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The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling book! 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 ev The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling book! 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.


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The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling book! 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 ev The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling book! 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.

30 review for Rodrick Rules

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nandakishore Varma

    I read this book for two reasons: I needed to get my book count up for the reading challenge, and reading We Need To Talk About Kevin immediately after No Country For Old Men was too much darkness, even for me. I picked this up from son's shelf, because I had enjoyed the first book: my son was flabbergasted, and my wife made fun of me, saying she'd give me Peter Pan next. But I am glad I did pick it up, however. Greg Heffley is a loser: bullied by his elder brother and followed about by his tattl I read this book for two reasons: I needed to get my book count up for the reading challenge, and reading We Need To Talk About Kevin immediately after No Country For Old Men was too much darkness, even for me. I picked this up from son's shelf, because I had enjoyed the first book: my son was flabbergasted, and my wife made fun of me, saying she'd give me Peter Pan next. But I am glad I did pick it up, however. Greg Heffley is a loser: bullied by his elder brother and followed about by his tattletale younger one, ignored by the pretty girls and able to befriend only the unspeakable Rowley, he must be justified in feeling that life is unjust to him. He pours all this righteous indignation into the "journal" (he will kill himself before he calls it a "diary"!) his mother forces him to write. The result is HILARIOUS. Jeff Kinney is a truly comic writer who has mastered the strength of the understatement. Greg's voice throughout the book is a sort of sardonic monotone-one is reminded of those sad-faced clowns who will have you in stitches. The journal is pieced together in little vignettes, like a series of connected jokes-and the punchline is often a cartoon. (I feel that authors should use illustrations more often, even in serious novels. In Vanity Fair, Thackeray's illustrations are as famous as his words.) Greg, in this book, has grown up a little from his previous outing. His sarcasm has taken on an edge, and the portraits he paints of his Dad and Mom are less than flattering. Yet, they are lovable, all the same. Jeff Kinney has written a book that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Recommended whenever one needs a mood uplift!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tal

    Ok, so I read this book to see why my students seem to love it so. Now, I'm all for silly humor. I can understand that, but I don't get the attraction for this book. I hated it. I finished it in a little over a day, but never did I stop wishing for it to end. I think the characters were horrible; the people in the book did mean things to each other; every person in the book was inconsiderate to each other; etc. I really could go on! I know I'm going to hurt some feelings next week when I report Ok, so I read this book to see why my students seem to love it so. Now, I'm all for silly humor. I can understand that, but I don't get the attraction for this book. I hated it. I finished it in a little over a day, but never did I stop wishing for it to end. I think the characters were horrible; the people in the book did mean things to each other; every person in the book was inconsiderate to each other; etc. I really could go on! I know I'm going to hurt some feelings next week when I report to my students my feelings about this book, but it really wasn't good. Was there really even a storyline?

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lucy

    it was also very funny and kids who can read should deffntly read it

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kallie Polk

    awesome!!!!!!!!!!

  5. 5 out of 5

    KatieLynn

    Rodrick Rules was just as funny and descriptive as the other. In this book, Greg has disturbing conflicts with his brother that enrages Greg. As Greg states his *moments* with Rodrick, he discovers Rodrick has been rather mean too him. I can't wait to read the third book!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kenny Hernandez

    This book is great. Because it is base on a true movie. But my faviorite part was when Rodick (older brother of greg).Made a big party and greg had to help Rodick pick up the mess but Rodick and greg was lucky at first. ut then

  7. 5 out of 5

    Hiba Arrame

    I swear this was funny 😂😂😂 hell a lot funny than the first one! So it was about Gregory and his relationship with his brother Rodrick, and even though my relation with my brother was never the same but this! This was so funny. The last page with the scientific experiment on plants and black pepper made me crack up!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Alshaimaa

    This book I can't describe:D It's funny I read it so slow, so the laugh doesn't end of my day:) Just a little something: -dad said to Rodrick: well, for starters Abraham Lincon didin't write "to kill a mockingbird":D hahaha I really recommend this book to everyone wanna have a relaxing time. ENJOY

