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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff…

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (2010)

by Jeff Kinney

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Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (5)

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    BookshelfMonstrosity: Diary of a Wimpy Kid has a lot more drawings, but both of these laugh-out-loud books are made even funnier by their cartoon illustrations. Both books also have great characters (from seriously quirky to utterly normal) who have realistic middle-school embarrassments, problems--and victories.… (more)

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I love these books. This one was great but seemed very short. I read it straight through in an hour. The best since the first. ( )
  NghtStlkr64 | Apr 27, 2016 |
In this fifth installment of the wildly popular series, Greg is confronted with school life without his best friend (or any friend at all, it seems). In the midst of struggling to find a new best friend, he's being exposed to the world of hormones and bodily changes.

Greg doesn't take the information seriously. And why should he? He gets the typical biology lesson at school and Grandma's talk about enjoying your youth before getting bunions. Growing up is confusing, and the adults who try to explain it just confuse Greg even more.

Greg's voice remains true and fans of the series will certainly enjoy this latest installment. Kinney takes on the topic of puberty and growing older in a way that readers will be able to connect with. This book does a great job at keeping up the humorous look at pre-teen life while also hinting to the bumpy road ahead. ( )
  jennk | Mar 11, 2016 |
"One day you're hot stuff and the next day you're a dirt sandwich." Greg Heffley bluntly sums up the messy business of entering adolescence. There are a lot of changes this fall for Greg: Mom decides to return to school, the boys and girls at school are attending SEPARATE health classes, he and Rowley aren't really hanging out anymore, and Greg is highly aware of his peers' social strata. Greg's diary entries are lengthier and it seems odd that Rowley isn't prominent in this book. Even with the differences, the funny factor rates high. It will be interesting to see where Greg's story goes next..."Diary of a Wimpy Kid: First Date Disaster"? ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by: Jeff Kinney
I rate this book a 5/5
This book is historical fiction. In this book it explains the life of a tennager fighting thruogh school whithout his best friend Rowley Jefferson. Greg Heffley (the main character) is in middle school with a bunch of weird kids. In the book it explains his life in diary form it is all first person. Greg goes through some tough time from losing his best friend to a bad housekeeper. at the end it all turns out good.
I do recommend this book. ( )
1 vote youarecool | Dec 15, 2015 |
Who doesn’t love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book? This book takes a relatable main character Greg Heffley, and places him in a real life situation of a kid struggling with friendship. The author writes through the inner dialog of Greg and his feelings as he secretly struggles with finding friends after a huge fight with his best friend who now has a new friend. Greg is very jealous. It is interesting watch the progression of the main characters thoughts jump from scene to scene and from story to story. The book stays in a semi linear direction but frequently jumps to side bars to give more detail. It is almost as if the author is inside Greg’s mind and is writing any possible thought that comes to mind. I really enjoy the language and voice created in this book and all the others in this series. Although some parents thin this book is inappropriate for their children I feel that the book is a realistic interpretation of a young boys struggles while growing up. ( )
1 vote FrancescaOliveira | Nov 29, 2015 |
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This is a really good book to read for little kids and for grown ups and its fun!
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Since their last event together did not go well, middle-schoolers Greg Heffley and his friend Rowley must decide whether they will stay friends.

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