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Book review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Publication date

Out now


Jeff Kinney


There is not much of a plot in this book, it is different parts of Greg Heffley's life.

Some parts build up and then move on to a different day. Basically every day is a new adventure for Greg Heffley.


The best part of the book is all the cartoons. The book is half writing and half cartoon.

The cartoons are drawn very well and look funny. The whole book itself is very funny.

Weak bits

There are no real weak bits in this book, but it is more of a book for boy more than girls.


The part in this book that is unputdownable is all of it! Right from the beginning it's great.

It is a very easy book to read and if you wanted to you could read it all in a night.

NR rating:

Four out of five

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Your Comments

"This book is amazing. I sincerely think it is the best ever published. It is indescribably funny, plus it gives great education to kids who love comedy and reading."

Sam, 9, Australia

"I think it is a very very good book."

David, 9, Lancashire, England

"It's really funny. I've just sprained my wrist so my mum got me a little present and it was this book. It really lifted me up and made me concentrate on the book instead of my wrist."

Jessica, 10, Surrey, England

"It's just hilarious as Greg moves on. He's just a self-centred average middle school kid messing around."

Emma, 10, Hong Kong

"10/10. The most laughter I have had in my whole life! I have even got the other version!!!"

Nathan, 8, Warwickshire, England

"I absolutely loved this book, it will make you laugh all day long."

Max, 9, London, England

"We thought it was funny and silly."

Jamie and Thomas, 10, Birmingham, England

"This book is cool."

Blessy Pak, 9, China

"This book encouraged me to read!"

Bernice, 10, London, England

"I have read this and the next one and they are really, really funny!!!"

Roxy, 12, Edinburgh, Scotland

"My friend got this book and she lent it to me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is like a comedy."

Abzzie, 11, Newcastle, England

"I didn't think Jeff Kinney's books could get any better. That is where I was wrong because this is the best book ever."

Jack, 10, Kent, England

"It was good but the first was better. I would give it a eight out of 10."

SJW, 10, Wales

"It was good."

Phoebe, 11, Knowle, Warwickshire

"I really like the pictures and the characters. It's so hilarious."

Reine, 10, Amman, Jordan

"The boy who writes the diary has a vey depressing life and some very weird parents."

Hanna, 10, London

"It is a really funny book, I would recommend it to you. I am just in the middle of reading it now it is really funny!"

Richard, 11, Kent, England

"This book made me laugh so hard I almost cried. I'd recommend it to anyone."

Alex, 10, Buckinghamshire, England

"I am gobsmacked by this book, it is hilarious. I bought the first book as well and I could read this book a million times and not get bored. I recommend this book to all comedy lovers around the world."

Ruqayah, 10, London

"My fave comedy books ever! Everyone owns these books in Michigan because they are so funny!"

Carly, 11, Michigan, USA

"It was OK!!! But it's not the best book I've read."

Taylor, 10, Scotland

"This book is so great!!! I couldn't put it down. If you have not read it yet, READ IT NOW!!!"

Zoe, 11, London, England

"This is a great book for all ages I would recommend it to anyone!"

Ellie, 9, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I love all the stupid ideas in this book."

Charlotte, 9, Dusseldorf, Germany

"A WICKED book you, should read it!!!"

Faisal, 11, Bradford, England

"It's a hilarious and incredibly well told story. I can't put the book down! Manny is SOOO cute!"

Lara, 10, North Yorkshire, England

"WOW! I am reading this book at the moment and it is fab! I am about a third of the way through it and it is unputdownable! I highly recommend it."

Amy, 12, Bournemouth, England

"I love this book so much, it's so unpredictable. Manny is my fave character."

Ruby, 11, London, England

"It's a brilliant book - lots of funny bits. I read it all in two days!"

Amy, 11, UK

"It's written just like a private diary!!! VERY FUNNY."

Kirsty, 8, Norfolk, England

"This book is great! It is really funny and the cartoons are hilarious. Good book!"

Jasmine, 13, London, England

"I love these books. I have got them all!!! I really want to read more books by Jeff Kinney."

Harry, 9, Cumbria, England

"All the boys in my class have read these books. However, I really don't find them that interesting to read because they had boyish themes."

Emma, 11, USA

"I recommend this book not only because it is very funny but because it is easy to read."

Sophia, 12, Cambridge, England

"This book is great, it's so funny. I like it because it is different from other books - read it!! "

Enez, 10, Brussels, Belgium

"These books are very popular in the USA. It is funny from the start and very surprising, but for some reason, it wasn't as funny when I read it the second time. But still, I recommend it for a good laugh!

Mariam, 14, USA

"I think this is more of a book for boys than girls! However, I'm a girl and it is my favourite book ever!"

Aoife, 9 , Dublin, Ireland

"It's very funny, I want to read more of Jeff Kinney's books now."

Chand, 10, Reading, England