Monday, July 31, 2017

Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney Review

Book Nerd Review by Jordan

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 event in particular.

Unfortunately for Greg, his older brother, Rodrick, knows all about the incident Greg wants to keep under wraps. But secrets have a way of getting out . . . especially when a diary is involved.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules chronicles Greg’s attempts to navigate the hazards of middle school, impress the girls, steer clear of the school talent show, and most important, keep his secret safe.

RODRICK RULES Quotes content from Goodreads

“Monkeys can't talk, stupid!” ―Jeff Kinney, Rodrick Rules

“You and your group of nerds fall into a pit and it's full of dynamite and you blow up. The End.” ―Jeff Kinney, Rodrick Rules

“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.” ―Jeff Kinney, Rodrick Rules

“Youre gonna grow up and marry some ice cream! Haha!” ―Jeff Kinney, Rodrick Rules

“Chirag: Rowley, do you think I exist?
Rowley: Nope! I can't even hear you or see you!” ―Jeff Kinney, Rodrick Rules

“Most people don't seem to appreciate a person as honest as me. So don't ask me how George Washington ever got to be president.” ―Jeff Kinney, Rodrick Rules

“After the presentations, we had to fill out these questionnaires. The first question was, 'Where do you see yourself in fifteen years?'

I know EXACTLY where I will be in fifteen years: in my pool, at my mansion, counting my money. But there weren't any check boxes for THAT option.” ―Jeff Kinney, Rodrick Rules

“Well, for starters, Abraham Lincoln didn't write 'To Kill a Mockingbird.” ―Jeff Kinney, Rodrick Rules

Rodrick Rules was just an amazing book! This is also my first time reading a Wimpy Kid book. I can't wait to read all the others. My favorite part was when Greg would stay in the bathroom and wrap himself in toilet paper. It was also funny that when Rodrick said where's the space bar?, Dad just went to type his essay. Manny was also really funny and cute! I can't wait to read my next Wimpy Kid book. I really loved the book! Thank you for making the book Jeff Kinney.

Here are Jordan's written reviews as he reads per chapter. Just click the picture to enlarge. ***WARNING** Review Contains SPOILERS. Do NOT click the pictures if you do not wish to be Spoiled.


You can purchase Rodrick Rules at the following Retailers:

Author Spotlight
Photo Content from Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney didn’t grow up wanting to be a children’s author. His dream was to become a newspaper cartoonist, but he wasn’t able to get his comic strips syndicated.

In 1998 Jeff came up with the idea for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, a story about a middle-school weakling named Greg Heffley. Jeff worked on his book for almost eight years before showing it to a publisher in New York.

Jeff Kinney was born in 1971 in Maryland and attended the University of Maryland in the early 1990s. It was there that Jeff ran a comic strip called “Igdoof” in the campus newspaper, and he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist.

However, Jeff was not successful in getting his comic strip syndicated after college, and in 1998 he started writing down ideas for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which he hoped to turn into a book. Jeff worked on the book for six years before publishing it online on in daily installments. To date, the online version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has more than 80 million visits, and is typically read by more than 70,000 kids a day.

In 2006, Jeff signed a multi-book deal with publisher Harry N. Abrams, Inc. to turn Diary of a Wimpy Kid into a print series. The first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book was published in 2007 and became an instant bestseller. Just a year later, more than 100,000 copies were in print in the United States alone. With each subsequent book, in-print numbers continue to grow exponentially both in the U.S. and abroad. There are now more than 180 million copies of the series in print worldwide.

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has been a fixture on the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. The series has remained on the New York Times bestseller lists since the publication of the first book, for more than 450 weeks total, and more than 350 on the series list. The books are currently available in 61 editions in 52 languages.

Since initial publication in 2007, the series has gone on to win many regional and national awards around the globe including two Children’s Choice Book Awards and six Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Book. Jeff Kinney was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in the world. In addition, three movies based on the book series have grossed more than $250 million internationally. A new film based on the books is set to release in May 2017.

Jeff Kinney is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Timemagazine’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.



  1. "When was the last time you laughed so hard?" I'm watching "House, M.D." on DVD. Sometimes that makes me laugh!

  2. The last time I laughed so hard was watching America's Got Talent.

  3. The last time I laughed so hard with my boyfriend at saturday :-)

  4. When my sister and I went to the casino 2 weeks ago.

  5. The last time I laughed so hard was when my cat tried to jump onto her cat tower and missed by a couple onched, she's pretty chunky too. :-D

  6. I laughed really hard when my flip flop broke and I almost fell and knocked my front tooth out! lol