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mephistia

    I didn't like it, personally. The cartoons were cute and funny -- some parents may think that means younger kids can read it, but the reading level is definitely around 5th grade and older. Think the age the first HP book was aimed at, and you have the correct reading age for this book. Why I didn't like it? The protagonist never learned a lesson of any sort whatsoever. Throughout the book, it was hinted at that his elder brother (Rodrick) had a horrific secret held over his head. I was honestly I didn't like it, personally. The cartoons were cute and funny -- some parents may think that means younger kids can read it, but the reading level is definitely around 5th grade and older. Think the age the first HP book was aimed at, and you have the correct reading age for this book. Why I didn't like it? The protagonist never learned a lesson of any sort whatsoever. Throughout the book, it was hinted at that his elder brother (Rodrick) had a horrific secret held over his head. I was honestly eagerly waiting for Rodrick to let that cat out of the bag, because as odious as Rodrick was depicted to be, the protagonist himself was even more of a jerk. This main character who we're supposed to sympathize with insults his "friends" constantly, talking about how he thinks they're stupid and he only hangs out with them because they have a hot babysitter or can get him good grades or some other reason. He makes fun of everyone around him, and it's sometimes funny and sometimes insightful, but it's relentlessly cruel. I wanted him to be redeemed in the end, I wanted him to be taught a lesson. But he wasn't -- nothing happened. I was hoping this would be something along the lines of "Harriet The Spy," but it wasn't. It wasn't funny, intelligent, life-changing or in any way great. The only decent thing about this book is that it apparently opens the door into reading for boys who otherwise showed little interest. I say buy them the "Great Brain" series. Nothing Tom and his Great Brain can't handle.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Pooja

    Having an older bother like Rodrick is not trouble enough that Gregory has to spend a week with him alone when their mother comes up with this idea of getting them all together and writing in her columns about it! Gregory has already less problems in his life that now Rodrick is literally ruling his life and being small, younger and the wimpy kid, Gregory can't do a thing about it! My favorite part in this book is when Rodrick organizes the party and Gregory and Rowley keep their mouth shut and en Having an older bother like Rodrick is not trouble enough that Gregory has to spend a week with him alone when their mother comes up with this idea of getting them all together and writing in her columns about it! Gregory has already less problems in his life that now Rodrick is literally ruling his life and being small, younger and the wimpy kid, Gregory can't do a thing about it! My favorite part in this book is when Rodrick organizes the party and Gregory and Rowley keep their mouth shut and enjoy the party as this is the party no-middle-school person has been to! If you want to have a light time, this diary is here to do the tricks!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Corbett Martin

    coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

  12. 4 out of 5

    Archit Ojha

    I am reviewing this one soon for sure!

  13. 4 out of 5

    [Shai] The Bibliophage

    Anyone who has a sibling or siblings could relate to Greg in this 2nd installment. Aside from Manny, Rodrick is one of my favorite character in this series. Rodrick could be a little pain in the ass for Greg but behind his facade, he cares and love for his younger brothers even though he just doesn't want to admit it.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Betsy

