Secrets have a way of getting out, especially when a diary is involved.
Whatever you do, don't ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer vacation, because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it.
As Greg enters the new school year, he's eager to put the past three months behind him . . . and one event in particular.
Unfortunately for Greg, his older brother, Rodrick, knows all about the incident Greg wants to keep under wraps. But secrets have a way of getting out . . . especially when a diary is involved.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules chronicles Greg's attempts to navigate the hazards of middle school, impress the girls, steer clear of the school talent show, and most important, keep his secret safe.
About the Author
Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and five-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Plainville, Massachusetts, where he owns a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.
Date of Birth:February 19, 1971
Place of Birth:Maryland
Education:University of Maryland
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found this book a little disappointing as it was not as funny as the previous book. It will still raise a smile, there are some new characters, but the plot is lacking.
In the sequel to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Greg Heffley has a new journal to write about his troubles with older brother Rodrick. Rodrick has a band that Greg can't stand, picks on Greg, and -- worst of all -- Greg can't do anything about it because Rodrick might let slip the really embarrassing thing that happened over the summer.Rodrick rules is complete with stick drawings and just as humorous as the first. The characters aren't always nice to each other (and Rodrick throws a party when his parents leave town), but are true to life. It's a quick read, and I highly recommend it for middle schoolers. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment.
When I finished the first Wimpy Kid book I showed it to my daughter. She feigned non interest so I left it lying around and within 2 days she had read it through and was begging for more. Then we had a school book fair and she not only picked up the next two books, but she convinced loads of friends to try it too. The original copy is now on loan to friends, and I just managed to read this one after she had finished it and before she lent that one out too!So without a doubt this book is popular with its intended audience. It states 9+ on the back of the book, although my daughter is 8. There is no maximum age for this book though, because it is hilarious and works on so many levels.Adults will read this book and be transported back to their school days. Greg, the diary writer (or journal writer as he would prefer it to be called) is very much a typical 12 year old boy. The genius of this book is how the author captures that so perfectly and succinctly. Like any 12 year old boy, he does not waste words in his diary on feelings and touchy feely stuff. He writes as he thinks, and then draws pictures - and these are hilarious.I found myself literallly laughing out loud at this book (and few books have that effect on me). Anyone who has been a kid will identify with this flawed but lovable boy as he struggles against the victimisation at the hands of his older brother, and all the other curved balls life throws at him.A wuick but excellent read. Well worth it.
This book is really, really good. I read it over at least 4 times. This book is really well plotted and filled with humor. This book is really funny. I really enjoyed it. A must read series. Really, really, good.