Greg Heffley is having trouble. His best friend has left him, and Greg is now alone. Greg has a hard time making new friends in middle school and decides to take risks and chances. Will Greg be able to repair his mishaps and reunite with his best friend? Or will he continue to suffer throughout middle school? Greg's attempts to take chances and risks are hilarious, adding to how light-hearted the book was. The story included many other comical situations as well, adding to how funny the story was. Overall, Hard Luck is a funny and entertaining book, making it a great read.