    When last we saw our hero Greg Heffley he had survived everything from cursed cheese to an unfortunate stage debut. Not that much has changed in his life, of course. He’s still a perpetual victim of his older brother Rodrick’s crazy schemes and his younger brother Manny’s three-year-old excesses. Greg might have to do what Rodrick says for a while too since his older brother knows something terrible, HORRIBLE even, that happened to Greg over the summer and he's threatening to tell the world. And When last we saw our hero Greg Heffley he had survived everything from cursed cheese to an unfortunate stage debut. Not that much has changed in his life, of course. He’s still a perpetual victim of his older brother Rodrick’s crazy schemes and his younger brother Manny’s three-year-old excesses. Greg might have to do what Rodrick says for a while too since his older brother knows something terrible, HORRIBLE even, that happened to Greg over the summer and he's threatening to tell the world. And though Greg might try to participate in everything from role-playing to writing his comic strip to forget it, eventually that sword of Damocles is going to fall. It’s just a matter of time. Kinney is almost eerily good at writing material that is as funny to kids as it is to adults. I haven’t yet discussed this book with someone who doesn’t know how the game Dungeons and Dragons works, so I wonder if a D&D newbie would find the game in which Greg’s mom joins (calling her character “Mom”) as funny as I did. For a sequel, there’s a lot of new stuff in this book as well. We finally get a chance to see Loded Diper (Rodrick’s band) play. We see Manny enter preschool on Halloween Day with disastrous results. And then there’s the Mom Bucks program instituted by Greg’s mother. That one sounded a little too real to have been made up, though. You could probably use these books in class to discuss the concept of the “unreliable narrator” because at a certain point, Greg’s life is what every pre-teen to teen boy feels like his own life is. Everybody gets away with stuff except for you. Parents are too nerdy or out-of-it to be of any use, friends are unreliable, and the world is a scary place where your unique skills are not recognized. You get the distinct feeling that Greg might be exaggerating some of the events in his life, but that's not a bad thing. That said, it’s hard not to feel vindicated when Rodrick finally has something bad happen to him at the end of the book. Who knew that YouTube can be the ultimate high school equalizer! It brings adolescent embarrassment to a whole new level. There are a lot of familiar callbacks, of course. Fights with best friend Rowley, for example. And I was very sad to find that one of my favorite characters, Fregley, didn’t make an appearance in this sequel. Still, it all basically comes down to this: If you like the first “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” then you will like the second. Maybe it doesn’t carry the surprise of the first book, but what sequel does? Thoroughly enjoyable and unrepentantly hilarious.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    This book wasn't as silly as the first one and it seems to focus more on Greg and his friends and family being mean to each other. This book focuses more on Greg's relationship with his older brother and how Rodrick is always picking on him. Greg's younger brother Manny is a tattletale who gets away with everything. Greg has unfortunately been picking up a lot of Rodrick's personality traits too; he plays mean tricks on his classmates and is horrible to his "best friend." At this point I kind of This book wasn't as silly as the first one and it seems to focus more on Greg and his friends and family being mean to each other. This book focuses more on Greg's relationship with his older brother and how Rodrick is always picking on him. Greg's younger brother Manny is a tattletale who gets away with everything. Greg has unfortunately been picking up a lot of Rodrick's personality traits too; he plays mean tricks on his classmates and is horrible to his "best friend." At this point I kind of want to read Rowley's diary more than Greg's. His parents aren't much better either. His Dad piles up pillows in bed to trick his wife into thinking he's still there watching a movie with her. He just wants to play in the basement for hours by himself with his civil war models. Yeah, that's a healthy relationship. And when he goes to hear Rodrick play with his band in the school talent show he shoves cotton balls in his ears and stands at the back of the auditorium. That's a good Dad. Also, Rodrick is apparently dumb as rocks but has found a way into manipulating his parents into doing his homework for him. I'm not sure why that would be funny or congratulated. The whole reason Rodrick is picking on Greg and getting away with it is because he knows an embarrassing secret about Greg that happened during the summer. When you finally find out what the secret is, it's pretty underwhelming and dumb. It was nowhere near as funny as the "Cheese Touch" story that ran through the first book. I don't really know what went wrong with this one. It seems like the whole book was full of mean people making poor choices. Now I don't believe that the majority of children will be warped by reading about how to play mean tricks on people and get away with doing bad things, but this book wasn't very funny and the characters didn't have any redeeming qualities at all. I hope the next one is funnier.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mehrnaz

    خوندن این کتاب یه توفیق اجباری بود که خیلی شگفت زدم کرد. کتاب داستان های تیکه تیکه از زندگی روزمره یه پسر بچه است(رودریک اسم برادرشه) که طوری که زندگی و آدم های اطرافشو میبینه فوقالعاده طنز و واقع گرایانست، آدم ها واتفاق های مختلفی که تو زندگی بزرگسالی فراوون ان و توصیف مزخرف بودنشون خیلی سخته ولی این کتاب با دید طنز همه ی اونارو اونجوری که لازم داری بیان میکنه، و باعث خنده های واقعی میشه.به نظرم خوندن این کتاب به هیچ حس و حال خاصی نیاز نداره و همیشه میشه ازش لذت برد و خندید. اول خواستم ۴ستاره بد خوندن این کتاب یه توفیق اجباری بود که خیلی شگفت زدم کرد. کتاب داستان های تیکه تیکه از زندگی روزمره یه پسر بچه است(رودریک اسم برادرشه) که طوری که زندگی و آدم های اطرافشو میبینه فوق‌العاده طنز و واقع گرایانست، آدم ها واتفاق های مختلفی که تو زندگی بزرگسالی فراوون ان و توصیف مزخرف بودنشون خیلی سخته ولی این کتاب با دید طنز همه ی اونارو اونجوری که لازم داری بیان میکنه، و باعث خنده های واقعی میشه.به نظرم خوندن این کتاب به هیچ حس و حال خاصی نیاز نداره و همیشه میشه ازش لذت برد و خندید. اول خواستم ۴ستاره بدم بعد دیدم واقعا توی سبکی که نوشته شده و مخصوصا اینکه داستان کودکان هیچ ایرادی نیست، و ۵ شایسته شه.

