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The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5)

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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 hi
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Hardcover, 217 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Puffin Books (first published 2010)
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Daniel Well the ugly truth makes a lot of sense because if you know something bad is going to happen like how on the back says is he getting older and does…moreWell the ugly truth makes a lot of sense because if you know something bad is going to happen like how on the back says is he getting older and does it mean the ugly truth? Well it means bad truth and that will explain why because lie does not tell a lie it will be the truth about him just growing up.(less)
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Madigan McGillicuddy
This was a very funny book, but perhaps not quite as funny as the rest of the series. Don't get me wrong! The Ugly Truth has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. But, while the first four books had me roaring with laughter, erupting in guffaws, and frequently demanding to read aloud portions of the inspired insanity to anyone within earshot while gasping and trying to catch my breath, this latest offering only had me chuckling ruefully, or perhaps breaking out in a broad grin from time to time. I t ...more
Ariel
Nov 09, 2010 Ariel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very funny book. I loved all the parts of the book but I especially loved the part where Greg overheard his parents in thinking that he was going to be the GROOMSMEN because they were getting him a tux. He thinks he gets to join in on the party that's held for the to-be married man. But turned out he was the assistant flower boy. I was laughing so hard because he had to hold the flowers for Manny. i recommend this book to all who loves humor books.
Kenny Hernandez
Sep 08, 2013 Kenny Hernandez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book like really great also I love page 133-163 trust me on this book. This book will make you laught hard and cry hard because this book was base on me because I all ways is worry for the first day of school. It also talks about how Greg lose's his BEST friend but in the end of this book Greg and Rolwey(best friend) gets back to get together.
Prashant
Nov 04, 2012 Prashant rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book more than any of the other Wimpy kids for two reasons. First being that it was awesome and funny. Second, this being the last book in my box set I was savoring every page because I knew I have come to the end of the fun journey. I found this book funnier than the others because now Greg has started to have some real issue related to puberty and relations. He is having a tough time dealing and ignoring his one time best friend Rowley and things got worse when Rowley got a pimple ...more
Alyssa
Feb 07, 2011 Alyssa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book it had a lot of humor in the book.I also liked it because George's life is a lot like mine with school, brothers, home stuff etc.
Brody
Nov 18, 2010 Brody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kenny.707
Dec 12, 2010 Kenny.707 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think its the best of all the other ones.If you like funny books , you should read this.Greg Heffley and Rowley had a fight, and now they are not friends anymore.Now Greg and Rowley have to find new best friends.Greg thought that things would be changing with him and Rowley,but that didnt happen because Rowley had found a replacement friend.Actually his parents paid for the replacements.In the beginning Greg is alone with no friends to talk to.On page 12, he is sitting by himslf while a kid na ...more
Nicholas
Jan 24, 2011 Nicholas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this book is for people who like humer books and are in grades 2 to 6. My favorite part of the book was when Greg climed through the sewer to Rowely's house just so he could dodge Fregly(The wierd kid). The auther of this book is Jeff Kinney. I think this book was really funny becuase they do really wierd stuff like trying to ditch school.
Bowoo
Nov 12, 2010 Bowoo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!!!!!
Recommended to Bowoo by: my instincts
This book was really good, even though it was a little weirdddddd, and for the people who read this, u probably know wat im talking about! :D Oh, and can u believe it? It was 215 pages long, but I read it in one day!
Shoumik Sakib
Jan 22, 2015 Shoumik Sakib rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book Greg has lost his best friend Rowley because of an argument that they had. His best friend Rowley's parents have hired some people to be his friend. Meanwhile Greg Is always bored and has no other friends to do anything with. Everyone out there seems to be having more fun then Greg. He feels left out. Everything is pretty normal at school but Rowley and Greg are trying their best to try to avoid each other. His uncle Gary was having his third wedding which was a complete dag to go ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
گرک هفلی، همیشه عجله دارد تا زودتر بزرگ شود، اما بزرگ شدن هم دردسرهای مخصوص به خودش را دارد. او ناگهان با فشارهای زیادی روبرو، و درگیر اتفاقهای عجیبی میشود. مثل: مهمانیهای شبانه، افزایش مسئولیتها، و حتی تغییرات ناشی از سن بلوغ

