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You’ve never seen the Wimpy Kid World like this before—an entirely new, awesome, friendly, truly fantastic fantasy quest from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney!   From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions. Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest You’ve never seen the Wimpy Kid World like this before—an entirely new, awesome, friendly, truly fantastic fantasy quest from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney!   From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions. Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Roland’s mom from the White Warlock. Will our heroes survive? Find out in Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure!   And don’t miss Rowley Jefferson’s first book, the instant #1 bestseller, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal!


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You’ve never seen the Wimpy Kid World like this before—an entirely new, awesome, friendly, truly fantastic fantasy quest from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney!   From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions. Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest You’ve never seen the Wimpy Kid World like this before—an entirely new, awesome, friendly, truly fantastic fantasy quest from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney!   From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions. Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Roland’s mom from the White Warlock. Will our heroes survive? Find out in Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure!   And don’t miss Rowley Jefferson’s first book, the instant #1 bestseller, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal!

30 review for Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    Next to Greg's mom, Rowley is my favorite character in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series (which I started when my kids were young). I am really glad that he is getting his own series. Of course Greg is still a jerk in the background... but "background" being the key word. I was getting a bit tired of how much of a brat and a bully Greg is throughout the main series, so it is nice to see him delegated more or less to the background of this series. I hope that Kinney continues to write for Rowley an Next to Greg's mom, Rowley is my favorite character in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series (which I started when my kids were young). I am really glad that he is getting his own series. Of course Greg is still a jerk in the background... but "background" being the key word. I was getting a bit tired of how much of a brat and a bully Greg is throughout the main series, so it is nice to see him delegated more or less to the background of this series. I hope that Kinney continues to write for Rowley and continues to let Rowley break out of Greg's shadow (and stand up more for himself against Greg's bullying).

  2. 5 out of 5

    Christopher

    Read this aloud to my six year old son, and this is exactly the kind of book I would have loved when I was a kid... and to be honest, I loved it as an adult. It's a medieval fantasy story of a kid trying to save his mom from the White Warlock, but it's also the story of two kids writing that story together. Metafictional delights ensue, and yes I am adding this to my "metafiction" shelf, right next to If on a Winter's Night a Traveler and The Princess Bride. Read this aloud to my six year old son, and this is exactly the kind of book I would have loved when I was a kid... and to be honest, I loved it as an adult. It's a medieval fantasy story of a kid trying to save his mom from the White Warlock, but it's also the story of two kids writing that story together. Metafictional delights ensue, and yes I am adding this to my "metafiction" shelf, right next to If on a Winter's Night a Traveler and The Princess Bride.

  3. 5 out of 5

    John Shannon

    This one has a joke that absolutely body slams WONDER and R.J. Palacio’s cottage industry of “Kindness” so of course I am giving it 5 stars.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Victor The Reader

    Slightly better than the first book, Rowley creates a medieval fantasy story with him and Greg as the heroes, but Greg’s interference and criticism will apparently crush his vision. B (75%/Good)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Maitrey

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Greg is right Rowley always forgets to do noses 👃 on people's faces 🙄 Greg is right Rowley always forgets to do noses 👃 on people's faces 🙄

  6. 5 out of 5

    Laurene

    Those familiar with the Wimpy Kid series will recognize Rowley, the side kick of Greg Heffney. Rowley decides to write a story, about a son who believes his Mom has been taken, dresses as a knight in shinning armor and storms a fortress to save her. In between Point A to Point B, the reader get's to go on a magical adventure while meeting characters from other stories, even the narwhal from Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. What stands out in this wonderful story is a middle school age boy's love o Those familiar with the Wimpy Kid series will recognize Rowley, the side kick of Greg Heffney. Rowley decides to write a story, about a son who believes his Mom has been taken, dresses as a knight in shinning armor and storms a fortress to save her. In between Point A to Point B, the reader get's to go on a magical adventure while meeting characters from other stories, even the narwhal from Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. What stands out in this wonderful story is a middle school age boy's love of his family. He is torn by the pressure of his friend, Greg, to change his story to make it sellable to the mass media or to be true to the story he wants to write which reflects his own inner core. "Be Kind"

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mazilla

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I really liked the Barbarian and his sword. I really liked the way the mermaid's narwhal took them to the ice castle quicker. I really liked the Barbarian and his sword. I really liked the way the mermaid's narwhal took them to the ice castle quicker.

