Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 5: The Ugly Truth Hardcover – Nov 9 2010
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The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series Sun Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet Independent Hilarious! Sunday Telegraph The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Big Issue --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and five-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Plainville, Massachusetts, where he owns a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.
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Compared to the other books in this series, I think this is the best one since the original. From a kids perspective, I was told that I should warn that there is a picture of a boy's butt in this book. It's not pretty, but it is funny. Beyond that, the humor here is a *little* bit more mature in general, but still accessible to the average child reader. I suppose the strongest recommendation is that the kids I know who read it were sorry it ended so quickly (i.e., the roughly 200 pages went by too fast!). Kids wanting to read more is as good a recommendation as you can get, so maybe I'll leave it at that. If you're a fan of the series, this is a good read.
When summer's over, harsh reality returns with the school bell. For Greg Heffley, the school building door might as well be labeled, "Abandon hope all ye who enter here." Greg and Rowley (his only "friend" and usually a happy victim) have had a fight, so Greg is on his own, and he laments that ". . . it seems like EVERYONE is having more fun than me these days." Undaunted, he puts on a brave show, but there's a new threat: puberty is starting for some classmates and the adults want to share too much information about it for Greg's taste. On top of that, Greg's mom is going back to school, and the "men" in the house have to take up the load. What's a guy to do?
The jokes, the hilarious situations, the self-deluding day dreams, and new indignities pile up faster than Greg can make a mess out of them.
One of the beauties of this series is that it's written to appeal about equally to the 10-12 aged group and to adults, who will be reminded of events and thoughts they haven't considered in decades . . . but that were once "life and death." I suspect that the older group will like this book even more than the younger set. For the young people, there's an extra reward in being able to laugh about the events with friends.
Will Greg make it through? Read the book, and you'll agree that the journey is more fun than the destination.
I "devoured" this book. I didn't realize that I could become so deeply engaged in a book that I spent so little time with.
For me, this is the best book in the series and promises more good things to come as Greg gets a little older.
I marvel that Jeff Kinney can remember all of these predictable youth crises and capture them in such a fresh and engaging way. Well done!
They read it in days and now can't wait until the next one.
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My daughter loves these books. She cannot put them down even for a minute.Published 13 months ago by adriana holland
I really like this book and Diary of a Wimpy Kid is always my favorite book and this is my most favorite bookPublished on Jan. 10 2014 by HAI QING ZHANG
can not get my 8 year old boy to stop reading! isn't that great! unfortunately he is almost done the whole collection, what next!!Published on March 17 2013 by martin