The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #5), Jeff Kinney
عنوان: بچه ی دست و پا چلفتی و حقیقت ناخوشایند؛ نویسنده: جف کینی؛ مترجم: شقایق قندهاری؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، پنجره، 1391، در 216 ص، مصور، اندازه 14/5 در 21/5؛ فروست: ماجراهای بچه ی دست و پا چلفتی شماره 5؛ شابک: 97896422225
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Conner Rodriguez
Mar 07, 2013 Conner Rodriguez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Name: Conner Rodriguez
Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Date: 4/8/13
Period: 4
Author: Jeff Kinney
Summary
I chose the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid because I wanted to continue the series. Diary of a Wimpy kid is about two kids named Greg and Rowley who are in there final year in middle school. In their final year there friendship gets a little torn apart by Greg maturing and Rowley still acting like a five year old. My favorite quote in this book is when Greg’s mom makes him fold th
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Emily
Ένα ξεκαρδιστικό σε μερικά σημεία του βιβλίο, το οποίο έπεσε τυχαία στα χέρια μου στην αγγλική έκδοση με σκληρό εξώφυλλο.
Είναι το 5ο της σειράς των 10 βιβλίων που έχουν ήδη κυκλοφορήσει, με τις περιπέτειες του μικρού Γκρεγκ.
Στο ημερολόγιο του περιγράφει την καθημερινότητα του, που φαίνεται ότι την προτιμά χωρίς αλλαγές. Δυστυχώς όμως για αυτόν, η μαμά του αποφασίζει να ξαναγυρίσει στα θρανία, οπότε η οικογένεια θα πρέπει να κάνει πολλά πράγματα πλέον μόνη της. Πράγμα που αποδεικνύεται αρκετά δύ
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Christian Goetz
Dec 17, 2012 Christian Goetz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's about a guy named Greg who has a friend named Rowley and they become enemies. And there at parties without Rowley by his side. So Rowley's parents get him a thing called "Big Brother". And it's a guy that acts like a brother to Rowley. At the end they end up becoming friends.

I would reccommend this book. You will like it because it's kind of like our life.4/5

Eddie
Apr 06, 2011 Eddie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff Kinney “I’LL bet I can fit your whole foot in my mouth”(pg.3)
Greg has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is being a grown up all that.
Greg was going to a boys and girls party. Greg had to go. When he got there there were girls. He said “its not going to be that bad because there is girls here Rowley”. In till he saw all the girls going to the other room. It was freezing in the room they were in. Then they tried to escape by the window but they were sealed on. On
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Reese
Dec 06, 2010 Reese rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Life Can Be Hard Sometimes
What would you do if the weekend before going back to school you broke up with your best friend... maybe your only friend at all. In The Ugly Truth, an auto-biography by Jeff Kinney, takes place in a bunch of settings, like Gregory's house, and his school. It's the beginning of the year and Greg got in another fight with his best friend Rowley, and they are no longer talking anymore, and to make matters even more awkward Rowleys be
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Xander Graham
May 31, 2012 Xander Graham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Ugly Truth
by Jeff Kinney
published 2010
fiction

Greg, the protagonist, writes in a diary most everyday. The setting is everywhere around Greg's house and the school that he goes to. There is no main problem in this book but some are Greg and his friend Rowley trying to become friends again after a long time of not talking to each other. Another problem that was in the book was when he tried to get into a commercial but failed to another kid that wasn't as good as him. The
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Alisa Kelly
Oct 22, 2014 Alisa Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I like the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney, because it is funny and have some really hard life lesson in this book. Diary of a wimpy kid was about this boy named Greg Heffley.Greg has a mom named Susan, older brother which is Rodrick, grandma thats called Gammie , and best friend named Rowley.Greg is dealing with the pressures of a boy and girls party. Greg also started going through a little thing called puberty. Greg didn’t know what to do without his best friend Rowley. Greg had got
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Natalie
Greg and Rowley are on the outs. The trouble is, Greg doesn't have anyone to replace him with.



He's also dealing with growing up. It's not all fun and games. And there are also boy and girl parties coming up. Times are changing.