  8. 4 out of 5

    the_page_.turner

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. 3.5* Greg annoyed me in this book. Rowley should be able to write his book the way HE wants too. When Greg criticized Rowley's work, it just didn't feel right. 3.5* Greg annoyed me in this book. Rowley should be able to write his book the way HE wants too. When Greg criticized Rowley's work, it just didn't feel right.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Shivvani Rao

    I didn’t like that this whole book was about a fantasy story.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lygeri

    Well...a seminar of creative writing given by Jeff Kinney, combining The Lord of the Rings and The Game of Thrones, sometimes mentioning Harry Potter and Stand by me. The Wimpy kid is right there " helping" his friend Rowley, create a fantasy book - Greg's sketching is different though, I didn't like that. I think it's an easy and interesting book for kids aged 9-12. I also think that Jeff Kinney has been subjected to so much editing by his publishers that he couldn't cope but sharing his struggl Well...a seminar of creative writing given by Jeff Kinney, combining The Lord of the Rings and The Game of Thrones, sometimes mentioning Harry Potter and Stand by me. The Wimpy kid is right there " helping" his friend Rowley, create a fantasy book - Greg's sketching is different though, I didn't like that. I think it's an easy and interesting book for kids aged 9-12. I also think that Jeff Kinney has been subjected to so much editing by his publishers that he couldn't cope but sharing his struggle with us.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Z

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I would have liked this a lot better if Greg weren't in it. He's awful, but Rowley just goes with everything he says, which is such a pain to read. I liked the scenes where Rowley's trying to show people the book, because that's extremely relatable. It could have been a really interesting conflict if Rowley ran into an issue that had nothing to do with Greg trying to boss him around, but hey, at least he got to put Santa in the story in the end, right? Rowley's actual story was okay, but switchi I would have liked this a lot better if Greg weren't in it. He's awful, but Rowley just goes with everything he says, which is such a pain to read. I liked the scenes where Rowley's trying to show people the book, because that's extremely relatable. It could have been a really interesting conflict if Rowley ran into an issue that had nothing to do with Greg trying to boss him around, but hey, at least he got to put Santa in the story in the end, right? Rowley's actual story was okay, but switching back and forth between the story and reality didn't do it for me. I don't think Jeff Kinney should be writing these Rowley books if he has no intention of ever making Rowley figure out that Greg is terrible. That's just hard to read. I'd like to be able to laugh at Rowley a little bit, but I can't bring myself to do it because he's pretty much attached himself to the most toxic kid in the entire franchise, and it's obvious from how long this series has gone on that his primary conflict is never going to be resolved.

  12. 4 out of 5

    A Sandwich

    This book is... alright, probably not the best thing that I have read from Jeff Kinney but it includes nice touches like how it shows Greg, who is Rowley's best friend is only focused on the money and commercial aspect of Rowley's novel even though Rowley, the author of the story, states himself that he is only trying to write for fun. I like how it shows the general idea of what is going to happen next due to them meeting with up in real life after every chapter to say what they are going to pu This book is... alright, probably not the best thing that I have read from Jeff Kinney but it includes nice touches like how it shows Greg, who is Rowley's best friend is only focused on the money and commercial aspect of Rowley's novel even though Rowley, the author of the story, states himself that he is only trying to write for fun. I like how it shows the general idea of what is going to happen next due to them meeting with up in real life after every chapter to say what they are going to put in the following one, although some people might not like this aspect of the book because it makes the book a bit predictable. The story in the book shows a lot of character development and creative writing, but I think it is designed for younger people. Basically if you want to read a book slightly similar to the first book, "Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid", but with more fantasy then definitely try this one out. 3.5/5

