Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #2)
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Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #2)

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

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, kno...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Amulet Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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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...more
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...more
Lucy
it was also very funny and kids who can read should deffntly read it
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
Kallie Polk
awesome!!!!!!!!!!
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!
Corbett Martin
coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
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
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...more
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...more
Jodysegal
Apr 06, 2008 Jodysegal rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Grades 3-8
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...more
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).
The Holy Terror
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...more
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...more
Frank
In middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents' terrible attempts to have them bond. Greg is enrolled into swimming class.
Greg's older brother, Rodrick, picks Greg up after swim class and forces Greg into his "Loded Diper" van. Every time Rodrick puts on the brakes, Greg ends up colliding his head into band equipment in the process. Those incidents end up with Greg walking home from practices.Overall this book is great for comedy l...more
Jose
Do you have a older brother who is constantley annoying you,and a younger brother who just tells on you for what ever mischief you do, well if you do your just like Greg.This book is realistic fiction.I loved this book it made me laugh, and I felt like I could sort of connect connect with Greg.
This book mainly takes place in his house and his school.Greg wants to just survive living with his embarrassing family and embarrassing friend Rowley, who he apparently now wants to be like because he ge...more
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...more
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...more
Vidya-BooksAreMagic
RODRICK RULES - the sequel to the New York Times bestseller DIARY OF A WIMPY KID - is another enjoyable read. It shows how a self-centered and funny middle-schooler deals with his own problems, most of which are his own makings. Greg here, do not take any responsibility or understand other's problems other than his own. The kid is not a perfect kid, as everyone of us, but his ways and approach to a problem are..what to say..kid-like. :-) Most of the us have our own Greg moments. I will say this...more
Sara
I think I liked this one better than the first one? Greg Heffley is still a jerk, but I definitely couldn't help literally laughing out loud at a lot of the jokes.
Tyree
The book Diary Of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules ( Diary Of a Wimpy Kid, #2 ) by Jeff Kinney, is about a boy who struggles with life because his brother Rodrick makes him struggle. So basically this book is about a boy named Greg who hates his brother Rodrick who has no respect for no one at all. He makes his parents do his homework by slacking off and making himself look like he is very stupid. So his parents don't want a stupid kid so they do his homework to get him a good grade. And at the end,...more
Jacob811
Dec 01, 2008 Jacob811 rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Comedy or short readers
Recommended to Jacob811 by: a freind
Jacob Kowalski
12/1/08
LA 8-1

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
By: Jeff Kinney

This book is about how Greg and his brother Roderick. How they try to get their little brother Manny in trouble, because all he does his get them in to trouble an example is that he put cookie crumbs in the TV and blamed it on Greg. The book tells that they lock Manny in his room and tell their dad that he is being a prisoner. Then Manny gets grounded because when he tried that before he jumped out the window and went to his friend’s...more
Stephen


In Diary of a Wimpy kid Rodrick Rules 13 year old Greg Hefley has many challenges to face like dodging Rodrick, getting caught in the women’s room at the Leisure Towers, getting in trouble for an invisible joke on a Indian kid Chirag, and trying to avoid eat his grandfather’s watercress salad which is frozen peas and cucumbers floating in a pool of vinegar GROSS, but things get worse when Suzan (his mom) has made a new way not to fight by drawing a picture and say what not to do next time. Greg’...more
Tung
The sequel to Kinney’s #1 Bestseller, Rodrick Rules follows wimpy middle school student Greg Heffley in his second year of middle school. And where the first book focused more on Greg and his friendship with Rowley and his trying to fit in and be popular, the sequel focuses more on his relationship with his older brother Rodrick – a lazy high school student with ambitions of being in a heavy metal rock band. Throughout the book, Rodrick is a nasty big brother who doesn’t treat Greg very well – w...more
Saif
funny
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...more
Caity.P
This book was really entertaining. I really enjoyed reading it because as the book went on it allowed me to realise that I'm not the only one who's life sucks. From embarrassment, to boys, to siblings, you name it my life's got it. And after reading this it seems that I'm not the only one. Gregs back from his holidays and has bought more drama and stories to share with his diary. His biggest problem in this chapter of his life is actually his older brother. Long story short they fight a lot. Whi...more
Noorain K
I finished reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick rules by Jeff Kinney the theme is that treat others with respect this is what I think because the Heffley brothers (Rodrick and Greg) fight a lot one way they fight is who has to greet the family members first that is one of their biggest fights. Greg starts this prank and everyone likes it, it is called the invisible Chirag it is when everyone thinks Chirag is not existing and ignore him. One way this relates to me is my sister and me get into fig...more
Henry S
I recently read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules (for the second time). I think it is a very good book. it has nonstop hilarity and constant nouveau riche critic moves. If I were greg i would probably start working out some! I mean its called diary of a wimpy kid for a reason! His dad is always telling him to start working out but he doesn't listen. He uses the barbell his dad got him to hang up his shirts. His next book is also hilarious!... but you'll have to read the serious to find out...more
Florencia
I'm done with this series. I need to find something hilarious before this year ends, for heaven's sake.
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Jeff Kinney is an author of children's books including Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. Jeff was born in College Park, Maryland, in 1971 where he created a comic strip called "Igdoof."He also created the children's website 'Poptropica'.
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