  17. 5 out of 5

    ياسمين ثابت

    جريج ولد شقي بطريقته الخاصة :) ولد ذكي وعند حس فكاهة لكل شئ في حياته بيحكي عن حاجات ممكن كانت تدمر نفسية طفل في سنه بس هو دايما بيصورها بشكل غريب يخليها ظريفة جدا ومضحكة في مذكراته فالكتاب ده كان اغلب الحكايات عن المشاكل بينه وبين اخوه رودريك في وقت الاجازة الصيفية الكتاب اقل في المستوى من الجزء الاول واقل فالفكاهة انا بحب شخصية صحبه رولي وبحب ماني لما يستفزه فعلا ماني ده مستفز اوي حتى ليا انا شخصيا واكتر موقف ضحكني لما امه ضبطته بيكذب وطلبت منه يكون صادق باستمرار فهو بقى صادق لدرجة ازعجت الجيران والزوار جريج ولد شقي بطريقته الخاصة :) ولد ذكي وعند حس فكاهة لكل شئ في حياته بيحكي عن حاجات ممكن كانت تدمر نفسية طفل في سنه بس هو دايما بيصورها بشكل غريب يخليها ظريفة جدا ومضحكة في مذكراته فالكتاب ده كان اغلب الحكايات عن المشاكل بينه وبين اخوه رودريك في وقت الاجازة الصيفية الكتاب اقل في المستوى من الجزء الاول واقل فالفكاهة انا بحب شخصية صحبه رولي وبحب ماني لما يستفزه فعلا ماني ده مستفز اوي حتى ليا انا شخصيا واكتر موقف ضحكني لما امه ضبطته بيكذب وطلبت منه يكون صادق باستمرار فهو بقى صادق لدرجة ازعجت الجيران والزوار فاجبرت امه على انها تطلب منه مايكونش صادق طول الوقت ضحكني وابهرني لغته الانجليزية السهلة بتحسسني بالسلاسة وخط ايده والرسومات بتحسسني بالألفة كتاب ظريف

