GIRL•.- - - - - - - -

Believe--me;r-+be las± fersob ib- +-he- wodd L ever__ ±bou~k+-woulL8e:t-a_8;.dfciend-was-8.0MLE.Y.'.--

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6.\'.:\d Rowle-y would be-~e--9uy-ever:-yo\'.:\e-Kind of_ _ fe1± socr:-y- tor._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

.!-,9vess-~Ve-,9o:t +o- _9ive-Rowtey- some- cr:edi:t for..-

6.ctu6.l Ly tindin-9

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_9irLwbo likes him. But

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don'+

b6.'le- +-0- he-ldAP-P-Y- 4bou::t"- it-- - - - - - - B4cK-in-+1e-;9ood-0ld-dAys-~i:l:-w.6.S~vs±-me-6.\'.:\d­

Rowley 6.nd we hun-9 ov:t 6.hd did wh6.tever we_ .wAn-teL1f-w.e.-fe1:t_ljle_hlo.wit~,9-hu.hb.Les_ib-our::__ .c.bo_cal11-te-L!li.IL:Llunch-,- ±ben_t bitls_ex.<lc±ly-Wh6.± we_J;J_·---~~

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.Bu±.-now-t1Q±-±be.~s-Q--8id-ih-tbe.-vi.c:t-Ur:e..,J.h~s_C).re IOIALLY_d~ft..er:en_-t_

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I MMATURE !

-Wbere..ver-Rowley- is J-bis-_9i-rlt.r:iend- Ahi;9Qi1- is-,- +oo.At\J_e\!en-if-sbe-1S.~~ tbere_,- it SEEt'.\S_like-Sbe~s f-ih¥~±eLRowle..7-+-0-my-bouse-for-Q_sleef-0¥...... er- -

JQs:Lweekend- so-±be-±wo o.t- us- cou1J S.f ehd- some- t~me-+-0;9e±ber:.,_hu+_Q£-ter-Qhout two bours ;9QV......_ uf- +-r:rib_9 +o_bQ"le_Qny_fun. _ _ _ _ __

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-A.k\d-W-~eb-~e-iwo4>t t~eP\-a.r:e-i.k\-t..~e-sQme-fl~e.,­

i±'s e.ve.k\_WOB.SE (ve.r-sinc.e. '&owJe./ Qnd- Ahi8Qil 8o:t- +o8e.±be. r: J-;±'s_l;k e.-B.owle.7- doe.sn':t- e.ve.n- bQ\l.e.~is­ ow-n-O.eINLObJS_l).t\.7-mo.r:e..- - - - - - - - -

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WldAT DID YOU ~INK

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WQS hovih,9 fhiS would Ye. QI\ hlowh oVe.C-..ht bow 1

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~APPY

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AND-A-~ALF-DAY

ANNIVERSARY!

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U/0U-11s.Lme..,-i±'..s-AL8.EAD...~one

±ooJ.11.r:_ _ ~Ve-S±11r:..tec:Loo:bcih,9-1~.±±l.e-cb.1108es-in-Ro.wle..y- ., __

Jike.-tb.e-w.11/-be-eomhs-biS-h11~110J-±be-do±hes-1e....w.e<U:S-At1J_f_GLJAB.AN-TEE7-00-,-Ah~11ilis._

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Bu±-I'tl-t be-ohe wbo.S heen-hes:t-.fr::iehds wi±b.- - B.owley-- - 11U_t-bese-y-e11r:s.r-so_jL0oyone-611.s-t6e-r:i.8b:t-t o._ __ .cb.1108.e-him.,....i:ti llE.._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ 1-jus± don't 8et how you c11h-,90 trorn heib,9 someooe's hes± {.r::ieod ±o-ee±±in.9 kicked ±o ±be- .cur:h. B.UL - t bc1-ts- e.')(11dJ/- whctl-hc1f-V·ened-. - - - Purih,9 the wih±er, rne._.11nd RowJey s:tor::ed uv some Showh11lls j,n~y-t-eee.z.er-so we could b11ve-11 st1owh11IL J;8b±-w6eb- t 6.e- Wec1-t6.e.y o:t- W11r:m.

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.\JeLL,.-y.es:te.r::d.ay-WA.s-.tbe-.£.r:.s..-Lnice_J,~7-~v.e_b.aLo­ fo.r:eve~-hu:Lwben-f_wen± o\!eU o- Rowlet's bouse-

he ac.+ed like he was too ,good tor l""le.

~-t.hin~is..,_f_co.~ok\es:t-Jy-.say-~v.e_heek\-t:\ic.e.-­ ~o-Ah;.9aiL,-hu::t-SldE-doesn'::t_like-ME.-Sbe's-heen­

tc..yin,g-+o dr:iYe_Q_wecl,ge he±w_eeb-l!ILand Rowle_ye'l/.er-si.bc.e_tbe_+wo--0t-+hef!l_h_e_c.af!le-.11_c.ou~le.._ __

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.Bu±-.wkebe.ve.r:-.:L±~o.-h-ri~tke--to-vic ''V +.v-o- Ro.wte._y-~1-.9e.:t---=t1e.-same-tkib.9-e.v-e~y-1:ime._ _ __

YOU'RE JUST JEALOUS! YOU'RE

- JDS I J8\TOOS!

:t-wi-S~-1-c-0vlJ-.9~v.e-Rowle._7-a-fie.ce-ct-Pl7_,..,;nJ--~­ bvt-1-CA~1.hecause-1~-de-f enJin.9 oA--~iPl-+o'-­

.9e+ me-t~r:ou,9h-the-schooLyear:: 1-hav.e-~ r.:

Bl.ak.elt -lor:....E..t::1.9l;sh.,-D.t::1d-1e-mak.es -

uS-t vr:k\-in-al l-0u.i::-assi~mek\.-ts-i.t\-cur:s~v.e..-Bv±-i.:t:.1--­

reall y hurts

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hand when 1-write in cursive

tor: ±oo lon,9 r-SO !Ve- beet\ va7it1,9-Rowley ot1~-­ ·f-eak::lu.:i:- hu.±±er--cr:6.ck.er:...fo.r:....e!l.e'f'-f·d,9eJ haU..... e__ ±r::aoscr:i1.es-1-0.r:....D1,~------------


-Bv--t-i£_UQ)J.e--to-.s..i;Qr::t-Wr:i:t:i.1·~\9-my-Cl\J~ -1--­

Qssi.9nmen±s +be bQndwr:i±in-9--an-""y-bomewor:.,...____ 1

won'±-he.-+be-SQme-Qs-he.fo.re-,-Qnd-l~'tr:_BI Qkel/- -

wi.11-know~---------------

So !'m s±uc.k wi±b Rowley,- QL leQS±- uh±il

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find someone w-bo.-c.Qn- wri:t..e-e)(QC.±ly- like- birri Qk'\0-.- .w.ho-Also-1~k..e5-f.eQ.bu:Lh.u..+.±ei::.._c.t:Qc.k.et:s._ _ _ _ __ But +he hi,9,9est ~r:ohlerri with this Ahi,9Qil situQ:t:ion- isn't -+be \;...h,9lish homewor:l, i:t:'s- +he .w.QLUo-Sc..~ ool.-Me-and-Ro.wJe.y-UseJ-+a-heQd-i1.r.:\-- -

.t.c;9e-+her-..e"Jer.:y-mor:nin,91- hu± ow- Rowley- .9oes over to Ahi,9Qils neiehhor:hood Qt\d WQlks ::to sc.bool_wj±b- ldEfl.._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __


-lbis.-iS-<1h-issue.-fo.r:-<1 COUP-LE-Of-t:e<lsons-.fov+r- obe.,- me.-<1bd-RowJe.y-h<1ve <1-d.e<1Lw1ere.-be:s.-;,.Q__ _ -4'-<1~e-o-Lsc:oo.:bt\~<1be<1d-fo-r:-do;9-V.oof-0t\-tbe-­

.sJ.ew.o.lk..-And-±b<1LUAb;¥meb:Lb<1S-S<1veJ_m..._e-<1- BU~Cld_0-f-+~meS------------

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1\ere's- +-bis- ohe- do-9 ±b<lt re<111y- b<1s i:Lin- .for:-me-.. <1hd RowJe.7, <lnd we h<lve-to k.eev ovr:-.9v<1rd vv'--.w.he.bev.er.-w.e- v-<1ss-hy- bis- bovse.- \:\e:ubi.S-re<11Ltoie<1b...R.o±±wei.lec:_b<1oied- Re.h.eLt-Abd-.b.e.-vs.eW.o-,9e±ov+ of hjs y<lrd <1hd c:h<lse vs oh ovr w<ly to school.

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J~.eh.et:s.-o~er:-k~~k:\s:!:6.U-at\-elec.--tr:i.e-~c~e-i. 1:.u-o- -

m!lke sure-be c.ouldn't~et-loose._t.\ow Rebel_c.!ln,_·~- c.bllse-us - bec.!luse-it- be-tllkes one-S±ev- ouLt- hi->-1

f11d-,_beJ.l--Be±- ll- Sbc.c.k- t..r:ol!l- bis-c.o.llllr.:- - - - ..-.- l- - - - - - } ti

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E...ver sibc.e .me llhd 'Rowle7 found out llbout Rebel'seleclr.:ic._c.ollQr:,_we\!e-heen b11.vin,9- Some-fun wi±b him.OOPS! LOOKS ----1-bil4E-I-DRQPP~D

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MY SANDW'IC~!

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A'Ad-~LLlidhUQv_e.-.Ro.w!e.~bi'A~-OU--Lio.~e..,_ .:f_J_efi'Ai±ely_wo.uld~v_e_s±e.v-v-ed-0h-0he_oJ_Reh.eLs,_ _ J.Qhd-~i'Aes_h.y-0o.w._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

_ ALERT_~ ' . ALERT!

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=-1\e o±her r:eQSOh i± s:tihKs- t hQt Rowle7 ish't WQI Ki'A~-wi±b-me-is-h.ecQuSe 1-W~±b-tbe-school 7eQf:__ .wi'Ad.i'A~-do.w'A.,_th,e_teQcher:s-b.Qv.eJ:eQUt_h.eer-i----­

JoQdi'A;9-uS- uf wi±b-bofllewor:k IQ±ely-- - - - - :thQt-fYleQ~S

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b~ve +o- tQKe Qlrrios:i::-QIL-rrif hooKS-- -

-bome-w~:t~me-e-v.er-y-J-Q1·----------

My

hody's not built to tQrc.y ±hQt Kihd of wei~bt,

.hut-RowJ.ey-iS-f-CQc±i.cQl~_i;k_e _Q f-Qtk-ctnimQL,-so-i±~ 's -

.bo-f-Co-hler.n_fox:Jdl t'.\_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

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PANT PANT-

Untortunate.17, Rowley is just as willih,9 to helv A.hi~ail with-blEB hooks-, which ""akes ""e thik\Kr-.-- .:t:~e-o.k\~-r::eason-S~U-ell~.k\-wi:t:k-bi-m-is-±0-USE-~im.-

Ak\d as Rowle1's .9ood triend

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tind ±hat a

Ji:L+le- har:d- +o- take.- - - - - - - - - - - -pAf'JT

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_f_£8u.r.:eLu~-f.r.:e:tt.y--.9oocLsolu.t~on-±o-f-'ll-/-hook­ -f.r.:oh.lem.-1hiS-mo.r:n~-Lhor:r.:oweJ_the-r:o!let:..J>.~,­ J2QLses_w1en-~e~oes on-±r.:if-S-,_Qt\LQr:r.:yi.n8-All.....-

f-'ll-y- sc1oo1- s±u£L wQS- no- s.weQ±.- - - - - - - - -

X-wlls llble- +o rt1llKe vr:e:t::ty 8ooJ tir<1e)- +-00,-hu± .:thllt-'s- f4r:tilll!/- heccluse 1-wlllked-"'-l~±±le e-><-tr:ll- _£o.s..+- w1e.k:\- 1-W.ek:\:Lbf-t1.r:: Sclk:\Jo\lll!S-1ouse.- - Before

