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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?

Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side. Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to f
Hardcover, First Edition, 217 pages
Published November 9th 2010 by Amulet books (first published 2010)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #5), Jeff Kinney

The story begins with Greg explaining that since he and his best friend Rowley have had a big fight, their friendship has been "history.".

Susan Heffley, Greg's mother, announces that she will be going back to college for a few months in order to stimulate her mind.

As a result, the Heffley men must take care of themselves, and most stability falls apart. Food is often ruined, and since Susan usually does the chores around the house, Greg is
daph pink ♡
Back to your regularly scheduled disappointment. (Although, did we ever really leave?) And that's my friend is the ugly truth? ...more
Madigan Mirza
Jan 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Archit by: Pooja Bhoi
Shelves: ebooks
You just can't get enough of it.

I have been introduced to these lately and I find it surprisingly addictive. This one brought in little surprises of Greg's mom leaving the house to the men and the resulting dilapidation of the daily routines, the short and thankful introduction of the domestic help and her witty circumventions around the works.

I guess the reason we all find this so intriguing and compelling is that there's that kid inside each one of us. The stupid beliefs that we all had about
Nov 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
Kenny Hernandez
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This Series Like Snack For Me 💜
Prabhjot Kaur
Greg is about to start another school year but he isn't friends with Rowley anymore. Greg's uncle Gary is getting married in the next couple months and also Greg's mum wants to start studying and as a result the men of the house will have to cook dinner a few times a week and also do their own chores. Greg's family also wants him to be more responsible now as he is getting older and he is also awaiting 'the Talk' from his Gammie as he is getting older.

When the men of the family couldn't do all t
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 100-pages
The Wimpy Kid series is crossing all the barriers of laughter, breaking all the records, leaving me roaring and screaming with laughter, also with phrases like 'Hey, listen to this one, what Greg did....'

The reason Wimpy Kid is a big yes, is because at one point or another, one finds himself in the shoes of Gregory.

He's a normal kid who wants to get famous, dreaming of dating and marrying the most popular girl in school, thinking of ways to get rid of his brother's mischief, and has an equally f
Ardent Reader
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm so addicted to the whole series now.

You are never too old for reading this.
Feb 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
More of the same great formula of simple drawing and funny line continues to rock. I think I will use same review for all the Wimpy Kid books. All are more of the same and I can't get enough of them.

People who don't read generally ask me my reasons for reading. Simply put I just love reading and so to that end I have made it my motto to just Keep on Reading. I love to read everything except for Self Help books but even those once in a while. I read almost all the genre but YA, Fantasy, Biographi
Oct 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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!
[Shai] Bibliophage
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. ...more
Jan 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
Sep 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Dec 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
You're right, Greg, you should be in no hurry to grow up. Just keep amassing information for that biography of yours. Also, Greg is the star, but Rowley steals the spotlight every time he's around! ...more
Shoumik Sakib
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Conner Rodriguez
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
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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
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
Sophia Ismaa
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
As per usual, hilarious stuff. I could live on this series... yes, more so than the HP series.
Aliyeh Ansarian
Dec 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love it.
Cooper Broadway
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
This is the worst book of this series in my opinion. The book is like the awkward middle part of the series (Much like Greg). It feels empty without Rowley, and it didn't really feel like it had a main plot. I just wasn't immersed into this book like the other ones in the series, but being a regular reader of the series, I had to read it. ...more
haton. (ibookowl)
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 not my cup of tea.
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is just so funny! It’s like I’m never too old for these books! 😂
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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 giggl
Christian Goetz
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
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

Dylan Rice
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yareli Becerril
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Okay, hands down this was the funniest D.O.A.W.K there is.
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