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sameem Khwaja

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney is an exciting and hilarious journey of Greg Heffley. In Rodrick Rules, Jeff Kinney focuses on the relationship of Greg and his brothers, Rodrick and Manny. Rodrick is older than Greg, and is much more 'corrupt'. He manipulates his father into doing his homework and other selfish acts. Rodrick soon gets caught and gets punished. Manny on the other hand, never gets caught doing bad things. Greg hates Manny for many reasons, one being manny gets away with everyt Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney is an exciting and hilarious journey of Greg Heffley. In Rodrick Rules, Jeff Kinney focuses on the relationship of Greg and his brothers, Rodrick and Manny. Rodrick is older than Greg, and is much more 'corrupt'. He manipulates his father into doing his homework and other selfish acts. Rodrick soon gets caught and gets punished. Manny on the other hand, never gets caught doing bad things. Greg hates Manny for many reasons, one being manny gets away with everything by just saying 'I'm fiiive'. Greg somehow always gets blamed for Manny's problems, which starts many conflict between them and also the family. Diary of a Wimpy Kid was my cup of tea. I really enjoyed it simply because I love funny, 1st person books. I could relate to the book and make many connections, which really helped me understand the book. Rodrick Rules was also my e-book. I really enjoyed the experience of reading a book on my mom's kindle. I liked, not having to memorise which page I was on, and other small stuff like that. But I however, enjoy reading a paperback more. I feel when you read an e-book you lose this special feeling of reading.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    The main character of this book has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. He's always looking for an angle; he has no empathy for anyone and only sees a situation for what it can gain him and will use anything and anyone toward that end; he feels no remorse for his wrongdoings ever and always feels he's being punished unfairly; he constantly puts down his best friend, even though he would have NO friends if it weren't for Rowley. Bottom line: There is no character growth in these books. His life ex The main character of this book has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. He's always looking for an angle; he has no empathy for anyone and only sees a situation for what it can gain him and will use anything and anyone toward that end; he feels no remorse for his wrongdoings ever and always feels he's being punished unfairly; he constantly puts down his best friend, even though he would have NO friends if it weren't for Rowley. Bottom line: There is no character growth in these books. His life experiences don't change him at all; he doesn't learn from his misdeeds. I am only forced to read this series because I have to plan a Wimpy Kid party for work. Fortunately, they are quick reads, which is probably why kids choose them in the first place. I am sick of people saying, "Well, at least they're reading." Parents and teachers, get a clue: Books live with children for the rest of their lives. If this is the kind of stuff you want inspiring the kids in your life, I weep for the future of our society.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    I re-read this because after reading Outlander I feel like nothing will compare, so I'm stuck in a loop of children's books. It's not that I can't read an adult book it's that I don't want to. I feel like my love of Outlander will cause a bad rating and review for the next romance read so I stuck with these. Also, I've always enjoyed these books. Yes I may be older then the intended age group but I love this series. My reviews from earlier didn't do this book justice, so I thought I'd re-read and I re-read this because after reading Outlander I feel like nothing will compare, so I'm stuck in a loop of children's books. It's not that I can't read an adult book it's that I don't want to. I feel like my love of Outlander will cause a bad rating and review for the next romance read so I stuck with these. Also, I've always enjoyed these books. Yes I may be older then the intended age group but I love this series. My reviews from earlier didn't do this book justice, so I thought I'd re-read and re-rate the series because I love them. Honestly if you're looking for a laugh I recommend these, they also definitely help get over a book slump!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    Rodrick Rules wasn't as hilarious as the first book of the series (but was still a pretty funny and quick read). I'm guessing that's because Greg is growing up and adults are pretty boring, you know. Still, I'll definitely give the third book a try. I actually can't wait to see what Manny has in store for us (I really really like that kid).

  22. 4 out of 5

    Shaikhah

    As expected.. so good to read :)

  23. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    Εντάξει, τι να πω... σχεδόν το λυπήθηκα το παιδί.... δύσκολη η εφηβεία και το σχολείο και οι γονείς που δεν σε καταλαβαίνουν και τα αδέρφια που σε πρήζουν....

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jodysegal

    Anyone who has ever suffered at the hands of an older brother or sister, or even worse, been sandwiched in between older and younger siblings, will thoroughly enjoy this cartoon novel delivered in the guise of the journal of the beleaguered, under-appreciated and very funny Gregory. This book makes an especially excellent reading suggestion for reluctant boy readers. The third in the series is forthcoming! SLJ: "He's a character that readers can laugh at and empathize with at the same time. The l Anyone who has ever suffered at the hands of an older brother or sister, or even worse, been sandwiched in between older and younger siblings, will thoroughly enjoy this cartoon novel delivered in the guise of the journal of the beleaguered, under-appreciated and very funny Gregory. This book makes an especially excellent reading suggestion for reluctant boy readers. The third in the series is forthcoming! SLJ: "He's a character that readers can laugh at and empathize with at the same time. The line drawings that appear on ever)' page play a large part in bringing Creg's world to life, providing hnmorous eharaeterizations and details not mentioned in words." (11/26/07) PW starred review: "The hilarious interplay between text and cartoons and the keen tiimilia! observations that set Diary of a Wimpy Kid apart are just as evident in this outing, and are just as likely to keep readers in stitches." (March 08)

