Book Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Book 2 – Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney
Rating: 4/5 (Alex & Nilou)
This is the second book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. We have already reviewed the first book, which you can view here. We suggest that you read that review first to avoid spoilers and we may reference that book throughout this review.
If you have ever read a Diary of a Wimpy Kid book you’ll know that they are like no other books. The way that the story of Greg Heffley is told is done in a very unique and specific way, and stays consistent throughout the series. As mentioned in the previous review, it’s a little hard to give a story line for this book, as there is a bunch of little stories happening all at the same time.
For example one minute Greg will be eating a sandwich and the next he’ll be going to his grandma’s house. But these events all correlate which can make the story hilarious to read. Even though it doesn’t sound funny the author always finds a way to add a touch of humour by bringing up these events later on in the story, sometimes even in the next book! Many of these events are memorable for the reader and it really does improve the connection between the plot and the reader. Reading a story is something, but actually engaging with it and feeling involved is another.
This book mostly covers Greg Heffley’s relationships with other people, focusing the most on his big brother, Rodrick. But we also explore his relations with his family and best friend, Rowley, as well as him growing up, discovering the world around him, making decisions and experiencing different opportunities that arise.
We can’t say much more without spoiling the book, so you’ll just have to grab a copy and read it for yourself! 😜
My Thoughts (Written by Alex):
This book just like all the other books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series I loved!! All the aspects of the story were enjoyable and I definitely think that this book is a great book and that you should pick it up if you have the chance. This book would make a great present for a child who enjoys a good laugh, just like me!!!
One memorable moment from this book was when Greg’s mum makes a beautiful gingerbread house and hides it on top of the fridge. After no time at all, Greg finds the gingerbread house and nibbles a little piece off each day… I think you see where this is going, right? Greg’s little daily routine of eating a bit of the gingerbread house continues for days until his mum decides to invite the family over to eat the gingerbread house. When his mum discovers what happened, Greg is left to face the consequences… 😅
The one and only problem I had with this book was just like the last book, all the characters were extremely pessimistic. This aspect made the book kind of depressive.
But nonetheless, this book really made me giggle and I can’t recommend this book enough to someone around the age of 7 onwards. When I was 7 I could straight up confirm to you that Diary of a Wimpy Kid was my favourite series that I had ever read.
Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Rodrick Rules
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publication Date: 2007
For ages: 7-12
Type: Graphic Novel, Humorous, Comedy, High School Life and Young Adult Fiction
By Alex and Nilou
NOTE: THIS REVIEW REFLECTS OUR PERSONAL OPINION AND ONLY OUR PERSONAL OPINION.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Book 1 (our review)