If you are familiar with the Wimpy Kid books this is more of the same formula, Greg a middle school slacker wants to sit around playing video games but his parents have other ideas for him. Mom thinks he should interact with other kids, he invites his long suffering sidekick Rowley over “one of the things that makes my friendship with Rowley work is that he doesn’t MIND watching me play video games.”
Later in the book, much later, Greg gets snowed in (giving the book its title Cabin Fever) with his two brothers and Mom. “Great,” Greg thinks “no school”, but it is not so great when there is no electricity and the food is running out.
This is book #6 in the series which so far runs to nine books and a couple of spin offs (The Do-It-Yourself and the Movie Diary).
My rating for this book and for the series : 4 out of 5