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The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5) (original 2010; edition 2010)

by Jeff Kinney

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Title:The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5)
Authors:Jeff Kinney
Info:Amulet Books (2010), Hardcover, 224 pages
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney (2010)

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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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Remotely humorous, but they all kinda mix together. ( )
  morbusiff | Sep 20, 2018 |
This book is about a boy named Greg. Gregs mom made a club about reading books. Gregs and his neighbourhood kids were invited into the club. The first day everyone had to bring a book they loved and there were no novels. There were more of like graphic novels and sodukou. Gregs mom brought out books that were made her age. The next club meeting the only people there was Greg and Rowely. The next meeting after that Rowely left the club leaving greg left. Over the summer Rowely and Greg would go to a summer club and order drinks but never knew they had to pay for it. Rowley and Gregs parents decided that they both had to pay for the drinks they had which was 80 dollars. Greg was banned from the reading club but he didnt seem to care. They decided to make a lawn mowing buisness but it doesnt go well. Gregs birthday evenutally comes up and he gets money. Gregs collects all of the money and gives it to Rowelys dad. His birthday cake was also messed up because a dog ate the side of the cake and threw up. Gregs mom felt bad so the next day she bought him a fish that only lasted 2 days. Greg also goes to a school lock in and that ends up really bad. It wasnt like he expected it was boring and he was excited when they had to go to sleep. But he didnt understand why it was called a lock in when they couldnt stay up all night.

This book was really funny. I enjoyed and would recommened to some people. Some people might not find this funny maybe offensive so i would choose wisely. Love this author and his funny series. ( )
  emmad.B2 | May 31, 2018 |
This book is about a young teen named Greg. At the beginning he wanted to gain more money by asking other people in the neighborhood. He went to other people's houses to see if they could give them money by helping them out a lot. Most of the chores were by mowing the lawn or doing the laundry. He said when he is carrying the laundry, it is way harder going up then down. Later on in the story, Greg went to a 2 day school sleep over that was a lot worse than expected. There was about only 15 people and they had to talk about themselves. The story ended by doing a bad job and not getting the money he wanted. He also did not escape from the school sleepover at all.

For my opinion, this is a good book because how expressing Greg was to the story. He was stuck in the school sleep over and wanted to get out but they couldn't. They tried to use spoons to escape but they did't make a single dent on the floor. I did a high rating because how good the book is. This happened to me once when I wanted to escape from the school. This was one of the best books I read. But not a perfect book. ( )
  victorC.b2 | Mar 20, 2018 |
I love Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. They are so much fun and perfect for students that are not as interested in reading regular chapter books. This was a fun read about how Greg and his friend, Rowley, deal with the responsibilities of growing up. They figure out they are going through puberty and deal with the awkwardness of that and going to boy-girl parties. These changes are important for readers to learn about. There is an abundance of pictures in the book which help readers stay interested and entertained. The moral of the story is that you are not alone in what you're going through. ( )
  CaitlinMorrell | Oct 4, 2017 |
I don't approve how Greg treats his best-friend Rowley but after all what happened, at least they back as being friends in the end. I like how Greg's Gammie advised him not to hurry growing up and just enjoy his time as a teen now. Young readers of this series also must remember the lessons hidden behind the funny stories in this series because they are written especially for them. ( )
  fugou | Aug 14, 2017 |
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Ocampo, Ramon deNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It's been almost two and a half weeks since me and my ex-best friend, Rowley Jefferson, had our big fight.
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The popular series of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has its 5th installment with "The Ugly Truth". This book follows the struggles of growing up. It deals more with boy/girl friendships and relationships and the subject of puberty spikes the conversation. This series has nationwide popularity with children and used more for individual reading to self times.
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While trying to find a new best friend after feuding with Rowley, middle-school slacker Greg Heffley is warned by older family members that adolescence is a time to act more responsibly and to think seriously about his future.

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0143304992, 0670074993

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