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Shows+orrri, Mr. Sclhdovlll cllWll/S vu+s foles

ih t.he--8-r:ou\':\J oh ei:i:~er--siJ-e ot~is Jr:ivew!l7 so the"8U-y- w1o-v-lo.ws it k.nows..-w.he.r:e-±.hC-fA~.emen.t-is-\he Ills+ tirrie.. it St:.'lowed.., roe llhd Rowley f lucked .:the-voles ou± ot- t1r:.- SllnJo\llll's yllr:J !l\':\J sillr:..ted.hor.:sin,9- llr.:ovk:\J- wi±Whem.-

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B1.i:t-l-,9uess-w.e-J~J~'t-vut-t~e st~ck-s-hQck.-i-r+--­

exQc+ly f~e ri;g1':t f\Qce ,_hecQVSe when fhe ,9Vy CQroe .±o vlow t:'lr. SQndo\!QLS dci\'ewQy r--he-wQS 0£f_h1- ctbou:L.1:eb_.fee.±. _ _ _ __ - -....,-

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J::1r::. Sand.o¥a1-bas-heeb-Wadin,9-f-()!:_r:ne-a.nLR.o.w.~­ .±O-Sho.W--01,1.~faces-in-t..r:on:t-0-t bis-bovse a;9ain-

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.so- be-ean- le:t- vs- ba¥-e-it-,_h1.1-t- f:r-n- oo:Lr::eo.d/- t-0-r::- ±ba..+-.coo.ver::sa±ion_jvs:t- 7et. E5eE.CIALLY'-no..t.__ hy-mysel.f_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

Mr::. Sandoval's not the ONLY daneer between rny bouse-and scbooLJ-thou;9h~ -E.v.er:...si.k\c.e.J~e.7-S.:tAr:..1:.eJ-J.o~b,9-cons:ir:ud:io.n-0n,-­

Gramr<1a 's-Street, we've had to take a detour on ±b.e_w.aLL borne AbLtba.:t- hr:i.b,9S-us- r:ieb±-1Ly- t b.ewoods- wbere.-±be..J::1ib,9o kids bab,9 ou±.

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-!-Jot1~c:tooJ1;'-~ow o w.~o.le.Jo..-+-a.boU-1:-t~,e-t1~~

kids.- -rve never-seen

1'.h1 ot-+~em in schoo1 - So- for7

"'11- 1 - know- the-y-jus:t- 1iv.e- ih- the-woods- 1ike-"'- f o.cL of- wi.l.J_tJ.t\il'.!ltJ.lS.- - - - - - - - - - - - -

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.!'m- no:t- even sur:e-it- tker:e-1'.r:e- "'hj- f "'r:en±s-er:- ~rown-uvs ih the w.hole Min~o cltJ.n. 1've hetJ.r:d ±heir-letJ.J er:-is- t hi.s-b-0y- ntJ.r.ned- t1eck le-7-Who- tJ.lw.tJ.yswetJ.r:s tJ.-±o.nLtof on~-kl:Lwi.:t~i;9"-t\.tiC-r.ne.±1'.1buck.1e- on- i±..-----~~--------

MECKLEY MINGO

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_Qt\e.-til!le-tr1e-a.bd-Ro.wley~o.t--±00-elose.-±oJ-h.._____

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YOU COME NEAR

·- -OUR- WOOi)£,_ _,_ _ _ _ __

AGAIN, MECKLEY'S GONNA G1·-r--- - -I-- - - -

l'm- s±ill bo±- sur:e whQ± he meQb±- hy- +-hQ±-,_bu± j_f_ t1edde..y's-hel±-.huckle....w~S-eobbQ-he....ib!-lo1'l..eLn-Qby­ wAy~LJ;_Joj._wAb±--to-s.tj.ck-'1t:oubL-to-.fi.bcLo.u±.-

Now :t:hQ:t

r·r<I WQlkiA~oP'le ob ,....7 OWA r-r

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..to-c.t:os.s-"i:o-t.~e-o::t-her:.....siJ.e-0-l-~e-s:l:r:ee:l:-w-~eb.. . .1 ,-

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~e:i:.-beQ.r:-t..~e-t'lit.\;90~woods.~-Wovl.J-k\~b.e-Q_h;~

deQI e')(ce.vt there's-ho sidewQlk over there, Qhd -+hQ±--t-Qti'± he-eood tor-P-11J:s r:oller:....b.Qe··- - - - -

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t-10P1~ Mtic.ed- 1 ~ave~+ beeh ~an.9in~ovt wit~ Row.le;'-lately.-S~e-SaiJ-f-s~ovld-n't-,9e-+-too-wori.eJ­ -0.v-ov.er:-i.::t-h.ec.~vse-P"10S-Wr.:ie.~Js.~~VS-fi::om-c.bilJ.bood­

don't-las-t~nJ-+~a-t-P'le-a.nd-Rowley-wiU-f r.:0-bahl7- ~r:ow avar:::t_ over_+~e year:s an,way-

.¥Jell !~ove-tbais-Qo:Lir.:ve.,-hec.avse-1-~i-~k.-­ i±'s- imfor:±an:Lfo r:-me- -to- keef- ""1- c.hild bood- fr:iendsso +ha+ later oh sorrieohe c.ah aff rec.ia+e how tar r~ve_c.orne _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ 111111

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.AnJ_f _krow- kc:ctu.se

1 'v.e-l'.'.'.e!ld-ctlJ:t10.st-ev.er:.7-si.n~L

hook- io- tbe-SluJ:t1her-P-ctr:.-l7- P-ctls- ser:ies- - - - - -

Betore-7ou jud~e Me ctnd sct7 those hook.s ctre tor GIBLS, lei ,,.,e jusi e~flctin :t:bct:t:-+he-enly rectson ~t-i.~-0.....::l:bePi-Wcts-beCAuse-one-ti.Pie-1-t-0.~o:t:-­

.:to- h.i:i.n;9-ib ct hooLfor-Si.lek\..-t.J~.e.QJ~n~,-ctbd-+.k.~e- only hooks :tbe +ectcher hctd were in the Slu,....her P.ct.r:::ty-£.ctls....ser::ies._A.,oLnc:e70.~ e-r:ectLO[~JE-0£.,__

±bem,_.7ou cctn':t stov. 20


~u-S:t-be-sc121e.t1i.n~like-~~und.i:ed-hooks--i.n,­

:th<l:t-ser:ies.-~e-.fir:sLthi r:-t/ or- so- wer:e-vr:e±±y

8ood ,- bu::t- <lltel'."-t1<l±-f - -t.hink- +he- <lu±hor-s±<lr:±eJ_ r:unn~-0u±-oi-ide<l~----------1he Slumber

t>ar -y n(sr"a

#87

~

Lin~Loses

------t<~ri---a ~

zl~ te = n~-•-----~

A,.t\yw<ly ,.--in- the-51umher f <lrty- 'P-o.ls- hooks- t hese.- +wo triends !lr:e <llw<l-ys 8e+tin,9-ihto ti,9h+s wi-th e4ch-0±her-<lhou±Ji±-tJe-S±uf.f._ _ _ _ _ _ __ -Yetl-t)SE:C>-t.lP-At:~Y- - - -

PURPLE LIP GLOSS BECAUSE YOU Kf\l[W' I -WAN=FEB-T-&-W'E:AR- 1TO Tl-lE ROLLER RINK!

'w'E-1.:::t ,VGld- eNl=-Y\../ANTED TO WEAR IT BECAUSE YOU K;\IE~&l=±N-

WOULD BE Tl-lERE!

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.B• •+ Q{-±er.: Q $1e---t1in5S-Qlway-S-Co0Ld.oWh-d.bd-±b.e.5i.dS-leQr:b---tk-tr.:ue- me.Qt\ih,9- of- fr.:i.endshi.vv-.·- - - --1-!-'M-SeRR¥-I-'\---,-ANE>-!~SffiR-Y-- -

USED UP

--1--...~ooRLIP

G.LOSS!

- - -F--\efAIT: ..

I KISSED JUSTIN AT TI-IE

-RGbb:t;R-R-INK.~ . --/-

-'\- -111

~-~k!JdATL-/-~~~~~~~-

f\t\J- +bQ±'s bQsicQHy- +be vlo-t ot e.ver-y sit\,5le- hookit\- tb e- Slu""ber:-EQ r:ty- EQI S-Ser:ies Wel 1,--tb Q:t-.mi,5b:t: be-t1e.-wQy-±bi.b,9S-Wo.r:Lw~±b- GlB..LS.,_bu.t- 1 CQ ~elL/ou-£.r:s~d.b~Q-f-i:t-.'.sJ~tOT tbe-wA~-+---­

works with BOYS. fo.r:-h0-ys-,-tbih,9S-"-r:e-j~s.:t: Q l0--t-less~om.v.lic-Q:t:e.J...-

fo~:i<Qm.\l'le..,-le:t4-sQ.7-0be-suy-hr:eQks-Some..thit\5~­

-thQt beloh,95 to Qho±her .9u/ ,_ but it's totQlly Qh QCCide.n±.-~ell ,_ :f;_ve-secot\dS IQ±er-ever.:.1h0Jy..S moV-edob- Qbd- t bib,95- Qt:e_v_r.:e±-- ,- mucb_h."-ck-±o-no.cr.nQI . __

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-----~~N-AkWA¥~-r-----­

JUST WATC~ T V AT MY ~OUSE!

.:.t-J-0\-.\ ':t-k-how--it-t~.Q:t-.r-<ieQ\-.\S-,9uf-5-4r:e-1ess.--­ sofbis:tic.Q±ed +bQh ,9irls or whQtever bu+ I

r

DO_

koo.w-+1Q±-tke-w~y-we-do-±hio~S-SuCe-5Q!i.es Q lot_

of- ±ir:ne_Qt\L ebe'flr··- - - - - - - - - - - fr:idQy L bQ±e- +o- sQy- i± -bu:Lt1om's- fred.ic.:hob- Qh-0u±-m.,__ e1

.Qt\d-Rowlef-iS-S±Qcl~.~0-c.ome.-ir.:ue.------

E.ver since Ah;.9Q;J Qt\d Rowley .90+ +o.9e+ber, Ahi.9QiLhQs-heet1-Si.:t:±~.t:.\.9 <cl:-our:-Jvt1c.~-tAhle,-w~ic.h­

~s-<llLh~ Glr.:e!ld-y--men:l:iot\ed-bow-sb~S-t\0-t-Q­

fQn_of- tbe- c.boc.oJQ±e-milk- huhhle-hJo.win.9- +b;n.9.,- hut-±her:e.'S-Q_\o..t_ of_ QTJ:lffi_s±uil_ sb.e_Joes.b._. 't__ Jike~ei±ber:.._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

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_Qne of +1.er-ii-iS-t1e-Bve-Secohd---Ru.Le.-A1Lth~1S­ a:Lour--:b~hl.e-a;9.r.:ee-+1.a:L~t-7o~f-a-f~ece-0Lt-0od­ -00-+-be-floor-,-as-100;9-aS-y-0U-f.~cLd·-u.v-wi±bio-.fi¥esecohds, it's s±Jj_Qj(_t.o-ea..t.._ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ FIVE- sECOf\I[) --~.,....,--......- RULE.!.- --:-:------:

A hew

:twist SoMeohe caP1e llf with recehtly is :that

you ca~ ~.-:ab a f iece o.t- tood ott-+-~e-tloor--e\le.r+-­ ~i-'lQU~BE-oo±-±~e-o.t\e-w1o-ac...tuaUt-DBOeP.-ED~ ~±.

