The eighth book in the series, this is a little like “Dice Man“. Our “hero” Greg, having a run of bad luck, turns to a magic 8 ball to aid his decision making.
More of the usual antics from Greg, his plans tend to backfire, as do those of his school, when they started awarding hero points if a teacher sees a kid being kind to another kid. The kids started by faking good deeds when a teacher was around and went on to faking the hero points using a xerox machine. The teachers cottoned on, when the worst kids in class started turning in the most hero points.
This I read slower than the previous volumes, as it was the last available in Tbilisi. A ninth book “The Long Haul” I have yet to see here. So now, I guess I’m back to “proper” books for adults like the novels of William Faulkner.
My rating : 4 out of 5