Greg is sad because his best friend rowley is spending all his time with his new girlfriend and he is jealous because now he is all alone.
His luck stars to get better as he finds a magic eight ball in his grandmas backyard and learns that it can make "hard" decisions for him.
One day gregg gets caught using his magic eight ball to answer questions on a test,he then goes to the principal office and is given a warning that if he did not improve his grade than he would be sentenced to summer school because his teachers thought it was a high tech machine.
His luck continues to go down hill and has to take a picture of rowley and abigail as the cutest couple in school for the yearbook.
Abigail left rowley for her ex-boyfriend, turns out that she dated rowley to make her ex-boyfriend jealous
Then finally rowley apologies to gregg saying how bad he feels that he had left gregg to face all the obstacles of life without him.