1 ')J.Wos.t-tw.o-c.~ocola±e-~if-Cook~es-at\d'-"'---­

f ud;9sid e

+ha± way already. FIVE-

~-.-,S~GQNb>-1-~~~~~~rt-~

RULE!

·.•e••.


~iS-~eW-.r:UJ.e-h4S-CQvsed-some-o-~er:-f~o.WertiS-.~-­

::thou.9h. l"es±er::d11 fr:eddie-\:\QdQhQn <l-te-Q viec.....__ ot- hQl'.'Q ofl- +he- floo!"-Dec.Quse-he-+hou.9\++_CQcl_ __ l2.ur<14S-d-r::of-~d-i±,_b:t-i:Lw.QS-QC-tuQHy-thece-fr:ol.'!l-

±he-.9.r::ouf-±h,Q±-..h,QcL1unc.b-BEEQf1E._vs._ _ __

1± l'.'Qi.9h:t~V-e-e\'en-Deen-±hece_.fr::om hefo r::e-TblAI_,__ ..hec.Quse.-fr:edJ,;e-s±-11r:±ed-±o-leel_si,c.LQbd-ebded~f­ ~b-t-he-bucse'.s-0£fic.e-for_t-he-r::es±-ol-+.be-dQt·---

(MMRF) FIVE- SECD1\IDKOCE1 _'c-_ (.cblOt'.le.), _-y

Some:t-hit\~ells-me-±hey-dot\:±..-hQ.V-e.-t.he-fi~,__ e---­

Sec.ot\d- Rule Qt ±he.-tQhle_Ab;.9QL sedJ -0-si:LQ..-t,,__ o~vr::ohQhlt-Qny-ol-+he 0IblEB-.9ids~+QhJes-~

ei±ber:. .Ano±ber_thin.9 DLhet they don't_hQ'/e

is

fr:enc.b_fr:y_fr:;.J_Qys~----------

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..lbey_se.r:v_e_f>.u~ecs_;\':\J1e-cclle±er:icl-e.'le.r:y-frJ.lly-..­ .hU-t-+-he-nie<tl-is-,9C4.y-llt1dJAs::t..es_J;ke-"'-we..-Ls.v.ot1.9e~­

_e.LUS-,_t.hey-Se r.:v..e-Sw..ee-t--v.o-1:4-t.o- t..rieS-t'low--ibS-t..e.QJ_ -0-t-~t.illlr fr:et1ch- t..rie.,>+-- - - - - - - - - - -BU-t-t\olab-1ill,90~--r-oom-wor:ks-v-llcl-=±ir:ae_jt1_th.~e- -

Jih-rllr-y-..-clod-e~..er-y---fr~y-Sk-hr:;o.95.-blc.lllt\---­ cbeesehu.r~er-llhd-fries-from-+h.e-flls±-food-f l!lc.~-

.ot1- +-he- coroer._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

-~olo.k)_e4-t.s-b~S-kies.,_h~=t-~e-o.Lwo./s.J.e..+s-tb.e-r..e...., st1-­

ot us helve wh4.tever tlllls out ihto the-hll,9· And !'ve- seeo-kids vrllc±icllllt come-to hlows-av..er Q,_ _

_

lew_colLfr:ebc.bJ.ri.e ~-----------

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.We-d.eciJed-:t~e-oT-\~--w.~0-v-r..e¥et+t-SoP1eo.nwr:.o'""'­

.9etti.n.9 hur-t WaS- to Sfli:t·- the- trieS lJf eV-enlf;r-SO·- w.e- h.r:ou,9ht- in- Ale')( Ar:uda- +-0- divvy- them-and ,9iv.~eev..er:.y-one-an-e~uaLnumher:._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ ~e re.st- ot- us keef ah e/e oh Ale-)(- +o rriake-sur:ehe~s no~-+akin,9-an.7 e-')(ir:a- tor:-himseL[.

Some-Kids- e.at.-QU_thei.r:-t..r:i.es- at-enc.e - hvt- f -nihh.le1

rnine real slow to make them last as loh,9 as vossihle. -------G088L.~ · ------------

. ,G088LE:

.Bv~o-131~,r:-~OW-P:ia~r:.ieS-we-,9e:t..,-i:t:'.s-\':.\eVe. 1r:.- -

enou,9h.- 1>day- ther:e-wer:e-only- 1Jd8..EE-.fries- in the ha,9,_-.and we had- to S.fli+- +hem-ten w.ays-

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-5°7.o.u-h!ld-ll-eoU-fJe-o.Lk;J.s_fA/~o.9---hlclQk:\~im.._e_

e!lc.h-j.u.s:t---±o.-sr:nelLthe- t..r:;eS-ot.\ -hiS-ketl-h.-AoLL .±bik:\Lthtl~S-W-bll±--mllde-A.hi~lliLfit\o.Uy-d.ec.iJe-±..,_ o Jook-to~oo±ber:_;:>JD.c.e to St.=1-.-

- - - - - - - -

'vJhen Abi,91lil l"'IOVed :to ll ditteren+ tllble, she.:took-Rowle7 wi:t~-ber.:.-Bu.t-tbll:t-'s-tine wiot:b t1E~­ bec!lvSe- i:t:-P1eD.hS P'IOr:e-tr:e~c.~ l-r:ies-tor:-:t~e-r:es=i:--

0£. uS.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Abi.9lliLllnd-Rowle7--l"loVed-t-0-+~e Couvles ~bl.e..,-­ .w~ic~s-~e-c~l7-fJD.ce-i~-t.be-W~ole-c!lt-e.1:er::ill-W-ber:e­

other:e's s:t~ll-rooPi :t-0 sit.. Af--+e.r:-+be ¥'!l1et.\-tine's- P!l.ydllhc.e.., lllrios+ llll- +he c.ouvles ih our erllde brok..e. .u.f_,-so_RowJey_o.oJ--Ahjelli.Ldi~t-hll'ie-At'ly-tr::ouh1--­

J;.odj.b;9-iLSfo-i--- - - - - - - - - - - - -

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.:11e-r:easo.~6e-c:-eu.?les-6.a¥e Q ~0Je.-i4hJ.e.-QlL+-0.__

:+6eMselves is hec:Quse ho ohe- else-c:Qh- S±<tnd- +o- he_ Ql".ound- +6ef'll.- Le-+- me.-just-SQ1- +6Q±-/ou c:ouldn'±- f?A-'Lt?1e-to- sd-Qt1J_wQ±ch- A.h;;9Qi.Li-eed.....RowJef'-6;s_ ·f ·u.dcL.b;9-ever-y-J.ay..- - - - - - - - - - - -

_ _ _ _ _ _,__SLURp_ SMACK

$e-SECOND- t6.Qt.....Rowley-Qnd- Ahi.8Qil- 1.el+- our:tQhle-, two ;9U/S slid r~;9bt ~bto their eMvty Sfots. :'.fber:e-.ar:e.n.'.t- enou;9b-SeQ±S- i.n- t6.e-c:Qfe-+er:i Q- tor:-QU_ .±6.e-k..Js-i.t:\-ou.r:.Ju.nch-Fr:iod-,-so-~e r:e's._,Q(_tu.Q1

!y-a-

Jine- +o- ;9e-+- o.ne..Xt-you-.d.;J~~e:t

QseQ,t- ok\J..he-.fi.r:st-J.Q/- ol- -

.sc:booL y-0u.-wer.:e-ou=t"-ot-luc..L~er.:e--iU.:e-Some-k~J-->-­

w.6o- 6.QVe-heeb-W.Qi±ih;9-Si.nc:e-Sev-±emher-,_Qt\d-t6e/~U­ f-roh Qhly- STILLhe WQi:tin;9 t..oL Q seQ± on the LQs:.t JQy-0..f_ s!.hooL_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __


_f_feeLv-r.:e±t/'- luckt-1-.90-t Q seQ±,_hec®Se~e.-­ -f-eOfJ.e_w_ho_Jjd~e..+_ohe_h~v.e-+0-fihd_<LfJQc_e_f.o_

.si:L<tn.y--w-b.er.:e_tb.ey-_c.Qb~----------

~e kidS--in- +he-mid.dJe_o{_the line_hQve- vr.:et±y- -

muck

.9iv.en uf hove-+hQ+_they're-.90bnQ .9et Q_

SeQ..t ,_so some_o{_tbem_h~v_e_stQr:.ted_sellib,9-their__ .syo+s- -to--±he- kid.s hehind- thePl.- 1 - he<tr.:d-±hQt.,__ _ .B.f:QJ/-Cok\no.r=-.sol.d-b;s-foSi±ion Qt the-nvi:nhe.r.:=- -tit+eeh svo+ to Glehh \1Qrr:is who WQS ohe svo± hQck, .fo.r.: five doUQr.:s Qt\d Q'r\ ice=.cr.:eQm SQndw~ch. I

--~r..-:~ ~A~;--------------G\..uG ,... • • I\~ G.\.U6

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..Un£or::t.4Jna::t:e~-io.r-m~-::t:~.e-:!:w0-kiJ.s-in-1:~.,___ _

t-r::on:Lot- tbe- lit1e wer:e- E..arLJ2r:emr<iell and- bis ±win-hr:o::t1e~ And/, and- tbe/- took- Ahi;9ail and·Ro-wle-/~S-Sf.o±s E..ar:Land- Ancly- 6Qve-£by-s_£.d,- -

.r::i..9'b:t-hefo.r:e-1.u.nck.,_11nL tbose-euf.s_ho±b-&k.e- ±beir !3/r<i sbower:s -jus±- like- 1-dO··~----1

-E-ll.e~bou;9~1-si±-a± a :t:Ahle-wab....Q-hunc.R -- -

of- !juys ,- 1 - would.n'±- cal Lany- ot- +bem-f!ly-ac.-tuQ._ I-

FRIENDS. Because-wben_we head outside tor r:ecess,_we_all- !jo our__sev.ar:a±e_wa1s·- - - - - _f _USED-to-ban!j-ou:t-Wi±b-Ro-wle-/-dur.:in!j-r:ecess~,­

hu± :those-days are over:. 1 t's vrohahly t1rrie-tor me .:i:o-S-t...r:ike-ou.±-on-t:11/-0.w.k\.,_hu.:Ltb~r:oh.lem-is.,-1.­

don'.t- k.now.-wber:e- 1'm-su..ffosed-to-!jo·- - - - fir.:s±- ot- all ,_tber.:e ar:e-some- kids f-bave.-±o wa±<:H-0u.:L.toLon- tbe-vJQ1.9'r:ound..- - - - - - - - 31


-A-kw-y..eo.c.s-o.fjo--'1or.n-iL)¥~±ed-o.-~c.h-el--my--­

d.o.ss.mo.±es_+.o_rnp.i.cibJ"'tf "'~ty-..-hu:t_she-tho.u~b:t_ Lo.ir:eo.Jy-ho.d_eno.u~b-±o..ys_o.nd-sb.e_s.o.id-s0-0.n-the_ j~to.±io.n,.._

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

U.su.o.lL7-,-wbet:1 y-0u Of ek\-Fesen±s...o.:t- 7our:..hir::t:1Jo.7- ·f""·r:*17-alL-t~e-0-i:ker.-kiJs-o.t:e-.j.eo.lovs BU-~±1--­

MY vo.r-ty f thihk veovle just tel+ sorry tor me.

