This box set presents 8 books of a series about a young boy in middle school facing the troubles and joys of school and writing them down in his diary.1. Diary of a Wimpy KidThe debut book, it introduces Greg Heffley who discovers that middle school is a battle-field of a sort, what with half the kids shaving already and he's soon to learn that it can be a scary place.2. Rodrick RulesIn his second year of middle school, Greg wants to quickly forget something that happened in the summer. However, his elder brother Roderick knows all about it, and the diary isn't helping any either, especially when it contains the whole story.3. The Last StrawGreg's father enrolls him into a sports program, under threat of shipping him off to military school if he doesn't obey.4. Dog DaysGreg's summer is perfect, indoors with video games, it couldn't get better. But his mom has other plans, involving a new addition to the family.5. The Ugly TruthGreg's life is full of new responsibilities, and without his best friend around to help him through it all, he has to face the ugly truth.6. Cabin FeverOnly the melting snow stands between Greg and repercussions that he will have to face for damaging school property. Something he's only partly the reason for.7. The Third WheelGreg's luck with girls turns around when he finds a date for the valentine's day dance. However, Rowley is oddly left without a date with only one night to spare for the dance.8. Hard LuckGreg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard- luck story?