  25. 5 out of 5

    Philip

    Ch-ching! I've been spending way too much time lately with my new best friend Greg Heffley. That kid doesn't have a clue, which makes him all the more hilarious. Yeah, he's self-absorbed with no self-awareness. Yeah, he's a jerk to his best friend, his family, and his teachers. I'm not sure that being totally oblivious makes this ok, but it certainly makes it funny. How many times do we unceremoniously give back-handed compliments? How many times do we give with the expectation of getting? (And h Ch-ching! I've been spending way too much time lately with my new best friend Greg Heffley. That kid doesn't have a clue, which makes him all the more hilarious. Yeah, he's self-absorbed with no self-awareness. Yeah, he's a jerk to his best friend, his family, and his teachers. I'm not sure that being totally oblivious makes this ok, but it certainly makes it funny. How many times do we unceremoniously give back-handed compliments? How many times do we give with the expectation of getting? (And how often do we persuade ourselves that it isn't so? NOOOooo.... we're really just unselfish people out to help others all the time, right? How often do we over-think the trivial, while ignoring the science project that was assigned three weeks ago? I have this on my "children" shelf, but adults... don't let this quick-read series fool you. It's worth it.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Brandy

    Greg Heffley is back for a second volume. Things haven't changed much for him--he still thinks he's cooler than his best friend Rowley, his parents are still nerdily out of touch, and Greg is still running for the coveted Class Clown title. Unfortunately, that's not all that hasn't changed over the summer--younger brother Manny is still a tattletale, older brother Rodrick is still a bully, and Greg still has the Cheese Touch. Only now Manny is spilling secrets from ages ago, Rodrick has a new se Greg Heffley is back for a second volume. Things haven't changed much for him--he still thinks he's cooler than his best friend Rowley, his parents are still nerdily out of touch, and Greg is still running for the coveted Class Clown title. Unfortunately, that's not all that hasn't changed over the summer--younger brother Manny is still a tattletale, older brother Rodrick is still a bully, and Greg still has the Cheese Touch. Only now Manny is spilling secrets from ages ago, Rodrick has a new secret to hold over Greg's head, and all Greg's plans continue to backfire in horrifically hilarious ways. Rodrick Rules is every bit as satisfying--though Greg will tell you more embarrassing--as its predecessor.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Tushi

    মাঝে মাঝে কিছু বই ছোটবেলায় নিয়ে যায় । সেই দুনিয়ায় নিয়ে যায় যেখানে তখন পরযনত জটিলতা পৌছায় নাই । কোনো পযাচ নাই । যেখানের অংক তখনও সহজ সরল সমাধানযোগয । হয়তো কোনো শিকষণীয় কিছু নাই কিনতু কিছুকষনের জনয যে নিরমল আননদ পাওয়া যাবে তা হয়তো ছোটবেলার সমৃতি মনে করিয়ে দিবে । আর কে না চায় ছোটবেলায় ফিরে যেতে ! মাঝে মাঝে কিছু বই ছোটবেলায় নিয়ে যায় । সেই দুনিয়ায় নিয়ে যায় যেখানে তখন পর্যন্ত জটিলতা পৌছায় নাই । কোনো প্যাচ নাই । যেখানের অংক তখনও সহজ সরল সমাধানযোগ্য । হয়তো কোনো শিক্ষণীয় কিছু নাই কিন্তু কিছুক্ষনের জন্য যে নির্মল আনন্দ পাওয়া যাবে তা হয়তো ছোটবেলার স্মৃতি মনে করিয়ে দিবে । আর কে না চায় ছোটবেলায় ফিরে যেতে !

  28. 4 out of 5

    Drewthereader19

    I loved this book!(:

