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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 Jana, find out yourself if you read it you will get a lot of information including what you want to know.
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 Mirza
Jan 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #5), Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth is a 2010 bestselling children's fiction book by American author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney and is the fifth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. 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 h
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Archit Ojha
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Ariel
Nov 09, 2010 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
Jun 26, 2013 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.
Pooja
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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, lisen 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 fu
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AMEERA
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This Series Like Snack For Me 💜
Prashant
Feb 16, 2012 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 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.
Bowoo
Oct 21, 2010 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!
[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.
Yasmin
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
هذا الكتاب من سلسلة يوميات طالب
كتاب للاطفال ومناسب لجميع الفئات العمرية
نوع الكتاب يشبه نوعا ما القصص المصورة والمذكرات في نفس الوقت
كتاب خفيف لطيف ممتع انهيته بجلسه واحده
استمتعت بقراءته وكان وقت مناسب لقراءة هذا الكتاب

طبعا شاهدت اكثر من مره الفيلم الذي اخذ من اول كتاب بالسلسلة منذ زمن ولكن لم يعجبني كثيراً ، ووجدت الكتب ممتعة واجمل بكثير .

funny book , i love it
Nicholas
Jan 10, 2011 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.
Brody
Sep 30, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kenny.707
Dec 05, 2010 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
Anna
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Ακόμα μία ιστορία με το αγαπημένο μου σπασικλάκι, σε ένα βιβλίο για τις ιδιαιτερότητες της εφηβείας, την αξία της παιδικής ηλικίας, τον τέταρτο γάμο του θείου Γκάρι, τη φοιτήτρια - μαμά, την οικιακή βοηθό (που θα γίνουμε ρεζίλι αν βρει το σπίτι ασυμμάζευτο) και τη νύχτα στο σχολείο!!!
Yuthika
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Shoumik Sakib
Nov 24, 2014 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
Conner Rodriguez
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good Reads

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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Cooper Broadway
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.
Tam_ the_ med_bookie
The dilemma of growing up😄
Greg thinks he is too smart yet every plan of his backfires!
Another hilarious one. However, the narration is a bit dull compared to the other books.
The mom tries her best to keep track of her 3 boys, the dad is just too tired of saying anything. The gramma lives separately yet she plays a vital part. The grandpa is so damn funny in that he practically knows nothing about kids when he is left to watch the boys while the couple goes for another vacation.
Everything goes so
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haton. (ibookowl)
2.5 not my cup of tea.
Sophia Ismaa
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As per usual, hilarious stuff. I could live on this series... yes, more so than the HP series.
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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Christian Goetz
Nov 19, 2012 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

Dylan Rice
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
IT WAS AMAZEING
Yareli Becerril
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, hands down this was the funniest D.O.A.W.K there is.
Reese
Dec 06, 2010 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 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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Eddie
Apr 06, 2011 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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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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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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