My favorite part was when the Heffley's got a maid.

All I can say is, if being a maid means watching TV all day, eating snacks, and taking naps in my bed, then I guess I've finally found a career I can get excited about.

This a is a fantastic series. So many giggles and
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Kan Puttal
16/1/13
I really enjoyed reading this book. This book is very easy to understand and it also have picture throughout that story, which makes this book enjoyable and not boring.
26/1/13
From the beginning of the book until now it's very fun and I enjoyed it alot. When I read this book it is fun because the narrator is about my age and he feels and thinks like the way I think and feel.
3/2/13
I am coming toward the ending the story. This book is getting very boring at this point but there is still so
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Alondra Rodriguez
The book is about greg and taking care of a egg that his teacher gave him and something happens I think that a 5 grader will like it because it has some drawings that they will like I like this book because it talks about a kid that lazy and does crazy stuff with his best friend from school and close to his house
Nyasia
Feb 20, 2011 Nyasia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This Book is HILAROUS!!!!!!!!!! i like towards the end when they show the picture of his uncle and dad i like how Rowley and Greg Become best friends again. I Would totally recommend this book not because it's funny but because it intersting and you get a couple of good laughs!!!!!!!! on every page!!!!!!!!!!!
Noah Moon
Sep 29, 2015 Noah Moon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think the book and the series of this book is great, although i do read these book really fast, and pull out another one right out from my closet. I have all of them and i read them over and over, and buy all the new ones that come out.
nataly
Apr 04, 2011 nataly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
since i just finish the book i think this is the best book of the world i think nobody beets it like its so funny, dramatic and i could go on and on but for me this is the best best i have ever read in my whole life.
Teagan Mann
Basically, this whole series shows how much of a jerk Greg is.
Reading this to fill my reading challenge and relive my childhood to be honest.
Jacob Gonzalez
Dec 30, 2014 Jacob Gonzalez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you ever felt like your not growing up fast enough this is the book to read. The type of fiction is realistic fiction. My opinion of this book is that's it's really good because I do a lot of the same things as the main character.
This story is about Greg Heffely's life during his pre-teen yesrs. Greg talks about different places such as school and home. Greg's mom Susan is going back to school. Frank, Greg's dad is making the kids do more responsibility. Some of their responsibility include
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Sergio
Mar 05, 2013 Sergio rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
· This book explains the story of a guy called Greg. In this book they explain how Greg is growing up and he needs make some changes in his life that affect his fame and his friends. And how Greg lost his best friend because he was being mean with Rowley and how they became friends again.



· This book is humor like all Jeff Kinney’s books. The phrases that give evidence that this book is humor are:

‘Dear Gregory, make sure you change your diaper after lunch .Love Mommy’ (elder brother’s note for Gr
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Zubaidah
R1 I read the 5th book

Diary of a wimpy kid is a great book. it is really funny if you read it you will be impressed. the author is Jeff kidney.
It's about a boy named gergory he has a friend named rowley .They are not popular in school.
They got in a big fight gergory makes him do most of the things. And he got mad because school was almost coming for him and he wanted to
Have friends but because of him and rowleys fight he won't make friends he tried to make friends but he could not because
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Guille
Nov 19, 2015 Guille rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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In my point of view, it was one of the best books I've read so far. The book "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth" is a very funny book. Jeff Kinney did a wonderful job at presenting this novel. It was very detailed and it included lots of funny moments. It made the book really enjoyable. It basically explains how Greg stopped being friends with Rowley, but they turn out to go through awkward situations together. Greg learns the truth of becoming mature. If I may say so, this book was a super ...more
Dfreija4
I only read 97 pages
Greg Heffley, a boy in middle school that never did want to mature, wanted to have his mom do everything for him, he just never wanted to do his own homework alone or have to wake up alone and etc. But his mom decided to go back to school and see of she enjoyed it. So when Greg heard about this he was really upset because his dad was always telling him chores to do and that Greg needed to just grow up! Then when Greg tried to do everything on his own he messed up everything.
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Jeff Kinney is an author of children's books including Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. Jeff was born in College Park, Maryland, in 1971 where he created a comic strip called "Igdoof."He also created the children's website 'Poptropica'.
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