  29. 4 out of 5

    Yousef

    Diary of a Wimpy: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney introduced a new main problem to the table: older siblings. Rodrick the teenaged brother of the Middle School survivalist Greg Hefley tortures him to the point of a monopolizing frustration. As is Greg doesn’t have enough to deal with already, in this graphic novel, Greg now has his older brother acting up. The power seeking, rock-and-roll entrepreneur, and leader of the band “Loded Diaper” Rodrick ruins Greg’s life. He is a complete nuisance for t Diary of a Wimpy: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney introduced a new main problem to the table: older siblings. Rodrick the teenaged brother of the Middle School survivalist Greg Hefley tortures him to the point of a monopolizing frustration. As is Greg doesn’t have enough to deal with already, in this graphic novel, Greg now has his older brother acting up. The power seeking, rock-and-roll entrepreneur, and leader of the band “Loded Diaper” Rodrick ruins Greg’s life. He is a complete nuisance for the immature bickering never stops! Rodrick put Greg through so much mental frustration that Greg feels as if he may pop at any moment! However, his relentless and rebellious acts subdue, at times, and they get along. Their moments are treasured, for they are rare. Rodrick attempts to entertain his brother, and sometimes gives him advice, but even though the advice may make matters worse, it is the thought that is treasured. Yet, everything must come to an end. As a virus attacks a blood cell, Rodrick’s obnoxiousness overwhelms the good in his heart. From then on, the cycle continues and continues, and the intermittent bickering prevails. Greg’s humorous journal entries display the usage of creativity in the viewpoint of a young Middle School student and his endeavors to survive another school year. Teachers! It is harder than you may think! How will Greg and Rodrick ever survive each other, aside from Middle School and harmful advice? This was a great sequel to a great book! The introduction to sibling rivalry truly widened the range of pleased readers, for they may relate to Greg even more! Greg is a very dynamic character. Almost anybody can relate to him in a way. This was amplified in this book. That is why I give this book a 4 star rating. It was great with great content, but way too predictable, again! Therefore, if Jeff Kinney had the ability to alter the book, create red herrings (not in terms of mystery, but in story writing in general)! I would recommend fans of the first book, to continue their passion. I also recommend this book to fans of the book, Middle School: The Worst Days of My Life. It is practically the same topic. Read my review on it to learn more! Grading System 1 Star- The book was torturous! It wasn’t worth the time that you spent reading it. 2-Stars-The book had a 2 chapter’s worth of enjoyable context. I don’t really recommend it. 3-Stars-It was a great book, but lacked one special element that would enhance the read. It would depend on the book if I were to grade it or not. 4-Stars-It was an excellent book. The majority of this book had great context. However, it is not the book for everyone. 5-Stars-The book was almost perfect! I cannot say anything negative about this book. It was worth every nanosecond that you had spent on reading this book. It would be worth reading again.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Salman Mehedy Titas

    Greg Heffley starts another year at school after summer vacation. As he makes it very clear, summer vacation did not go well at all. Most of his time was spent wasted away, and whatever of a vacation he had was clearly not as he had anticipated. For one, Rodrick has found out that Greg has been maintaining a journal. It can be guessed that, given Rodrick's character and his behaviour to his brother, that did not go in any way Greg would have liked. The details are left out at this stage, and are Greg Heffley starts another year at school after summer vacation. As he makes it very clear, summer vacation did not go well at all. Most of his time was spent wasted away, and whatever of a vacation he had was clearly not as he had anticipated. For one, Rodrick has found out that Greg has been maintaining a journal. It can be guessed that, given Rodrick's character and his behaviour to his brother, that did not go in any way Greg would have liked. The details are left out at this stage, and are kept obscured until the end of the story. Rodrick's character needs a little light to be shed on. He's a rash character who does not love his brother at all. To clarify, there are those who pain their younger siblings for entertainment, but are there for them when the boat is sinking. Rodrick is not one of them. He would rather drown his brother, for survival and for the enjoyment of doing it, or so it seems for now. He is evil incarnate! He is the drummer of a band, calling itself "Loded Diaper". Creepy name, gross too. The author goes to show more about Rodrick. As the title says 'Rodrick Rules', we can pretty much see that he does pretty much rule. He understands his family very well, and knows very well how to use them to his advantage while he can lay all day dozing off when not practising for the band. And in the mean time, he does not abandon any chance he gets to make a hell out of Greg's life. (Readers who watched the movie, be warned. The book is very different.) Greg has changed. Perhaps the changes are not great, but they are considerable. It goes to show that the author has considered the changes someone experiences as they slowly grow year by year. The changes are very subtle, but they are there. Measurable. Greg is not so annoying any more. He is not as mean as he used to be. At least, not outwardly. Of course, he still has some of his old traits. He still thinks he's funny, which he is not - especially when he's writing comics. He still is self obsessed to a level. And most importantly, he still gets pushed around by almost everyone - especially Rodrick. So this is another enjoyable read. If one enjoyed the first book, then this one is undoubtedly recommended. The story is written from Greg's point of view, and is in the diary format. There are not a vast amount of details, but the simplistic writing style serves the purpose. Its certainly amusing to look at the daily events from his perspective.

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