The main character, Greg, has trouble with family, friends, and his local middle school. He tries to fit in his neighborhood and usually does not succeed. Facing many troubles, Greg attempts to handle them very creatively, but unfortunately his antics often backfire on him.
Greg’s best friend. He is always willing to do what Greg tells him and is going on vacations all the time, which annoys Greg. Rowley is a loyal friend from lots of people’s perspectives.
Greg’s “spoiled” little brother. He never gets in trouble no matter what, even when he really deserves it. Manny is three years old.
Rodrick is Greg’s older brother and he never misses a chance to terrorize Greg. He is known for sleeping excessively and his rebellious attitude. Rodrick is part of a band called “The Löded Diper”. Rodrick will do anything to embarrass Greg and will even wind up Manny to make everyone’s life a misery.
Susan Heffley more commonly referred to as “Mom”, is the matriarch of the Heffley family. She’s the wife of Frank Heffley, and is the mother of Rodrick, Greg, and Manny Heffley.
Frank Heffley is one of the main characters of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. He is Greg’s, Rodrick’s, and Manny’s unpredictable and serious father. He is the husband of Susan Heffley.
Exposition: Greg explaining how bad his summer vacations were with his brother Rodrick annoying him, who knows a secret that Greg is trying to keep. Mom starts a “Mom Bucks” to get along each other.
Rising Action: When Greg fails to do history homework, he must borrow an assignment from Rodrick and pay him $20,000 in Mom Bucks.
Unfortunately, Mom finds out about the stolen Mom Bucks when Rodrick tries to cash in the lot and confiscates all of them including his real ones.
Climax: Rodrick got in “Talent Show” and he want to get notice by recording their performance but it fails.
Rodrick accuses Greg and they get into fight, but their parents send both to their rooms. Later, Rodrick has spilled the beans on what happened over summer.
Rodrick took Greg’s diary and made a run for it. Greg grabbed the diary, ran to the toilet, and tried to destroy it. Unfortunately, he found out he’s in the ladies bathroom and is pulled out.
Falling Action: Greg ends up getting popular for what he did because the story had gotten extremely twisted from going to the women’s bathroom in the retirement home to invading the girls’ locker room in High School.
Resolution: The story ends with Greg helping Rodrick with his science project and he feels sorry for the video at the talent show.
Point Of View: First Person
Settings Of The Story: School Talent Show , Heffley Resident
Jeffrey Kinney (born Feb. 19 1971) is an American game designer, cartoonist, producer actor and author of children`s books including the Diary of Wimpy Kid book series. He was born and grew up in Fort Washington, Maryland, United States.
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 Funbrain.com 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.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid was released in April 2007 and quickly became a New York Times bestseller, eventually reaching the #1 spot. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules was released in January 2008 and also became a #1 bestseller.