By Jeff Kinney
Gregory Heffley Is the main character and owner of the diary. He is the wimpy kid. Greg is sometimes selfish, ignorant, and vain. Greg is also thinking up scams from time to time. Greg takes advantage of his, rather dim-witted and naive, friend Rowley Jefferson. Greg will also let Rowley take the blame for something he did. Greg is not very athletic, much to his father's disappointment. Greg also tried to explain to his father that you can a play football, baseball, basketball, and other sports on his game system without "getting all sweaty and stuff" after his father told him to play outside. Greg also has a huge dislike for a comic called "L'il Cutie," which is described by Greg as the lamest comic ever. Greg's father seems to agree with him. Greg's older brother, Rodrick, buys him a book, The Best Of L'il Cutie, every Christmas since he knows Greg hates the comic. Greg's life, as he describes it, is the lamest life a 7th grader could live. His birthday is February 23. Greg Heffley and his friend Rowley are weaklings in their school, hoping simply to just survive, but when Rowley's fame starts to grow, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship. Greg is also having trouble at home, especially since his dad says he might have to send Greg to military school if Greg doesn't "toughen up," and to make matters worse, Greg's big brother picks on him.