48 Hours Review ~ Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

One book read in one hour.  I rock!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney picks up where the first diary left off.  The protagonist Greg chronicles more about his love/hate relationship with older brother Rodrick as well as moments of his relationship with younger brother Manny and his somewhat obtuse friend Rowley.

Reading this book puts me in the mind of a season of Everybody Hates Chris.  Every episode of Everybody Hates Chris involves Chris coming up with what seems to be a good plan, but for it all go awry and what should have been the perfect plan falling apart.

Notable moments in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules include Greg’s swim team escapades, the party Rodrick throws while his parents are not home, spending the weekend with Grandpa, and the sleepover with Rowley that is interrupted by a prank.

There are definitely laugh out loud scenes which are due to the cute drawings that show just what Greg is telling the reader.  Young or old will enjoy this kid’s diary of his middle school years and being the middle kid in his family.

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