Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is the second book in the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series. This book follows where the first book ends and says about how Greg gets along with his brother, Rodrick. This book is as funny and descriptive as its first.
Greg Heffley is in middle school and the story starts with how bad Greg's summer was. Greg deals with his swimming classes (on his father's insistence) in summer. Greg's friend, Rowley, has gone on vacation, which he is not interested to listen to.
"I don't know if this makes me a bad person or whatever, but it's hard for me to get interested in other people's vacations."
And of course, he has to deal with his little brother, Manny and his parents. The biggest trouble of all, is to deal with his big brother, Rodrick. This is because he "is the only one who knows about this REALLY embarassing thing that happened to me over the summer, and he's been holding it over my head ever since."
So, now that Greg's secret is with Rodrick, Greg has one more thing to worry about.
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 book will be appealing, even to many of the reluctant readers.
The New York Times, which rates children's serials collectively on a "Series Books" bestseller list, has included the Wimpy Kid series for 64 weeks as of April 10, 2010.
USA Today, which ranks best sellers based on sales alone regardless of genre or intended audience, has listed Diary of a Wimpy Kid in its top 150, peaking at number 8, for 141 weeks as of April 4, 2010. As of the same date, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules has been on the list for 117 weeks (peaking at number 4).
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Read review here
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw - Read review here
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days - Read review here
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever