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Rodrick Rules

(Diary of a Wimpy Kid #2)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  148,745 ratings  ·  7,496 reviews
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
Hardcover, 226 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Amulet Books
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Nandakishore Mridula
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
Apr 04, 2008 rated it did not like it
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
Jul 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
it was also very funny and kids who can read should deffntly read it
Ahmad Sharabiani
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #2), Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, is a children's novel by American author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney. It is the sequel to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, followed by The Last Straw. Rodrick Rules, was released on February 1, 2008. At the start of the book, Greg explains how bad his summer vacation was in which after being signed up with the swim team without his consent, he had to deal with practice at 7:00 AM, being the worst swimmer on the team a
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Okay, I have a couple of things to say about this book.

First of all, I think this kid's parents are terrible. And I feel like a cliched old judgmental distant relative judging these two's parenting style, but God, how awful of a parent can you be?
The parents openly favor a child over the others, they display extremely rash behaviors, and none of the things they do would help these children "learn" or "improve" anything as they are trying to do. Apparently. Could've fooled me.
They force their k
Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
A HUGE improvement over the first book👍
The narration is hilarious; the sketches getting more awesome👍
The family is one puzzling maze for Gregory to continue in with his 'diary' journal. There is something about this series that is making me difficult to stop reading till the last page of each book without laughing out loud at the silly thoughts of a growing up kid.
Highly recommended👍
Feb 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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! ...more
daph pink ♡
This book looks super-funny(as a popular opinion) but do not be fooled. It is a monster.
Kenny Hernandez
Jun 26, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Oct 18, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: not-a-fan
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
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 100-pages
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
May 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorite
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
I really recommend this book to everyone wanna have a relaxing time.
Hiba Arrame
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
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!
Jul 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks

I am reviewing this one soon for sure!
Nadia Awadi
Apr 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Better than the first one but still meh.
Prabhjot Kaur
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Greg is about to start a new school year and he's actually looking forward to going back to school as he didn't have the best summer. He had to join swim team and he had his older brother, Rodrick take him home after the swim practice, both these things he didn't enjoy as the water was too cold for swimming and the ride home with Rodrick was at the back of the van with music equipment. Something else also happened over the summer which Rodrick knows about and leverages it against Greg, which Gre ...more
[Shai] 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. ...more
Very funny and way different than the movie. I like the books much better, but no one ever says that ! Ha!
Just some lighthearted reading after a bunch of stuff ending up bring about cults and can-eye-ball-ism.
Happy reading all.
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
Nov 17, 2007 rated it really liked it

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
Sameem Khwaja
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 22, 2013 rated it did not like it
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 ...more
A_ bookbound _soul
Apr 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-ebook, reviewed
3.5 stars!

"Anyway, when Rodrick gets First Prize tomorrow and passes Science, I just hope he realises how lucky he is to have a brother like ME."

This book definitely tickled my fancy. The book depicted the relationship between Greg(the narrator) and his elder brother Rodrick in a way that can surely crack you up. And all those cartoons were cherry on the top! I really enjoyed it and read it in single read.
Recommended for light reading and those who enjoy silly humour.
Jun 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Well, as usual it was funny and good. At the end, I just loved how both brothers did a team work for Rodrick's school assignment. ...more
Feb 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children, young-adult
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
Aug 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 05, 2007 rated it liked it
While not nearly as funny as the original... Rodrick Rules was still an entertaining kids book. Written as daily journal entries by a middle school kid named Gregory, the classic middle child, we follow him through another greuling year at school and at home. Loaded with tons of embarrassing moments, and sneaky back-handed tricks... this book must be read by everyone who enjoyed the first book.

Look out, a third novel is in the works.... My son already cannot wait until it hits the shelves!
Mar 06, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
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). ...more
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
As expected.. so good to read :)
Apr 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
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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'. ...more

Other books in the series

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (1 - 10 of 15 books)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)
  • The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #3)
  • Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #4)
  • The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #5)
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  • Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #8)
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