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..Ut\£or::t.4J¥-'la.t.eLy~~o~iJea ca~h.t.-o.t\-w.i.t.k-a,_ __

but\ch ot- OiblEB

MOmS

it\ our:-t\ei.9hbor::hood ~

at\d- t\owad-a/s- Uave-+o- he-car::e-tul- w-het\e-V-er- f see-a-kiJ_walkin.9-ar:ovbd-at-r:ecess-car::r::.-y~t\.9"'\-'"a.,.__

.bew.-booK-------r"===~-. .-----. ~NKSA

L<JI,

J"E~K1

\heh :ther::e's Leoh feast ahd blIS .9ah.9.

1

.90+

int-0-a-Si±ua±iot\-wi±h-+-hose-.9t.1/S-a-tew-St.1mmer::.~ D.,90-,-ak\d-.t.he.ru-heek\-bD.J-h.lood-he:tweet\-u-~­

ever:-sit\ce .

.Ot\e-d.a/- me-ak\d-E.owJef-Wet\L dowk\JoJ he.- - sc.hooL +o-r::J.e-ot.iC-bi.k.e.s-o-k \Jhe- h.ask.e:thaU-eou.r::±-,_ bu±- Leob- and- his- tr::iet\ds- showed- uf- a- teW-- - minutes_ l_a_ter:._

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.lbey- -to.14-vs-thd-we-we.r:e--80.bhll-b QVe

±0-1.eQ......, .V. _e- -

.s0-the_y-_ could- vJ!l..y--b-<lsk.e±hQH,_ _ _ _ _ _ __

-

~~~ :; ·

-1-tolJ--leo.n-w.e-covkl- mQke-<l-comv r.:omiSe-<lnWbe-ycoul d b<lve one-b<llt of :the court Qhd we could ride ovr:-hikes on- the-o±ber:.- Bu±-tbey didn'± like.-TblAT_ ~de!l-!lbd-_gQVLUS-tbe-hoo±----------

On +be r:ide... bome- L wQS reQll/ tnQd- tb"'-+ we Je± our:selves ,ge...t vusbed Qr:ound like- thQ±;r-Qbd·- L wQb±ed- +o- DO_some±bib,g- Qhou:t- i±.--.A- fe.'W-- d<l-ys l<l-ter: ;r-~om Qsked-me-0u:t ot- +.he blue~! 1~­ W<lbteJ ber:-+o si,gr. Me uv tor :t:be "Suver:her:o 4r:<linin,g-Ac<ldem7 " S.be-sbowed-me-:tbe-tlrer:·~-­ Ak\d-1-wAS-SolJ.~------------

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1-coukl~-t-\JAIT :to-.9.i:=ad.u.a±e-£r:or:n...±he-Su.V.e~ei:0-

:rr:Qihih,9- Ac.aderny- Qnd- show- Leoh- Qhd- his- .9Qh,9-Q+bin.9 or two.

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.Ro.wley~S-nlor:t1.-si~bed...Jdlt1- uf-,_too..,_ahcLwe.-we._. re_ _

.ho:t1- vre:t::ty-e:xc:i±ecl- QhoU--Li±.-B.u:t- o.n- +k-£.rs±- _J_Q_/_,_r_r:eQ~.z.ed-i.::t-W.Qs_Q_t0-t11.l_sc:Qr.n..- - - - - fir:s:LoL11.LL,_-t6e-Su.Fr:her:o-\-r:Qihib~-Ac:QJ.er.n,y _,,,__ __

-WQs-in--the-~yr.nt\Qs.±i.c.S-t:oor:t1.-Q.::t--the.-YY-:1CA-40de-­ L\O--LsoJ:1:1e-Sec:r:e±-hu.nk.ee-ubd.er:be<l--t6--t6.e-huJJ.i.b~'-\<·-­

::\1eb-f-foubd-ou.::t_the-w1ol~suverv.oweL-vQr:±--WQS-~oke .._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

GOOD-SeB--;- JO~Tb!ANL -

So-r.ne-Qt\d-RowJey--wer:e-s±uc:k- it\ J,ay-cQmv- fo r.:-"'-- week while our MOMS rQh errQnJs. AhJ Qt the ehd we-J~Jn':t-e¥eh-~cl tnQ.SKS-or.:-cos..-tumes or:.-Qk\/.:t:hit\~,-­

c:ool like--th4--t ~e.j.u s..-L~oU1ese-s±u-v.id-cer.:±~£c:<ci-.es.-

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Gregory Heffley

IS A

~~~~~~~-E~~~~~•

showing good manners during snack time.

A-f.ew.-week..s-la.."i:er::-we-w.e~:t-J-0w~--to-=t~e-s~oo~

our-hikes-a;9ctit:.\ 1 -cthd-sur:e-ehou;9~ - Leoh-Ahd- his 1

triends were-ah the hctske+hctl Lcour+. But

1- ;9uess

.1-should~Ve-;9iv.en-Rowley-the-hectd.S-u~-+14-t-his-­ :Su.~.e4et::0-1:r=a~nit:.\~w-l1Uo±-l1l1ft.-wor.::t.\:Jess. - - - -

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As;J.e._f'..r:om-tkJ:.jJ.s-LoeecLt-0-ll¥.oid-,_l;ke l eot\..._ _ ±bere !ll'."e

cl

{-ew_J~lt..eret\~rouv.s-th<ci-h!l.o~ou±.1-­

~tk<ci-reces.s.._B-1J-t-1-d-0-hi--+-bihLLre!ll~-­

-td-ih-wi±b-llt\y-0-t- tbein--- - - - - - - - - ~ere-ar.:e-soP1e-kiJ.s-w-b0-v-J "'-7-o.- tll.'At-a.S-/cll r.:d-,9~P1e-,­ ·llT--iJ-6.'Ao:t-ke~r:o.tJ~<tl~v.s.t-1.ll'A~-0v:i:-ll'AJ-r.:e!lJ..s

~eo-+bere's-+-be-.9rouv-+bll±-vLll/s-00-+-be-fielJ · - -

A- few- mon±hs-4,90- +-be-sc.booLhll'A'Aed- ll'Ay- .9QP1eS- ±ba_-L'A¥.o.Lve-ll-1AH--h-ec.!lvSe-±oo- cn!loy-kjJs_w.er..__e- ~e±±ih.9-bvr±-------------So-+bese-.91.1/S-l"lllde-v-v-~.9!lP1e-w-ber:e-SoP1ehoJ7~­

SblOL.s- -tbe- hllll B1.1.t-Jo'A~eVet\-Ask-P1e-W~lli-:tbe­ ·Voi~:i:-ot-+..be ,9lltx1e-is.- - - - - - - - - - -

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.E..r:i.ck-Gli.ck-ko.t:.\9S-o1J-t-w~is-sk.e.i:c~t~et:1J.s<>-- -

hebind- +he- scbooLwber:e- +he-teac.ber:s can~se....___ ±bem !ve- beard- +bat-it- /ou want- +o- huy- an- oLJ_ .hook-r:e.focl-o.r:-hor:newor:k-ass~br:nen±.,--he~s-+1..____ ~uf-+o--talL-ta------------

1he GIRLS ha~=\9 out it:\ ~roufS, too. 1\ere's ot:le ±kat~uP'lfS-r:ov.e...near-.....tbe-Si.de-oi- +be- school- and,- -

®o±he~tho.:LJoe~ofsco:±ch-tiL""J'-t.e.e.t-o.w.a.f-~v.e­

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YOU'VE EARNED ONE

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.1-tolJ-~e-w'd-he¥e~e~r:d-o-t_:s.v-0-r:4-teu." -he-to~-She-told-""'e-+~e-y_w.e.re-t.'rom-E..vrove-ctbd'-­

bctd~svctc.e=-ct,9e-+ec.bnolo8y-~So

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WllS

ctll vroud of_

m-y- new- shoes- w.ben- 1 - wetd·- +o s.c.bool z-+-l-~'1-1-~-P:~I-­

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-Bv-1:-4r:ecess..,-t~e-r:V-hher-Soles-o.n-ho..~-S~oes-!el.L

dean ot.f._f_was u?se±,- ahd- when- L ,9o:Lhorne- f _ showed t1om,_wbo said no::t- +o wor:c/ at\d ±ha± w~d­ .±ak.e-±~-h.ack-+o-+.he-s.±or:e-at\J_,9e:Lhew-ohes--

~a:f:'s-when-f-touAd ou:i:-sbe.J>ou~ht-t~e-.shoeS-­

at +he dollar store and +he whole "s?ace-a,9e .±echnolo~y..:._+hine was j vs.±- a hunch ot halohe/.

.\Jhen-Mom-Said- she-was-+aki.n_9- me-shoe-.sho?fih;9- +oday 1- made sur:.e-she knew 1-was only.-i.n-ter:es±ed1

in-n<ll!le-hr:ands.- - - - - - - - - - - - -

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-lt_wasnj.-eas;w!.e.c:id~b~--W-b.i.c:h-s.boes-t~e.±.,.--±bou~h.-11.er:e-ar:e-ahou:Lll-mil~oo.-J~f.fer:en:.__ __

~s-,-and-e4ch-one-is-su..v-v·oseJ.~--$ooLt..o.r:-a--­ ·Sf.ec~.fi.<:-~o~..- - - - - - - - - - - - - -

71

~er:e-ar:e---Sboes tor:-bikin,B-,-Sboes-tor:-r=unni~\9, .shoes-.for:-sk.a:tehoa.r:d~.t\~,-abd

hunc.b-0!- o:t.he. _ _

ot\es.,.-t.00.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ~er:e was a vair of- tanct h;;9h-:tec-h haske:tha11- -

.shoes- 1 - r:ea1.Ly- likeJ.-11ey- bad---Some---Sor.::t-o1-- - ±hin;9- in- +be-So1es- t bais-Suf fOSed- to- make

jumv hi;9her ahd

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was seriously thihKih;9 about -ee±±in;9 ±hem.,_ _ _ _ __ I

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;90+ hervous thQ+ it

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hov.9h+ those,

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.he-±o±QUt-°v:l:-ol-con:t.r.:ol- on-t.he-wQlk-+O-ScbooL.- ? •

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~ti-±her::e-W.QS-A-fAir-oi~r:ee.ti-"c:r:ossd:r:Qihi.t:'-9""""__

sboes- +hQ±- reQI 11 looked- Qwesome...,- hv.t- on- the- ho.x-i.tSQiJ_they_wer:eJo.r_+.be_"ser:io.vLQ±hle±e. _" _ _ __

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.:L-£.nG\U;'-Jec~J.eJ-or.wome-S~oeS-ibQ..+-we.r:e-.sfo.r.::ty­

.hu.t- no:l--t.00-0¥er.::..t he=.::t.of- t.:.1om-Qs.k..eJ-me-~t-1-­ wG\hted to weG\r +hem hor-ie ~ bu+ +here WG\S ho WA.Y_ f _wG\S ~ot\t\G\ le.+

my sboes ~e± di.r:.+1-hefor::e-

1-wo.r:e_them- +.o- s.cbooLfox:_t he-fir:s:t- +ir.ne- - - -

6£.f


-Elos.,-i:t-~Q)le rrie Q c~.QT-\ce-.~~~e-neW=S.~o.oe;;.--

smelLQLL+he- WQ/ home._ _

1

never noticed how DIRTY- the .9rovnd is-vn::t~Lf~o:t-m7 hew shoes. A~d no;t:_jvs::t .:t:he-Qc:±vQl-.9r:ovt1d-,_hv..+- -the-S±t:ee..t-And-t..he- - SID~WALK r-+00--

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:rhe-WQ_7- +o- sc:hooLis-1ike-Q- tt1i-netietJ--0J-mvd- d.hd- *e.QSe-d.hd.-o±her:..jvnl,-Qnd-yov-f·r:d.c..-hco.U;'-h4'l.o;,.. e- -

-+-0- he_Q_t\i.nj Q_-to-Q\!oid- Q1Lot- i±.

