Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules.
Author: Jeff Kinney.
Genre: Fiction, children's lit, YA, humour.
Publication Date: February 1, 2008.
Summary: 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. Greg 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.
My rating: 7/10.
♥ Well, it's been three days and I've kept my promise to Mom. I've been 100% honest the whole time, and believe it or not, it's not that hard. In fact, it's kind of liberating. I've been in a couple of situations already where I was a lot more honest than I would have been a week ago.
For example, the other day I had a conversation with the neighborhood kid named Shawn Snella.
"When I grow up, I'm gonna be a professional basketball player!"
"Think again, Shawn! Neither one of your parents is taller than five-foot-two, and you're the only 200-pound six-year-old I know!"
"I cannot tell a lie."
And yesterday, Rowley's family had a birthday party for his grandfather.
"Next year, I want a chocolate cake!"
"That is if you're ALIVE next year! Hey, I'm just trying to be realistic!"
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.
♥ I think it's dumb that Madame Lefrere won't let us use e-mail with our pen pals. Albert Murphy has already written back and forth with his pen pal a bunch of times, and it's costing them a lot of money in stamps.
How old are you?"
"Dear Jacques -