Authors: Jeff Kinney
Tags: #Comedy, #Young Adult Fiction
Xhe bes+ X cah figure is +ha+ X’m somewhere arouhd 52hd or 53rd mos+ yofular -this year. Bu+ -the good hews is +ha+ X’m abou-t +o move u^> ohe S^>o+ because Charlie Pavies is above me, ahd he’s ge++ihg his braces he#+ week.
X -try +o ex^laih oil
po^ularrty sWf +o my friend Rowley (wKo is probably Kovering rigKt around +Ke 150 mark, by +Ke way), bu+ X +Kink i+ juS+ goes in one ear and ou+ +Ke o-tKer wrtK Kin.
Today we Kad PKys E-d, so did wKen X go+ ou+side was
+Ke firs+ +King X sneak off +o +Ke
baske+ball coori +o see if +Ke CKeese was s+ill
+Kere. And Sure enougK, i+ was.
That piece of Cheese h«s been sitting oh the blacktop since last spring. I guess it must’ve propped out
someone’s sandwich or something. Af+er a couple
Jays, the Cheese started gettihg all moldy and nasty. Mobody would play basketball on the court where the Cheese was, even though that was the only court that had a hoop with a net.
"Then one day, this kid named Parren Vlalsh touched the Cheese with his finger, and that’s what started this thing called the Cheese Touch. It’s basically like the Cooties. If you get the Cheese Touch, you’re stuck with it until you pass it on to someone else.
The only way to protect
from the Cheese Touch is to cross your fingers.
But its not tKat easy remembering to keep your fingers crossed every moment
tKe day. X ended up taping mine togetKer
tKey’d stay crossed all tKe time. X
+ a P in Kandwr.tng, but i+ was totally wortK it.
XKis one kid named Abe Hall got tKe CKeese X>ucK in April, and nobody would even come near kiim
tKe year. XKis summer Abe moved away
California and -took tKe CKeese
X just Kope someone doesn't start tKe CKeese ToucK up again, because X don’t need tKat kind of
s+ress in my life anymore.
XVn KaVing a seriously Kard time getting used +0
+Ke fact tKat summer is over ahd X KaVe to get out of bed every morning to go to scKool.
My summer did not exactly get off to a great start, tKanks to my older brotKer Rodrick.
A couple of days ih+o summer vaca+ioh, Rodrick woke me up ih +he riddle of +he high"t. He +old me X slepi -through +he whole Summer, bu+ +ha+ luckily X woke up jus+ ih time for +he first day of School.
You mi^ht thihk X was pre+ty dumb for fallihg for that one, but Rodrick was dressed up ih his School clothes ahd he set my alarm clock ahead to make i+ look like it was the morhih^. Plus, he closed my cur+aihs so X couldh’t see that it was s+ill dark ou+.
After Rodrick woke me up, X Just
+ dressed ahd weht dowhs+airs
make myself some breakfast, like X do every mofhih^ oh a school day.
Bu+ X guess I muS+ KaVe made a f>re++y kig racked kecause +Ke hcx+ +k»iv\g X khew, Pad was dowhs+airs, yellihg a+ me for ea+ihg CKeerios a+ 3:00 ih +Ke morhihg.