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

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The massively funny fifth book in the bestselling and award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Now available as 2 x Audio CDs. Read by actor, Ramon de Ocampo.

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 awk
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Published 2010 by Penguin
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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
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
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.
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
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
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
Every time I pick up one of the books in this series, I get scared that it won't be as good as the previous ones, and every time, I end up being so wrong.
This book made me laugh so many times, & by now, I feel as if all these characters do truly exist and I feel like I know them very well.
I am definitely going to try to finish the rest of the books before the new one comes out next month. That shouldn't be hard since these books are so short and super easy to finish in no time at all.
Its re
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.
Sep 30, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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.
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!
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!!!
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
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
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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
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!
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

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.
Dylan Rice
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
hatoon (ibookowl)
2.5 not my cup of tea.
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
Alisa Kelly
Sep 18, 2014 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
Kan Puttal
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.
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.
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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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 12 books)
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  • Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #2)
  • The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #3)
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