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The Ugly Truth
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The Ugly Truth
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, Book 5
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"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth" is the massively funny fifth title in the highly-illustrated, bestselling and award-winning "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series by Jeff Kinney. Perfect for both boys and girls of 8+, reluctant readers and all the millions of devoted Wimpy Kid fans out there. You can also discover Greg on the big screen in any one of the three "Wimpy Kid Movie" box office smashes. The massively funny fifth book in the bestselling and award-winning "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series. Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it's cracked up to be? Suddenly Greg is dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older. And after a fight with his best friend Rowley, it looks like Greg is going to have to face the "ugly truth" all by himself
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth" is the massively funny fifth title in the highly-illustrated, bestselling and award-winning "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series by Jeff Kinney. Perfect for both boys and girls of 8+, reluctant readers and all the millions of devoted Wimpy Kid fans out there. You can also discover Greg on the big screen in any one of the three "Wimpy Kid Movie" box office smashes. The massively funny fifth book in the bestselling and award-winning "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series. Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it's cracked up to be? Suddenly Greg is dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older. And after a fight with his best friend Rowley, it looks like Greg is going to have to face the "ugly truth" all by himself
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  • Text Difficulty:
    5 - 7

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    November 8, 2010
    "See, when you're a little kid, nobody ever warns you that you've got an expiration date. One day you're hot stuff and the next day you're a dirt sandwich," Greg Heffley tells readers partway into this fifth installment of Kinney's bestselling Wimpy Kid series. There's a noticeable feeling of transition in this outing as Greg negotiates a sour patch with longtime best friend Rowley, his mother's decision to go back to school, the imminence of puberty (and dreaded accompanying discussions at home and at school), and the fact that one can't stay a child forever—despite evidence to the contrary provided by Greg's Uncle Gary, who's embarking on his fourth marriage. Although there is perhaps less of a central focus in this book than in some of its predecessors, the sense that "all good things must come to an end" emerges, something that inevitably will be true of the series itself at some point. But Kinney hasn't lost his touch for spinning universal details of middle-school life into comic gold—he doesn't have to worry about becoming a dirt sandwich anytime soon. Ages 8–12.

  • School Library Journal

    May 1, 2011
    Gr 3–6—-he fifth book (Amulet Books, 2010) in Laura Oliver's popular series is just as hilarious and entertaining as its predecessors. Greg Heffly is seeking a replacement for his best friend, Rowley, as he faces the new school year. It's a daunting task trying to select a "new" best friend. But that's not all. Greg also faces issues relating to bathroom etiquette, acne, his mother returning to school, the family gathering at Grandma's for Uncle Gary's wedding, Advance Health class (sex education), girls, brotherly quandaries, and dealing with friends on Facebook. Ramon de Ocampo does an outstanding job of adding sarcasm and humor to the reading. Have the print version handy so listeners can peruse the cartoon illustrations which enrich the story.—"Linda M. Teel, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC"

    Copyright 2011 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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