The book was released on November 3, worldwide, though an extract from the book was released online on October 27, Greg Heffley starts the book by talking about how his mother doesn't like technology and smart phones , and is starting a petition to prevent the town from using electronic devices for a weekend. As his school year starts, he comments that he feels like he has "been stuck in middle school forever," and that he wants to change things up, so he signs up for the Homework Buddies program. At home, Greg's grandfather moves in with them after the rent is raised at his retirement home and his girlfriend breaks up with him. After Greg forgets to screw the toothpaste cap back on, Frank lectures him about how small things can lead to big consequences. Greg hears about a school trip to a farm, which he decides to skip out on.
In the tenth book, more bad luck follows Greg Heffley in Jeff Kinney's laugh out loud series! From what I can tell, the old days weren't that much fun. That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going 'old school' just too hard for a kid like Greg? The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is perfect for avid and struggling readers.