Book Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

By Jeff Kinney 

4 Stars 

The book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is the follow-up to the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid written by Jeff Kinney. The second book of the series continues to show the journey of Greg Heffley while maintaining the same humorous and entertaining aspects of the story as the previous book. The book introduces new problems that Greg faces during his time in middle school and his journey in a humorous way.   


The book picks up where the previous book of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series left off, with Greg starting a new school year. This time, instead of focusing on his school life, the author focuses on Greg’s family interactions, mainly his relationship with his older brother, Rodrick. The strained relationship between the brothers provides comedic moments and relatable situations that readers of all ages with siblings may face in their lives.   


Jeff Kinney’s writing style is still the same as the previous book, blending aspects of comedy, simple language and engaging and funny illustrations to bring the story to life. By adding in doodles of what is happening in Greg’s life makes the book seem more like a diary as it adds context and a person who is writing a diary might add in a few doodles in their diary to make it more engaging.   


The book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules delves into the struggles in a sibling relationship in a humorous way. The book shows the importance and struggles of relationships, fitting into a school, and friendship.  



Overall, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is a humorous and engaging story that many readers of all ages with siblings could relate to. It also teaches important lessons along the way, in a humorous way. It is a delightful book that can make the readers laugh out and at the very same time, showcases some important lessons. 


Reviewed by Tanish P. 

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