A Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 2 Review

A Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 2 Review. I read the second book in the series, and I thought it was just as good as the first one!

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A Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 2 is the second novel in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. The novel was published on February 1, 2007, by Amulet Books and deals with Greg Heffley’s struggles in middle school.

The book was made into a film of the same name, which was released on March 25, 2011.

Summary of the book

In the second book of the series, we follow Greg as he starts middle school. He is determined to make this his best year ever, but things quickly start to go wrong. First, he gets stuck with Rodrick as his roommate during a family vacation. Then he accidentally lets loose a rat in his house. As Greg tries to navigate his way through middle school, he has to deal with bullies, girls, and the ever-present worry of being popular.

A Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 2 is just as funny and relatable as the first book. Greg Heffley is a kid that everyone can relate to, whether you’re starting middle school or not. The illustrations are simple but add so much to the story. They bring the characters and situations to life in a way that words alone couldn’t do.

This is a great book for kids starting middle school or for anyone who wants a funny, quick read.


In the book, there are four main characters. The first is Greg Heffley, who is the protagonist and narrator of the story. He is an average kid who is not very popular and doesn’t always make the best decisions. The second main character is Rowley Jefferson, Greg’s best friend. He is a little bit weird and doesn’t always understand social situations, but he is always there for Greg. The third character is Rodrick Heffley, Greg’s older brother. He loves to make Greg’s life miserable and loves to play pranks on him. The last main character is Mom Heffley, who isGreg and Rodrick’s mother. She is a loving mother who tries to do her best for her family, but she can be a little bit overbearing at times.


Themes are the ideas that an author explores through the characters and events in their story. In “A Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 2”, Greg Heffley explores the theme of responsibility. As Greg grows up, he is constantly tested by his parents, teachers, and classmates to see if he is ready to take on more responsibility. At first, Greg resists these tests, but eventually he comes to realize that responsibility can be rewarding.

One of the most important things that Greg learns in “A Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 2” is that being responsible doesn’t mean that you never make mistakes. Everyone messes up sometimes, but it’s important to learn from your mistakes and try not to repeat them. This is a valuable lesson for kids (and adults!) of all ages.

The theme of responsibility is just one of the many themes that are explored in “A Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 2”. Other themes include friendship, family, growing up, and making mistakes. These themes are all interwoven throughout the book, and they combine to create a heartwarming and hilarious story that kids will love.

Writing style

The book is narrated by the Wimpy Kid himself, Greg Heffley. The first-person perspective lets readers see his world through his own eyes. And it’s hysterically funny, because we all know somebody like Greg – whether it’s ourselves (when we were younger) or somebody else in our family or class.

The beauty of Jeff Kinney’s writing is that it’s so effortless. It’s as if he’s just jotting down his thoughts in a diary – which of course he is, in a way. But he’s also creating one of the most beloved and bestselling book series of all time. So far, there are thirteen Wimpy Kid books, and every one of them has been a bestseller.


A Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 2 is a hilarious and heartwarming story that kids and adults will enjoy. Greg Heffley is a relatable and lovable main character, and his diary entries are sure to make readers laugh out loud. The illustrations are fantastic, and the story is engaging from beginning to end. This book is a great choice for reluctant readers and anybody who loves a good laugh.

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