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St1- fclc.±.,-af.:t-eye±tin_9-0t1ly-one-hlock- t..r:or:il-- ~-60vseJ1;5-n10.r.::t1it1_9-,-Ltvr:t1ed-llr:ovt1Lllt1d--­ -wet1UllcLt1side.~o:t--Sor.rie-0-t--±6ose-vJQs±i.c-­ ~r:ocer-y-h-~ u-O-f-td-m/-.fee.-Lln.,_clbLt..o.r-ll-W1;.~le-­

ever:.7.:t1in_9- W-llS--9ood- - - - - - - - - - -

Bvt- eVel'"-\:l:vAI L7-t~e-ho:1::!:0P1S ot-t~e-h!l~S-_90+---­

sbr:eJJeJ - llhd- +ben they J;Jh':t- _9~Ve-me-ll'A/--­ v-r:o±ec±io'A Q...t ALL So 1.-.jvs± r:ivvec!- +6e-r.::es±- ot- t he-1Q;gs_ofLnd- thr:ew_t her:n....i.o-±he- neclr:es..t.__ 1

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WJ-i:riy-hes..+-t~¥oiW~e-d.an8e1r-

areas.- 1-s±ayed on +~e-sidewalk-un±i.l-1 r::ealii.eJ_ Lwas ;9e-t:bn8- Vehhles-in-t1e-li±±le- 8r::oov.es-ef_ _ my-sboes-1-and_f__knew-±~ose-wer::~onna-+ak.e-­

EORE..VEB.- +o-dj;9-0u:L wd:b-<LS.±i!:K-5o_f_t.r:i.ed+o- Mihimiz.e-the al"'loun±- of ruhher- +.ha±- +ouc.hed- ±he_c.emeh-t._ ---~1-V----.....(:---------

E..ven+uaUy1 1 8ave uv and just walked in +he 8r::ass.- B1- +he- +ime- f -80.t- +o- sc.100L,_f_was- - .:t:wen±y-'llinll--tes.J"':t:e.., _hll-t-i.t-W.as- -t0-i:a1 ~-W.o.r::-1:~-i-i:1-­

..t.o- s.ho.w.-.uv- in-S±yl.e.- - - - -

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.G_e°'9r:11 v-bt,_11ndJ -h11d to tr_y-_11nd_c.11..tch-u-v- to.__ .e.v_er:.y-o.ne_else.~-------------

-A-tew-P1it'luie.s-ihto-t.ke4.ui.z..~1-.hof~ceJ-11-r:e11LLy-­

.:i:er-r:ih.le-sP1eU..-A-+- !i.r:.st

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.Be.r:Mr:J--1)11~0-h-,--~0-v.sv11U7-d-0e.s~-SP1eJLtoo--­

-;900d- ih :9et'ler:11l~------------

Bv:t:....:this-w-11s-\JA':i- wor:.se-±b11k\-vsv.11L- f-+ool.m,1-v-- .s:t:v!t-+0-~esL.h-tb.e-bc.Lo.l--tbe-r.:oot'll-50-!-covlJ­

concehtr:11te oh M/ ~viz.., hvt +be srriell FOLLO.WED me. Ahd ±b11±'s wbeh r:e11liz..ed wber:e..-i± WllS B.EALLY-eo.cnitiB-feor.n._ _ _ _ _1 1- -111- - - -

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.r-P\vs=t've s=tevfeJ~Jottoo.~-b~lked:.-­ in- the-8rass. And Lknew EXACTLY- w-her::e-it .bav-vehed-,- +oo'- - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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L-took-my-~oe-o!t-and-W.ek\..t-i:o-+1e-~r::on:t:-oJ-±he­

room +o- +eLI- Mr:sJove-ahoU-t my-si:tuat~on.

Bu4-f.hiAk-l1r-s..-f-o.v-e---t:bou~4-wa.s--i:r=yi~,9-­ .t.o-Skiv-0U-t-0n-tbe-vov-~viz._,_hecause-sbe-.9ave_me­ Q

vlas.-+~c ha-9 ±o- v.v±-mt- shoe- in and to.IJ- me- +o-

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~oW-t-be res± of :t1JJ.~.11J_f~ur:e.d-old-wb11:L

.w.11yoib,9- 0.b_,_Qt\d-C.V.e.r:y-o.be._b11J_yooLlQ1J;9h- <l.t_ -~y--e.x.v..e.ns.e.

1Js(J.QlLy-,-1-tinJ-vo0-v-11s-tunny-11.s-~~e~~vy,.­ bvt-+~Qt.'.s-w~en-.so,,.,eone-E-LSE-S:t:evs-in i:I:-~---

f n-t11c.~__,-+-be-best-+~me-f-ever-~11d-wit-b-Rowle.7w11s-0n- t-be-f our::tb-0JJ ult w1e~iS-fQ.r:en±s-:took­ us.-d.ow.k\:tow.Y.\--to-.see.-t b.e.-t.'ir:ew.o.r:k.s.•--1Je~11J~e.±­

there... 11 .few hours e11rly to set

uv our bl11nke+ in

±be- v11r:k. .One.-ot- t he-volic.e- bor:ses-Vnlo11ded- r:i;9M- on- -the- m11ih~11+b wbere everybody w11s w11lkih,9 by, 11hd the two_ s.v-en:t- +be r:es:t- ol- +be-ni.9b± w11±c.bin.9-v.eov.Le~s re11c.:bobS-QS-t be.yJ r::i.eL-to- 11!-l.oi.L±.- -

oi. us 7o


1-lEE 1-lEE 1-lEE!

:Tuose-wer:e some ;9ood-+~mes ,- bu:t- 1-.91.1ess +he-y'reall over now. .\J.h4t-r:eo.ll~"'ke.s-P1e-maJ-~S-t-~~1:-i.f-e.v.er=-ft~~t:\9-was- +he- wa/- i±-w.as- SiJP-eOSED- +-0- be_, f,____ __

would've beet\ walkin,9- +o sc:hool-Wi±h- Rowle7 ±his.13:1QC\':\i\':\,9-and-~.e-wo1.1.ld~'le-bee~oik\,9-h;s-j0Lol---­ scou..i:it.'1,9-a.~.ea.d--------------

Bu.+ Rowley had- to ;90 ak\d .9e± himself a- ,9idtriek\d,_ and-now-1-.91.1ess-I~el-tbe.-one-who-has-to-S1.1£fer.._

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_f_b.aL-i:CQc.k.eJ_Reh.eL's- niess- aU- o.ver ±b.e-e..l.ass.roo.m..,.and-+-bey- bad- t0-c.aU- in-t1.r:.- t1eekS-t.o- c:lean- i:Lu.f·-\:\e-k.ey.:Lsh00-tin~e-d~cty_Jook.S-,_w.bic.h-mo,d.e-i±.,__ .rea.U;'-to~h-+.o-c.o.nc:en±ra:t..e.-o.~vov ~oi.z._ _ _

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At..=t:e.r -da.sS--endeJ- 1 - went- to-tbe- tr:ont- of_.f.';ce- tosee- it- tber:e was- an7:tbin,9 t-be7 cou!d do-to- belv me.-~e-sc.bool-secr:e-tar:.y-1.et-P'le-look-tbr:ou.9~-tbe­

Los..-L.and- fou.nd-hox.-t..ot:-a-revl.ac.eme.n:t- sboe ,_hu-" '-.:t:be-o.Y. \Ly-±bi,k:\-9-i.k\.-:t.be.re-=t.b,a:t-eveY..\-eame- c.lose-w.as-a,9irl 's winter hoot.

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J~.j.9~t--t6.U\-t1.r:-~~121e-oV-i: ot +~e--teacker:s.' -

louneeJ-and- +he-secr:e±ary asked- him--it- he- haf vehed .±o-have an/-Sf ar:e-shoes.-t1.r::.-tl.er.:n-said-h~--­ aclual~-h ad- at\-e>cb:a-f-air- in-his--e£.fic.e-,_ak\d- 6e..____ .weo:L-to--.9e--Lobe-t..o.C-lxle- - - - - - - - - -

.!-t1ever:-b~:bced-hefore,-hu±-t1r:.--h\er.:n-6as-Sorne -

GIGANTIC tee+. And

1

hof,e just hecavse- ke

Jent-rne-his-shoes-doesb~-rneab-f-haVe-+o-kee.f-­

·fla;'.it::1;9-checker:s- wd:6-him- a..+ -r:ecess..- - - - - -

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Sihce-~-ho.t-hanBihB-ou.t-wi±h-Row.ley-alte,__ _ .s.chool-ahy-mor:e-,-f.¥e~-a-LOI-f.!lor:e-1:ime-o.h,_ __

.my-hcthd.S-BU-t-tke..-±.hi~!~'le-lear:ned-is-tha±taU11 shoulJ-he'ie~telL-y.aur-.r:r.oPWjou~'le-Bo±-no±hibB-+cw!o.-

- -H -

§gg D =ca

ooa -

L-

So- 1'v.e-beeh-Boi.hB- ou±sid.e- alter:-schooljus:t:-t o a.v-0iJ-doik\B-4'or:es-a±-hor:4e.-t1or:n'.s-bee~eUi.t\B,_ __

r

rr1e.. should _:_brahch ou+" ahd try to find- hew f..r.:iends ih ±he-nei.Bhbo.-:hood-;i bu± whe.-:e L li\'e J-+he -vi.cKibBs- ct.r:e-.fC-e±ty-slim. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

A few

houses dowh ctre the Lasky boys, bu+

I blE.lf.Lidea oi-Q-Bood-t~rr1e is-S.:l:r::if-f ihB- down- +o' ±hei.r::...unde r::w.ect.r-.and-w.r:es±linB- i-h- tke-fr=on±-ya r:J_ _

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-l2iaeot1aUy- acr::os.s-:t:be-.sir::ee..t- is- a- kiJ- t1amed1- - - 1'1iot~e U flaP1P1e r: ,-W.ho~1-=tbink-is-<l-y-ea r:-or::-tw-0- -

/ 01inee r thctn Me. But Ldon'+ even know whet± heLO_Q~S-like ,_hecctuse.-~ve-never::_seet\ bim wi±bou±.1Lr.no.to.r:'tcle-belme..t-0b- - - - - - - - - - -

A- tew- bouses- dowh- on- -tbe-r.:ie}++_,_1.ou \•-e-eo±-Ar:ic~olh-er:±,-wbo-was-sus-v-ended-+br:ee-weeks-cteo

t..or -

k:ectk;t\;9-it\.-Qnd-¥ctnd-ct1;z.ihe- the-scboo---- - - - -

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-\:\e.-tr:ieL-+o-~-d-w11s-bi.t'!l.,_bu.t-i:LWQS-~t._.1)_,,__,__ -?Oib±l.ess.~--------------

~en--tker:e~S--fr:e.9le..7 :r-wko l~ves-11-tew-houses u~-­

fr:om me._f/-+ker:e~s-11nytbi1·\9-GOOD-+b11±'s com..__ o.1.1±-0Lm.y-Si±1.111±ion-in-tbe-~11sLfew-weeks ,_i±s ±b11..+-Lb11!ol.e~-Lb11L-to-w11lLhy-fr:e;9l.ey:s_bo1.1se-o.._,._

r:ay- w11y-Uf- 1:o-see-Row.ley- - - - - - - - WANNA PLAY "Tl-US LITft:~·---PIGGIE"?

