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The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 5) Hardcover – Dolby, November 1, 2010
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I read it. I enjoyed it and thought it was humorous. If I taught middle school or MAYBE even 5th grade, I would highly recommend it. However, I am really struggling with whether or not to include it in my classroom library. As other reviewers have said, kids who don't like to read devour each and every one of these books. My students beg me to make them available. However, the puberty theme gives me pause. For most kids and their parents, I don't think there's an issue. However, I can see this series opening a can of worms with "that one parent". Even in our society where kids grow up so much faster than we did and are more savvy, not all kids are. In middle school, these issues are happening, whether parents want to face them or not. In 4th grade... I'm not sure if I feel comfortable making that call.
So, on to the book! "The Ugly Truth" was laugh-out loud funny. My middle-schooler called out from the next room many times to get my attention to read the funny parts out loud to me. After she finished, I read the whole book myself before she scooped it up again to share with friends at school.
It's refreshing to finally see a comic character grow up because let's face it, puberty isn't pretty, but it is funny. Our Wimpy Kid Greg finally realizes that he is no longer a cute little kid. Now he's finding out the top secrets about puberty (which Rowley hopes not to "catch") in boys-only health class. Going to the harsh grown up dentist instead of the cuddly kids' version, Greg ends up with not only the fear of gingivitis instilled in him, but even worse, HEADGEAR. My favorite scene was the school "lock-in" that went awry in so many ways. I won't spoil the main silliness but the only way the teachers can think of to get the boys to settle down is to turn the heat off and air conditioning on so that they have to stay in their sleeping bags. Meanwhile, the girls are living the sweet life in the heated library media room.
Rowley and Greg were kept apart for much of the book, but their on-and-off friendship, and the attempts by Rowley's parents to find a more mentoring "pal" to replace Greg, were understandable, and funny.Read more ›
But then, can you allow your creation to grow up, and still keep that spark of good-hearted obliviousness that makes your character so popular? (I'm thinking here of how Gary Trudeau tried so hard, but just ran out of steam with "Doonesbury".) Well, so far so good on the Greg Heffley front.
And, because Greg is allowed to grow up, the books haven't become stale or repetitive. The perspective and the issues that matter have changed a bit, and that seems to be keeping everything fresh. So, read on and look forward to the next volume.
Do you ever want the ugly truth about something? Well guess what? Diary the Wimpy Kid the Ugly Truth is a great book for you! The authors name is Jeff Kinney. There are 217 pages in the story. That means 217 pages of the ugliest truth ever! I hope you enjoy!
Here is a sort summary about The Ugly Truth. Greg wants to become famous and thinks that he is the best. Even though he is not course. So he tells lies and tries to act cool and ever thing but it doesn't work on any body. Especially when he says he is going to this really cool party that no one can get in to unless you are invited. So, he prints pictures off the internet of the party and prints his face on them and ever one sees them and . . . doesn't believe him. Of course! Read on if you enjoy!
My favorite part of the book is when Greg wants to go to a school lock-in and when he gets there he sees his so called friend Rowley there and tries to stay away from him as much as he can. Then when every one gets cozy . . .they play video games! And of course Greg doesn't bring any thing that's a video game.
The most important thing I learned from this story is that its very good to express your feelings in a journal or diary. I guess if you want to.
Other books by Jeff Kinney are the other series of Dairy of a wimpy kid are Rodrick rules, The last Straw, Dog Days, and the ugly truth!
My recommendation is that you should read this book! It's a funny, hilarious and a bit of a mystery. So keep a look out for the book, hope you like it!
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I'd rate this book 9 out of 10 because of the funny, entertaining way the book is. I took one star off because, although it is very funny, it sometimes gets over the top. Read morePublished 1 hour ago by Rosy Arya
My grandson absolutely loved the entire collection. He has earned the love of reading through these books. He is now into similar more complex books. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Mariela Menendez
I loved it I have every book now. They are all awesome thanks kindle for having the diary of a wimpy kid books.Published 6 days ago by Tracey russell
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