  13. 4 out of 5

    Katsuro

    The premise of this book makes you wonder about how difficult it must have been to write it. See, the premise is that this book is written by a kid, Rowley Jefferson. Now and then, the story pauses so that we get to read Rowley's thoughts about a chapter. So it's partly the story of a kid trying to write a fantasy book, and partly the story that his fantasy book tells about a young hero and his barbarian friend going on an adventure. Now, part of the fun in reading is all the ways the book is so b The premise of this book makes you wonder about how difficult it must have been to write it. See, the premise is that this book is written by a kid, Rowley Jefferson. Now and then, the story pauses so that we get to read Rowley's thoughts about a chapter. So it's partly the story of a kid trying to write a fantasy book, and partly the story that his fantasy book tells about a young hero and his barbarian friend going on an adventure. Now, part of the fun in reading is all the ways the book is so bad that it's good, like you'd expect from what a ten-year-old wrote. But the actual author of the book, the 49-year-old Jeff Kinney, must have had a heck of a hard time trying to write a story like that. When you try to write a book that's so bad it's good, it often ends up just being so bad that it's, well, bad. For instance, the plot needs to be cliché, because that's what a kid usually produces. But the thing about cliché plots is that, by definition, they're overdone to the point of being boring. That's probably the biggest issue I had with this book. And it ties into a greater issue--since the book is meant to be so bad that it's good, we're not meant to seriously care about the characters or the adventure they're going through. This means that unlike the main Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, of which this is a spinoff, the reader is never all that invested in the plot. So what if the hero's in danger? I don't care, because I'm not even meant to. To sum things up, this is still an entertaining book, but there are limits to how interesting you can make a story that's deliberately cliché and incoherent.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Vanshika Dhyani

    Let me begin by saying that I've never given any of the Wimpy Kid book less than 4 stars. They are usually a guaranteed fun read. Earlier this year I read Rowley Jefferson (I) and quite enjoyed it but this book- Jeff decided to do a story inside a story for some reason and we barely read about Rowley and Greg, it is just pages after pages of some kinda bizarre fairy-tale with Centaur, Wizard, Santa, Sherlock Holmes, Medusa, the Little Mermaid and story versions of Rowley and Greg- Ronald and Garg Let me begin by saying that I've never given any of the Wimpy Kid book less than 4 stars. They are usually a guaranteed fun read. Earlier this year I read Rowley Jefferson (I) and quite enjoyed it but this book- Jeff decided to do a story inside a story for some reason and we barely read about Rowley and Greg, it is just pages after pages of some kinda bizarre fairy-tale with Centaur, Wizard, Santa, Sherlock Holmes, Medusa, the Little Mermaid and story versions of Rowley and Greg- Ronald and Garg, respectively. Nothing new or enjoyable, just the same old story you've heard a million times as a kid. I'm so disappointed I could cry a river.

  15. 4 out of 5

    NicoleLynn (PopCrunchBoom)

    Initial thoughts: (4.5 stars) this was super cute story & I read it super fast. Loved the different topics covered, especially the overall theme of kindness & being nice. Liked the humor in it. Not sure if all kids will get every “joke” but adults definitely will! This is only my second Kinney book and I definitely need to read the first one in this series. Overall, enjoyed this one & fans of Kinney should as well!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ramsey Hootman

    I impulse-bought this at Costco for my 7 year old and ended up reading the entire thing aloud to him myself because I enjoyed it THAT much. My kid laughed at the fantasy-story and I laughed at the frame narrative, which is a hilarious takedown of basically every popular piece of advice for writers.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    This was a really fun read.

  18. 5 out of 5

    zara

    greg heffley is the epitome of an ignorant, white american teenager and i'm not sure whether i like that. (rowley is just ✨✨✨✨✨ tho) greg heffley is the epitome of an ignorant, white american teenager and i'm not sure whether i like that. (rowley is just ✨✨✨✨✨ tho)

  19. 5 out of 5

    Pod

    Ye. I feel bad judging this book too harshly, as it wasn’t created for my age group. So... imma leave it as no review.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Matty

    decent book, not as good as diary of a wimpy kid though. i like greg more than rowley.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Pattison

    Who doesn't love a childhood novel? Who doesn't love a childhood novel?