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"vLaycl a±~he..tweeh-me.-at\d fr::e.91ey She says- she-feels had tor-him hecavse.-he seems like-a- - I Dof-L " -"lohef-------------:f-r::e~ILy wish- Mof"I wovld-n'::I: say- -thiA,95 like- +ha::l:-.-hecavse-+het-1-it-l"lakes-l"le-feel-all~vil.:t:;'.- AAJ- +r::vs::I:-

me..,-l-o.Lr:e~~-!ee!-haJ-E~.O-U.Gbl-Seeit-"1,9-fr:e.9ley­

-0vt-oA-the~la/5r:ovAd-every-Ja/··-----1uz~

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- - - - - - - - -1-•JIMDAr!llrND ftattoe

.Bu.-L-toJ.at-1-had-a-Ceally--ci:a.z.y--thcu~M_;_fi---­ r::ea~z.ed-tha±-it-Lhecaf.!le-fr::iends-wi:th-fr::e.91e/-'-L

could rnoJJ_hirn i.n±o-E}(ACILY_ the--tyfe of_fr:ienJ_ f _w.an±eJ . _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

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11hoU--t- Rowley--4nd- +-e11c..k-fr:e8ley-kow- +0-Jo,_ __ ±bem P-l.us_,-fr.:e&e.{'-'oolJ_k~-sonie-tbin;9....,..--­ £){lliA---=t.o-±be---=t-ahl.e•.- - - - - - - - ~V-e-\'.:\ot~ced-tblli-4-t-Piy-S4'00Ltbe-P10~-0f.u-l4r-­ ~vy.s-b4V.e-a-tvb\'.:\1-Sid.ebck-.-0be-0-Wbe-h0-7.s-i\'.:\-­ -B-r-:rce-A\'.:\J-er::so\'.:\~s-eb:tovr-115e-is-J"e.f:.tr-e/-L11-f:.t:le7 -~­

.11\'.:\d- f - GUABAN-T-EE-7-0v- +b e-o\'.:\ly- r::e11sob-B..r-7c:.__ e.kee.v s Jeffr::ey- d.r::ov\'.:\Ls- for:.. . c:omic.... r.:elief_ 1-lEY, 1-lAS -ANYON~St:~N­

MY 1-lAMBURGER?

And 8i.rls NEV£R ;90 for the tvhh7 sidekick r-So fce81ey- wov1Jt{+ eY-eLIL<L.t hr.:e11t- ±o- r.ne._ _ __

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n.~.u.s~ed--to-Pmk.e-svr:e-v-eoyle-i:ki.k\k fre~le.y-is­

QC--tin,9 .funhy- on- P-URP-OSE Bec.QuSe wi±h- hirn /ouC.Qk\- neve r:_r.::e<ll ly- +ell .._ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ I 11-lINK I JUST --i-g · 'N'At:t:~trMY-

_ RETAINER._

NO, SERIOUSLY.

~J.Qy-Qt-lunc.h-f-wen:t +o- .find- fce,9ley- Qnd- invi::l:e.-

hiM to sit Qt our tQhle. t\e WQS so fQr hQc.k in the Jine-+o-,9~t-Q-SeQ:L-t6Q..,t_he-wQS-ouf-in-+he-h<lllwQ7l:\eQ.~e-bf' hQ~.t:QOt!11----------

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1-uck~1t-f~e-7-is-f-r.:e±t1-Sk.innf,_s0-w.e_were ah..._le_ .±O-S~veez.e--bir:n-in lbe-f~r.:s:t-±bin,9-LJ;J_w.as-t.eU_ -bir.n--boW-thin5s-w.o.rked-,_s±ar:.tin,9-wi±b-th.e-E~.e- --

.S.ec:o.nd-Rvl.....__ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

__g _ g M- M - .:J:-wa-s-r::i~h-t-i~-t~e-P1id-dle-04ellit--1~~iP1-~<>w-ysu'­

can daim-Q- fiece ot-tood-+h.Qt-d-0es~+-helon,9-to•-wben-fr:e&e7- wen:t: tor--+he- fo:t:a:t:o c:hif in- m7- hand- wi.th no w.ar:nin5~

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WaS f re-tty Mad, ahd fold fre,9le7 +bat if he was ,90hna f-ul L+ba±-k~hd oL nonsense.., be- c:ovld- ,90.hacL -to- his-Sfo:t- 0 ±he-floox:..jb-t b.e -h<tllwaT._ -

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-J:-e')(.flaineJ-th~:t-somebod-7-had-t0-o.c..i:o6.L'{DB.OL

some±hih,9 he-for.:e-i± c:ould he-daimed. \:\e-seeMed- +.o .9e:t--i± and sor.:± ot- tr.:ied ±o a.voloBi.z.e.,- so L.9uess1ou~d-ha¥e-to-ea1Lth4t-f-r.:oBuss ..- - - - - - -

W~ile-fr:e~Je/-W"-S ea~~n,9-lunc:-h-,-1-snuck-a-v.eek.-­

at his notebook to see how ~ood his c:~rsive was. But when r -Saw What was oh the-tir:s+- va.9e,- 1 .wi~ed-1-had.n::t__

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±o f"U_/:ll.7-r:ollex:-h~fum-±ime--to_t;.me..-fu5Le/-­ seemeJ_eQ.9er-+o- belv- ou±.,,_QnJ_+1io;9s-s±Qr.:±ed- o£f_ -V_r:e_tty_smoo±b.ly-~----------

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_he±ter:_vxe_v-11r_e_l!ly_.selLt-0-L.Sol!le_br.!1ys-11lo-°8-±he_w_~~

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h11J~-shown

uv !1-t-l"l7-house.- S0--! - w.ent- over--t-0--

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to-School-h-7-P1y.selt-Whe~~e11r:J-SoP1e-noise~ - --

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So- Q±- lu.t\ch- f hr:ou-9bt_fr:e-91e/- o'ler:-+o- one-ot- +be,9irls'._tQhles Qhd hQd hiM do the thih,9 with his .shici-A8Qi.n..---·~------------

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was- +her.:e-

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who were Sh<l-f fih,9 uf ,....Y Jr~wih,9S wheh ! ..w<lS li:t:-t le wer:en':t:- <lS ~uick :to vuU out i heir W<llle:t:s. - .A,nJ-!~:t:J.Lno.t-Su.r::e-iLt.'.s-h.ecause-1-wer-i::t-h~ck­

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do.91 Swee:be 1 w1o lives- wi±b- her--now. _ _ _ _ __ Bu:l:-Swee~ie-tor:e--0!t-E..U;e.'s-tr:unk-,-e.Qr:s ,-QnJ-le,9.S1

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s!b.9le--time. But ohe-.nieb±-wh.en_lkya'le-i-t._..... a_ _

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r:oo M s~.e-Wd.S "'lr:e"'d/ I~L-

t:1"'r:tin"'-hr::oke ~er:-coH"'rhone "'nd- sued ;:i:~c::;.---­ ~o±eL,-s0-1:m-vr::e:t:::t.y-Sur::e-t.he-Eo.r:sc~e-f-"'r:ked-ii:.-'--

Gr::"'mm"''s- dr::i\lewQ..y-W"'s- ber::s. Uncle-L"'rr/- w"'.s-"':t- Gr:"'mm"''s.,- too.- L d.on.'.:LtbinL -~C:S-Qc.tu"'Ut-r:elo...teW-0-"'n7.one.,-h• •± someone-;n¥i±ed-

