Sunday, March 30, 2008

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

The much anticipated sequel has arrived; Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules was on the cart waiting in line for cataloging on Thursday evening. Intrepid hero Gregory Heffley has survived the summer as only he can, with an embarrassing incident his older brother Rodrick is holding over his head. Under the mistaken impression things can only get better Greg is looking forward to the new school year, even if he begins it with the task of ridding himself of last year's "cheese touch."

Following the same graphic novel and journal format, Rodrick Rules opens wide a window to Greg's school year laced with charmingly droll humor and self-centered growing teenage boy insights into life. Hail, hail, the gang's all here. Greg is living down his older brother's reputation with teachers and struggling with writing letters to a pen pal in France. Best friend Rowley has a new group of very young friends interested in magic. Brother Rodrick is at his finest doing nothing, practicing with his band, and being the bane of Greg's existence. And at the center of everything Greg's normal, dysfunctional, family continues to lead the way with humor (especially holiday's and a visit to Grandpa). Ending with the school talent show, Rodrick Rules delivers making the wait for this sequel worthwhile..

Diary of a Wimpy Kid web site includes information about and an interview with Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney and links to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Blog. Coming soon, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw.

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