  22. 4 out of 5

    Aiden

    This book was pretty funny and all around light hearted like the other Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Anyone who is a fan of Jeff Kinney and who likes fantasy and stories should read this book. Jeff Kinney really told us a lot about Rowley in this book.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Thomas

    it was cool and such. I felt like this was not my reading level so I do not want this to count for my Goodreads because it only took 1 hour.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Trinanjana

    When anxiety hits in, I grab books primarily written for kids to bring back the sheer good old pure happiness. Here in this book, Rowley Jefferson enters into the mind of a kid who starts writing fantasy mixed with an adventure story. Ronald's attempt to write a story is same as I used to write on the back of my school notebook with my bestie while constantly negotiating the plot. With many colorful characters from pixies and trolls to the one-eyed monster and Santa Claus and Dracula made it a b When anxiety hits in, I grab books primarily written for kids to bring back the sheer good old pure happiness. Here in this book, Rowley Jefferson enters into the mind of a kid who starts writing fantasy mixed with an adventure story. Ronald's attempt to write a story is same as I used to write on the back of my school notebook with my bestie while constantly negotiating the plot. With many colorful characters from pixies and trolls to the one-eyed monster and Santa Claus and Dracula made it a big hotchpotch, but that's how a kid's mind plays. Their imagination goes to the moon and stars. While the adult me finds it very silly but the kid inside me had a lot of fun reading it. The moral of the story is that my nephew is going to grab some good books to read the next time that he visits us.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    The second book from Rowley's point of view is much more entertaining. Readers see him stepping out from Greg's shadow and creating his own story. Readers experience him writing his tale as they move through the book. He shares what he has written with Greg and evolves to ignoring how Greg tries to take over and writes what he chooses. The second book from Rowley's point of view is much more entertaining. Readers see him stepping out from Greg's shadow and creating his own story. Readers experience him writing his tale as they move through the book. He shares what he has written with Greg and evolves to ignoring how Greg tries to take over and writes what he chooses.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ellon

    This book is a little meta. With Greg constantly figuring out how to cash in on the story (why is Kinney exposing himself like that haha). I feel like that part is written more for adults than for kids. Greg is a jerk like always so I guess readers see kind of used to that. I think so kids might have trouble distinguishing between Rowley’s story and Greg and Rowley talking about the story. There were definitely some funny parts and references (like “nobody wants to read a story about a boy wizar This book is a little meta. With Greg constantly figuring out how to cash in on the story (why is Kinney exposing himself like that haha). I feel like that part is written more for adults than for kids. Greg is a jerk like always so I guess readers see kind of used to that. I think so kids might have trouble distinguishing between Rowley’s story and Greg and Rowley talking about the story. There were definitely some funny parts and references (like “nobody wants to read a story about a boy wizard”) but it reads like a story a kid wrote. I guess that’s the point but I find kids’ stories to get pretty bad. But Kinney will sell this book like crazy and that’s all that matters. Right?

  27. 4 out of 5

    Lukas

    This is a good book and would recommend it to anyone that likes Diary of a wimpy kid books!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Annabel G

    I felt like the first one was a lot better, because it's basically just Greg being a jerk to Rowley, doing terrible but kind of funny things to him. This one I didn't like as much, because, well, Rowley acts and kind of is a young child, which he's supposed to be, but still. He acts like he's 5, and his writing style is like that. But the story he writes, if it was changed up a bit, could actually turn into a pretty good one. This was a pretty good book, but I think I like Greg's series better. I felt like the first one was a lot better, because it's basically just Greg being a jerk to Rowley, doing terrible but kind of funny things to him. This one I didn't like as much, because, well, Rowley acts and kind of is a young child, which he's supposed to be, but still. He acts like he's 5, and his writing style is like that. But the story he writes, if it was changed up a bit, could actually turn into a pretty good one. This was a pretty good book, but I think I like Greg's series better. Thank you for it! PS -She'vanna is an awesome name!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Elijah

    i like it and to try it

  30. 5 out of 5

    Golden Rain

    first of all this book isn't the same of the previous book on this series I don't like it because it's not funny and terrible copied characters other stories and movies and why it is very bad it's just a terrible story written by a 8 years old kid not Jeff kinney first of all this book isn't the same of the previous book on this series I don't like it because it's not funny and terrible copied characters other stories and movies and why it is very bad it's just a terrible story written by a 8 years old kid not Jeff kinney

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