bim-to-"'-f"'mi~-eV-en:t-"':t-some-f.oin±-"'nd-be's-heen­

showih,9 uf ever since. GUESS WO'S

~~~~-l· 1=1ERE?-or;;iccr--1---

~-~D~~~bARR¥-1·~~

0

123


-Uode-L.<1r:r:fs-<1-,9-r:etl~vy-<1ncL<11L, hut he-Alw<1/~ s-

f<1dL birnselLn__tbeJ>e st s.e<1:Li.n_GC<1Lnrn~S-f<1t!ltlf­ -Co.o.l!l-<1bd-do.e~t--C!lo}le_u.b:t.iLi.t~s_ti!!le_to_l.e.<1~~--

Gr:<lmm<l 's-two-Sis:i:er:s-ho:t:~ cdme-+~is y.e<lr: ,--eV-e~,-­ 1

tbov,9h- tbey C<1h t-5TAJ~JD_e<1cb-other:._£.\'er-7-­ Chr:istm<1S- tbe/ e.')(cb<1o,9e- vr:eseo±s-,--bv±-f - +biok ±be....only-t:e<1so.n-t bef- do.....i.t_is-±o- see_w.bo- c<1b- come_ u~±-h-tb.e-mos:Linsul:tin~ilt._ _ _ _ _ __ KETC~UP -P~CRETS

FIVE

USED BAR OF -DEODORA~T


.()~4s..-te.r:.....~-Gr:!Ul'lf.!l~bovse-ycv 've bsic.6.U~t,1-­

:+br:ee-cboices of bow- to occvv1- 1ovr:self:_"{ov cab- Si±ib--tbe-tam~lf r:oom and- wa±cb- ,9o1t- on-1Y- wi±h- thel:!l~-,90--~-the-kacbeb-6.t\J-talk_w~±h-+k-womeb.,­

or:.....ban,9-0u..L n-±b,e-.hAsemen:t-Wi±b- aLLt be-kids_,_ _

tlone-oL+~ose-o,v.:tions-t:eaU/-wor.:ks-!or:.....me.,_so

1- -

Alwaf-dvs:Llock-mtseLL~-+k-b:t-1r:oom-vb--tJ_i±s,__

±ime- +.o- ea±.

-

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-lbe-r-naih- ev.et\f-d- Sas±er:.-iUr:u.t\Cb.- 11e__w1ol..._e-far-ni.ly-USed- tO-Sd-a±-ooe-1®pahle-it\-tbe-djoit\B_r:o01.X1..,-hv:t--t\oW-tha:t-tb.e-£ar-nily~s-hi~e r:,_ds-SfJi±.1.e±w.e~r:owh=-Vf·S-<lt\J-kjJ.s_+b~r:owh=-VfS' -±ahle-is-io-+be-Jjoit\;9-r:oor-n1-4t\d-tbe-kiJs~t<lhJe_is-

.ib_tb_e_ki.t-thtl.\.._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ ~k..inJ--0i-,9laJ-We-c~ane-eJ-~ine-s-vf-,--kcavse-­

-wben- w.e- aU vsed-+.o-si:t-+o.9e±ber:.,_f~d-alway-s-et\d­ v.v-he)(...+-+o-Sor-neo.t\e-wbo-w.a~AY- mor::e-ih±er:es±edjh--t:11y-life-.tb.a~f-was.--------­

_ _,__=fE:t:c-ME-E-VER-Y-fl:::IIN6,_..,.~--­ __\_you·vE LEARNED IN SOCIAL_ S1UDIES nus YEAR!

.E.lvs..,-w~e~-we~U-s<rt--:t--0.9e:t.ber:.,-l:1om-wovJJ_mak..e-­

me-eat-fooJ-f--JiJ~ ':t: ljke.- S.be always W.Qnots-m~­

+o- +ry her vo+ato salad, Which Lmi;9h+- he-willih,9 ±o do it- i.± wash'± sel'.'.'..'ed-io- +be- Same-how! she vses.wbeb-o.be-oL s-kids-bas- t he-ilv._ _ _ _ _ _ __

126


IFY'Ot.ll'\IEED TO ~RO\./_Ue, DO IT IN ~ERE.

r

doh't like eatih,9 ih GraMMa's dihih.9 rool""I

ah7w-ay hecause-it -'s-\ JAY- +oo tof'.'.rqaL,_ahd

:;t

~hil"IK­

~t-makes-ev.e,r:..yone-ac.:t-+oo-Se,r.:ious.-------

/A

.few year:."5 a.90 'Peefaw had a .9reeh heah hah,9ih,9-

fr:om-his-1~~-for:-most-ot-h r:uncb :rha:Lwas- tunhy-

U\01.1.9h- oh-i:t:s-0w-k\.,-bv:L w.hen-i:Lt.elL t:\--t0-hiS-,91assot- W-a±er:,- L had- +-0- lau.9h·- -

127


_f_-tboU$.b:t--e¥.e~t\e-ELSE-wo.1.1LLbe.\-,_,_-±00-,-hV-+­

nohod-y-d~LJ211J-Shot-me.-6.-look..,-Aod-~0-L+-be­ Jeeli.t\~1-ShouJ~vs±-keef-ni-7-buJ-d.o.w.t\-<10d~..,_o-

-h.11cL-to-e.rli.t18 _my-h11r:n. - - - - - - - - - _£..v.e~it1ce-+bet1.,_w.be.t1e.V.e~some.t.hi'A:8-t..u'A'A/--­ .h11ff.e'AS-d.1.1t:ik\8-<1-r-ne11l_ik\_the-~t\i'A~oor-n.,_f_do-­

.e.ver:-7±bin8- r C.<1n- +-o- s±ov my.se1t- from-111uebit\8··- .:.LJLvinc.b-r-iiy-it\t\er-tbi8.b-o~hi±e-my-l~v-re11l-h11r:d-,­

hu.:L some±imes_e'l/.eh Tb!AT'S_no±_et\o.u~h. .Ot\e-7e11r:,_wbet\_£.eev11w- wet\L to- hlow ou:t-+-h~-­ c.11t\dles-on-his-h~r:±hd117 c.11ke.,- bis det\±ures c.11me

.fl7in8-0u±.

oe-11=1p,

5__ - - .:

1 str11ined so h11rd to keev ""yselt troM l11u,9hin-9 .:tb11:t: w hou,9ht- 1-mi,9-ht. hurst- <1-hlood-Vesse1 or:- .hlow-ou:t--A'A-e7e.h~u-0.~ ome±hi'A,9··-------

128


-Elvs.,__J:_~.cJ Jll5-L-tak.et\-4-b.9-Sif-Ol-4ocol4t.~ e -

mill,_and ! - was tr/in.9 not- to le.-t- it- dr:ihhle on±om/- f la±e._ __

!-tr:ied-to-t~~nk-ot--Some:t~in.9 r::ealL7--Sad-,- hu;t-_ _

all Lcould coMe

uv witb was Swee.tie.- in his little

swea±e.r:.-~en-one-tbou.9h-t-1ed-to ano±ber:, and- i±-

was-j us:t- ±00-r:nu.ch-t.-0.C-J::ne-t o-±ak.e-

-fn- tac+,- now- tbat- Ltbink- ot- i:t_,- tbat- incid.en±is_~r:ohahl1_what leJ_t_o us kids ha~il·\9-0ur_o.wn_ :l:ahJe._jn_+he- Ki±chen. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __


~-ho:t-svr:e~ow_-the.y-fi.9ur:ed-o.lJ-t--w10-~Ml~fie..r-S- -

.as.-a-k.iLhJ- wbo.'s- ah-Ad-u.l:t,_hecause-Uncle_(ecil,_ _ -Si±s-4-t-t~r:ow-h=-Uf-0-ahl.e.-1-J:.t\OW-i:Lmi.9b±.,,__ _ SO-U-~D-1ike

\ lncle-CeciLls-"'--,9-r.:owA=-uf-,_hu:t-_b~e'5, __ A<:--t:ual~-0n~-+1r.:ee-or:-fou.r-yeat::S-0lJ..,_ _ _ _ __

hr:ed.-t- Aut\tJ1ar::cie-ad-Of.:t-eJ_b;m-a__feW-j-ear::s- a.9o-, and- Somebow- L,suess ±bat-makes bim my unde-.1 ±-does.-make-tbih,SS- f-r.:e-+.:t:y- awkwa.r.:d- SoMe--t:iMeS.- - -

l-tbit\k-t~e r::ule--SboulJ he ±ba± it

7ou t\eed

a

.hoo.s--t:er:....seat-,-y.c~r.:e-au±oma:l:icaU7-J~s~-ua!~[;eJ-!r.:om­

.si:l::t:ik'l.9-<ci- ±be-,s.r:o-wQ.:uf-S,'._-ta.hle B-U.t-Uk\de-Cec~--I1-- sits ih +be dihih,S r::oorn with +he adults, ahd Rod.~ck-bas-+o-.sit at-+-be k~Js.'._ta.hle,_eve~ ±bou,sb-

-be:s- f r.:a.cl~caUy-4-.91'.'.o-W-t\---P:la.t\------

130


\oJay- 1- rriade svr:e- to-Si:t:- as tar:-d.wo..y d.S- f covld- tr:ol"'l l'1a1¥in and-t1alcol"1Y1 1-hvt-t~a:t:-P1ean:t:-­ .:J:-eY-'IJed.-u~-.si.:t::t~.~~e.)(..+-"'l:o-At-SecoQJ_covsir...,_Geor:_9id.-,-W~o~aS-a-tr:on:t-+ootM~a:t:'s-so-1oose­

it's hah_9ih_9 by a +~red.d.

GEORGIA ~et:-too.:tb-WAs--1ike-tba_+-fhe-lAST-+~rne-we-sa_w-­

.ber, so wu..e--talkiY-'l~EAB.5-t:1ow~ery-0.r..e-ir..-­ ±he-.fami~-+ries-+o-convince-be.-:-+o-let-+bem-~vlLi±­

ov+ ~hv+_she's been s+allih_9 tor toreYer. 1 'FISTICC --~.~~G-1-~~­

ABOUT IT.

131


~kt1_[jy_.fr:on:t-±oo±Lw.11S-loos.e_,__f_w.11s-1:eo::~fied-

0-t- l.e±bt1,9--SOt!leohe-f-uU- i±.- t1oll:l-S.V.eh:t- WEEKS._ _ ±r-y~h,9-i:o-CotlV~hce-f.!le---t-0-l.e..+-h.e~y11nk-~+ ou±,- h.u:t-

1-w.11s ±oo--S-Car:eJ~G.en:bJ.11lly-,-S~e.-s.11J-~f-*'....___ .±oo±b-.fe1Lou::t-~-r.n-y-sleef-~d-S.W.11Uow-i:t-11nd-+1-11±-

_w_11s_r:e11Hy- cl11.b;9er:olJS •._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

- -1- 0- 1 I o I

-Bu:t- 1-kt1ew- +b11:t- w11sn'±-+r.:ue.,- hec11vse- +be- week- .hefor.:e.r-t1-11bh.7- b11J_s.w11IJowed- one.....0-Lmy-±oy_c11r.:s_,_ 11nd_b1E._~"Leu-.-- - - - - - - - - - - - - -

FOUND

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132


-AA.er.:

d

w.bJ.e.,-!~uess-~~_feJ-u.~hou.:t-my­

loose-too±b and decided -t:o ±ake- Ma±±ers into bisown bands. \:\e- +old- me- be-wan±ed- +o- sbow- me-a- m~ic.--t:r:ic.k-,-±hen-be--td-d-s±r:ix\9-+-0-my-lr:ot1±...___

.±oo±\+-aoL11e-o±b.er:....ebL-to- Woo..-:k.no.h LJ,;J,t{t__ see-what- was c.omih.9 un±il i:Lwas ±oo late _ _ __ READY TO SEE -----~--!- E--fBd:eK~ ? ~1~------

YEAl-t!

Ai..t.er.-w.a:tc..bik\.9-Geo~ia-1:w~4ef:-ioo±\+-ik\ a c.i.r:c..."le'--

wi±b-ber:......to.n.9ue-.for=-to.-:=o/-fi~e-minU-tes-+oday-1-1~­

wen:t into ±he tarni~ room hec.ause

r

khew +hat's

.w.hece-G.r:iunr:xuLkee;'s_be~tr:i.b,9··-------

Bu:Lwhen- ! - walked- it1 ,- L w.as- su.-:fr:iseL-to- find ±ha±- bal .f_ t he-.9r:own-uv s_were_alr:eadr in :ther:e ,_ '9olb,9- tbr::ou'9b- G.r:arnrna's_v-ho±o_alhurns._ _ _ __

133


f'r:or:t1-whdt LoulLv;ece.-t~1e.r:.,-Auh-t-Aud.~s­ -v.stchiwoJLber:-tbd±J~eemdw.:S_J;dmol'::\d--r:ioe-W.d.~ s;t\_Q_.fdmi~-v-bo±.o-d1.hum_,-dt\LwJ:\eh-±k-r::es±-o..t--±be-

-5r:ow.n=-uv-4'ed-tW -,J1ey-$o±- dlLe>'Cited..._ __

~en soP1eo'Ae--Su~esieJ-+..bdt-P'ldybe-t1e-v-s7e-bic .d.iJri'.:t--medt\-t..1 e-r:in~As-LIIEB.ALLY-in--d-f1o±o­ dl.hvi:n.,_s0-ev.er:./o'Ae-s:tQ,t:.."'l:ed-look~t\~1-r:ou-9-~-<:;-­

?ic±ures to see it there were dn7 dues.

A .minut...._

Jd±e.r:_some.tbine cdueb± Unde-Ldr:r::.7's e.7e·- - - -

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u~c..1.e.-L~.r:t:.y-WdS-f·0~~~.~~+-'*0--to.S-tr=oPi-""*·~ e--

las:LE..as±er--we- G\ IL_9o:Lto;9e~e.c.

!n

one-fic..-tu re

.t1eemaw- w.as- wear:in_9-1er--diaMond-r::in_9 1- and in- +heh~~-She-\JAS~T~----------

.f:t-d;Jn ':t- t.ak e- G\- _9enius- +o- .fi;9u r:e

ou:t-w~e r:e- he r:- -

rih_9 weh:t. fit.teen secot:.'lds later, everyone was fanned-0u:Lacr:oss- Gr:amma's- hack1ar:d -Sear:chin;9·- 1

JOt'."-.t1eema~-f.l"s:t~e-e;9;9S·· ----------

135


~vess_ev.e'to.he-ti5u.r:ed-=t1o,:t_~Ltb.e.-r:iA~_wo,.s-~h,_ .o,t\-e~,9-,-+-heh-i.:t--WAS-.fiPider:s-k.ee.v.er.:s.J1om--±r.:i ed-=t-0-

--9e.:t-e.v.ec.y-o.oe-.to-come-ho,c.Losid.e-.:t-0-ho,).1_e_Jesser.::t_,_ k ±-.i±-w.QS-hO-VSe. - - - - - - - - - - - - -

.:Lt-Wo,s_a-J;:t:tle-J~s..tvr-h;.r.i~+-0-.see~o.w-5r:eeJ/-Pl-Y-­

_r,:eJo,:i:i¥eS-wet=e o,ctit.:ie -,.-hv.:t- 1-Admit 1 ~o.:t-A-li::t.:tle. . . .co,ueh+ in :the e')(citemen+ rnyselt. v.Jhile ever.:.7one

uv

else- wo,s-1ookih,9 for-the-e~ OUTSIDE ~! wo,s Jookih~-foLd-l~SID"-*----------

Bu+ o,tter Morn co,ueh+ rie ri{tlih,9 +~roueh Gt:i1mmo,:.S-under:w.eo,.r:_J.co,wer:,_L eo,l;z.eclmo,t he- 1....- wo,s eett;ne

136

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li.t:tle.JOO co,r.ried o,wo,y-.


