I imagine Erik P. Kraft probably made this book to publish his memories of high school, or that of a relative. This time, the wimp is named Tom Mayo, who doesn't have a goal at all. Everyone just makes decisions for him as he goes, getting old enough to drive around, therefore obviously needing a job to help pay off the gas bills. He also has to simply try to avoid any close eye contact with "The Donkeys" and a despicable Mr. Boort, a woodshop teacher, which is hard when he is forced to take it with him rather than computer animation, which he wanted. He's also trying to go through the same sort of stuff Greg Heffley went through when he was still in 6th grade, all of a sudden nobody but Rowley wanting to be with him, and every girl he ever stood by or with all of a sudden caring about different things. Tom may have a few friends, but all of a sudden, with different schedules, they may not ever be able to play with each other again.
Now, just to show how this book has no goal whatsoever, there is a new chapter every one or three pages, along with a doodle that looks like it was made in five seconds, which I guess is the point, and everyone has a special way of drawing, but I just wish it didn't seem so lazy. I bet half of this book didn't need to be in it and nothing different would've happened. Believe it or not, there is a character death, and nobody whatsoever cares about it, except maybe the people who were forced to sit with him at lunch. It's like the Amanda Todd nightmare except nobody noticed. When it said that in computer animation, the teacher is kind of clueless and just shows movies, it sounded fun to me. The only thing was, I took a class in Grade 10 that involved animation, and I grew sad thinking this is how the opportunity gets wasted in this class. In order to conclude everything, there's a girl that Tom tries out to be friends with, and we hardly know about her up until the last twenty pages anyway.
Obviously, Erik P. Kraft is more committed to this story than me; it's probably a partly fictional biography. But why did he publish this? With all the different chapters, it goes on forever, plus, Tom barely lets himself be recognized in the school under any circumstances and doesn't stand up to the Donkeys, aka the Bullies. Why would Erik publish a story situated at school that doesn't have Tom Mayo do anything we hope he does?