-X--t:~ink-~oPi WQS-fr:e-tt1-t-ed-u-v-w~~~-ever:-yone-h7.:t:b~:t-v oin±-,-hecQuse-.s.b e-:to.k!-our-taixiJt--tb~:t-w..._ e--

wer=e-eoin~oPie..- - - - - - - - - - - - -

As fQr. Qs_f know, no.bod/ Qt-tuQlly-found-tb~-­ .r:ine.-Bu..+-w.b.en-we_d.r:o.lle-QW.Q/_.fr.:om_Gr:.Qmm~s.,,_Q,__ .f..ew- feofle w_er:e_s±ilLou::Lt ber:e_seQr:c:bine-·- - - -

137


Usv11lL7-,-W-~en-Avt:.\:t-G-r:e-tchen~~~e4iJ-S-S-1:11-~v-'-Wi=t:~-V-S~:t~-£0~-W-eek,-Bv-t-i~~~Ple~r-:out-\J~--

-i~e.7-0t-\~-ks-ted-:!:w0-DAY-S..- - - - - - ~~is-hec11vse-,-11Lter--w~M11-f-f-et-\eJ-L11s-t-t:.\i~h.:t:1-r-,~J-tolJ-t-~eP'l-t-~e7-we-r-:e-~ot:.\t-\~11¥e-:to-1e11¥e~-A:t:­ _J;~ner--w-e-r-:11n-01J-1:-ot-ke:t:~u.f-,-So-t111kolP'l-fickeJ'---Uf-+he.-v-~one-11nd-c.11UeJ-9ll-+o-r:ef or::t- us.,_ _ __ .1-t--=t:ook-11-ho1J-.+-i:wo~ovr-:s-tor-:-t10Pl-c1-t:.\J-P~J-1:0-­

.de11-r--e.v.er-7-:i:hit:.\~f-Wi=t:b....:t:be-c.o.f-S·-------

Ai±-er:_.P.Ad- ,911'!1.e- Aun_-LG.r:e±c.betwtbclber:_sobs- the.hoo±.,- tbe.7-f·11c.Ked-Uf- 11hd- web±-±o-.G.r:11r:nm11:s _ __

138


-A.nd-!~vre ~~-w.QS-jos..U.n e.-wi:t:~f%1..~-­

hecavse- i± Mean:t- +-bey ~ad-mor:e-+iMe-+o look for:.__ ±be-e~··---------------.X-was-,9tad-i~ey.Je.£+-,,-kcaose-w.~et-\-~e.y-J.id:~f ,i...-­

r

.90+ ""Y hed-hack. fo r-two ni.9b±s bad +o- sleevin- Rodr:ick 's- r:oom oh G\-leaky-- ai.r:. ma±±r:ess. _ hlo MG\#er-~ow-rrivc.b-!-intla:t:ed-i:t-a:t: ni.9~:t:-,-h7MOrhib,9 r WG\S lyih,9 f1G\.t Oh tbe ,9rovhd.

ilI~·&-u [lii1iim]

--1- ~t-

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Yes:t.er:dAy-wben- Lwoke- vv-00- Rod.r:.ick 's- floor:..,- Lsvo±t.ed some±bin.9 vnder-.bis- hed w.ben r-WG\S .9e±±~b,9-d-r:essed . - - - - - - - - - - - - 13~


_f:t_was-0oe-0-L-±bose.-l'~a~ic .Ro.J.r.::;c.k.~0-L.t-a.s-a

8 Balls. 1 thi.\'..\k.- - -

f r.::esen-+-o.oe-year.::_aod-t!lus.t14-e_

J~o±±e.t\-alLah.oU-L.t-alte r.: i:t- r:olled-u.\'..\d.er:-bis-h.eJ.._

.:.f.-was-vr:e~ e.xciied- to £ind ii,-hecause~V.e--­

..\'..\e.v.er.::_,90±ten- +o- flay- ar.::ou.nd- wi±b-0ne.-of- +.bos..___ -±bi.\'..\,9s- hefo.r.::e. ~e-Wa.y-you--0.Se-tbe-l':'\a~ic-8-Bal l- i.s-h7- ask.in,9- it-a~ues:tiot'l ,- tbet\ sbakin,9 it uv- and- wai±in,9 fo r:_.your

at\swer:_..+-0 av f ear.::_i.t\- a- li±±le-wit'ldow- it'l- +he-h.ack . - J:_w.aS-Cu.i:iouS-to-See.-il-i.:!:-acl:-t1aUy-\.JOB.K.ED..,-So-

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f_,9aVe it ,,._+r7. +bou,9h+ uv a ~uestioh ahd co.\'..\ceh±r.::a±ed r:eal ba.r.::d ,_.+hen ~a\!e ±be l'1a,9~e-8 BaLI-a-,900.d- s.b.a..........__ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ AM I ll-IE SMARTEST PERSON IN M FAMIL'r?-

1'-to


-A-lew-s~W~:ter:.,-~.s-i.s~at

showeJ

v~

i):) J-\-- -

::tbe- li-t±le- window-

L~a1Je-·to-say 1-1-was-~r::e±:ty-im~i:essed~-Bv±

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needed--to-0.sk-±bis-±~in,9-d.-tew-mor.:e-~.ves±ionS-+o­

make-.svr::e-.i:t-WaS- f-0-r-..r::eal..- - - - - - - - -

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_£.-vel'-'l-W-hen_f_tr:ied-+o-+-~r:ow~:t-.for-4-loov J-f - Bo±al'-'l-at\swer-~a:t-Seemed-vr:e-+~-r:easonahle.

_

- mT'S 11=1 GROSSEST lJdING'--<- - I'VE EVER - - -Aee1E>E:N=fAl::l::Y'--"

EATEN?

\heh f realiz.ed this thinB wasn't onl7 Bood tor .answer::it\~J-QU.ESILO~S

:t

coulJ ask~ot: lor-- AD-V..LCE.,--too•·- - - - - - - - - - - -

1'12


-X-s-+6.r::t-.eJ-1-7-4S~.n~~e-t1D.,9i.c-.8-.B"-l I if :t-.sho~.k!­

±ake a- sbower:_and-if Lr:eallt needed- to finish- +he oufJine-tor:_my-Science-fair--v.r.::oj-ee-t.-L.90:t-~"ies"on- +he- ht.9iehe- issue ,_huf-+he-t1a.9ic.-8-BalL-tO-tal.~-

1e±---l:!le_o.fJ- ±he.-hooLo.A-r:n/- f r.:ojecl._ _ _ _ __

S.ee..,-l]dl5-is-w1.-11:t:S-heet\-missin.9-m.rw.holeJ~fe.-­ ~ow-+.ha:t-1~v.e-,9o:t-some..tbin;9-to-he1f-me--make-al I_

+be LITTLE-decisions, 1'f'I) tree ±o tocus oh-±he lt'.lP-OR--TA~T-s±uff._ _ _ _ _ _ __ .1n--SchooJ__we-1ea.r:ned- tba:LAlher::t-E..ins...+eih- wor:e- ±he--Same do±hes ev.er:y- da/ so he-did.n't- bave- +o- was:l:~-hr:aib.fower:_on--d.ecidin,9-whQ...+-+o-w.e6.r:.--

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Math Club

Drama Club

International Relations Club

Poetry Club


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I'm pretty s11re Do11g Parker's Morons 011 tile b11s. - - -fly-is-open-here·.- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- rrevor Wilson leaves tllebQilrroom witlto11t waslti11g /tis ltands.

ot agam ! 'ClliiiFMiail/eto11 goes to the nurse's office with a bloody nose. 1

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Laa!iz.eJ_hein8- tbe.-year.:hook- v-b0-to8i::af.heyiv-es-me-a-10± oLeOWEB.,- too- - - - - - - - -

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MITTENS llt +he... ehds. So you c..clh ,9rllh stutt .wi±bo.u:Le!i.er:....e)(.f-OSin.97 our:....skjb_+.o- t be_c.old....ai.r.:_ _

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lJbeh 1 - tound rn7-Body-Bl<lnkie-+bis-weekend, !.i--_J1.Jtd.J~now_w.bcl..L-to_DQ•._ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

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won ~ost-~len±ed and .Jenna S±ewar-t- won.- - 1

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.v.Jhen-fr:eele/- w<'.lked- tbr:oveb- +1e-door:..,- f -eo±- c:obfused~1k-ol=l!;'-ca..teeocy-Lc:ould-see-bi.,.m- - winnine-w-as-Class-ClownJ-hvt-f-bad~us..-Lfinisbed­

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hu± helie-V-e-me-,~OildING c.omfQr::es- +o whQL f,.___ hQd-+o-suf.fer--thr::ou~h-+odQ/·-------

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reQU/ ,- there's only so-muc.h ot'le-fer:soh- C.Qh- tQke. 1~7


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rnissed bavih,9 it, because f 've had sorrie_REALLY ±r-ick7 decisions ±o mak.e. -X- £naUf-cau;9-bt- u.f -0\':\--my-missit-'l,9- borriewor-k- - assi,9hrrients, hut my Sciehce f ai.r vroject is due on lhur::SdAf,-AbLf__s.tjlLd.o.o'.t_e!-J.eb- bav.e_a.o..JDEAJo.c:_j.t_y-e±. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ 1~8


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.w.ay .us± tbe-.kindd - d.ec.isio.n 1'd oc:Jj,bacilf -lea.V....e- 1.1-p o- tbe-l'1a,9ic.__B Bal! ,_but- +.od ay-Lwas-+.o±al~­ oh

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needed a Science fair vrojec+7

al'-'ld~e-took-Ple-to.-a sevara:t:e ar:ed--in-t~e-h~ck.-­ ,w~er.:e-~er.:e-wer.:e-S.blEL\lES-o.LolJ-0nes. ~---

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was-in middle scbool ~Lrememhe.r: _Js.od rick- workin,9-0n- tb,at_one.- \:\is.- idea was to see it different -i"/feS ot ,..,usic have- an eftect oh~ow-t4S:i: tlower:s- ,9-row.- - - - - - -

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+here 's no tvrhin.9 back. Wl-lAT'RE - -i-..--.-0 IN

1\.- -l-F·+ffi -Ji..t-.?' -"'"""""H- -~~IE:R-MACl=1t-''--ii.--t1 _ VOLCANO.

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heard, +he wa/ Rowle7 .found out was Kihd ot har:sh. ScURP- \- SMACK

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JSowle.7 r-0n-the....o±her:_hand ,_was_no±-d.o~e-so-eood._

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Thanks to all the terrific Wimpy Kid fans around the world who make writing these books so rewarding. Thank you for inspiring and energizing me. Thanks to my family for years of support and love. I feel very blessed to be a part of your lives. Thanks to everyone at Abrams for turning me into a published author and for taking such care to create great books. Thanks to my editor, Charlie Kochman, for your dedication and passion. Thanks to Michael Jacobs for helping Greg Heffley reach ever higher heights. Thanks to Jason Wells, Veronica Wasserman, Scott Auerbach, Jen Graham, Chad W. Beckerman, and Susan Van Metre for your work and for your friendship. Thanks to everyone at Poptropica, especially Jess Brall ier, for your belief that kids deserve great storytelling. Thanks to Sylvie Rabineau, my wonderful agent, for your guidance. Thanks to Brad Simpson and Nina Jacobson for bringing Greg Heffley to life on the silver screen, and thanks to Roland Poindexter, Ralph Millero, and Vanessa Morrison for helping bring Greg Heffley to life in a new way. Thanks to Shaelyn Germain and Anna Cesary for working with me t hrough the madness of multiple endeavors.

ABOUT TME AUTMOR Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a #J New York Times bestsel ling author. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. Jeff is also t he creator of Poptropica.com, which was named one of Time magazine's so Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife and their two sons.


Greg 1-4effley's on a losing streak. I-tis 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?

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