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Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5: The Ugly Truth Award-winning

by Jeff Kinney (author)

Suitable for 9 - 10 years

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Product description

Follow your favourite wimp into the stormy seas of his approaching teens. This stonking comic-strip diary is funnier than ever! Greg has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be? Romance and coolness? Forget it. More like boy-girl troubles, really hard homework and awkward physical changes. How will Greg face the ugly truth?

Product Details


Diary of a Wimpy Kid (book 5)







Date published

February 1st, 2012

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.5; Middle years; 3.0 points

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  • 216 pages


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  1. Owais
    on 4 December 2017

    The Diary of a wimpy kid

    I liked the Dairy of a wimpy kid the ugly truth because it was very funny.

  2. Sinéad Leahy
    on 27 February 2012


    It'z lyk totally funny! :P LOL nd easy 2 read! which is real good 4 me!

    5out of 5

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  1. Clarice thumb 136

    on 24 April 2016

    Sounds amazing!! I have not read it yet but I would love to read it!!

  2. Dog 113532

    on 26 August 2015

    This was gregs teens life. Yes in i think soooo😉. U can enjoy this book. Have a good reading!!!!!!😛

  3. Avatar owl 761790

    on 26 June 2015

    This book was really good. I like the bit when the maid that works at Greg’s house is found by Greg’s mum with some of her friends watching Television.

  4. Avatar princess 761798

    on 2 March 2015

    even though I haven’t read this book I still think this is awsome book to read

    5out of 5
  5. Avatar cleopatra 761742

    on 21 February 2015


  6. Evie 113313

    on 8 January 2015

    A very funny book ,the best part was Gregs remembering techniques!!!!!

    5out of 5
  7. Jane blonde 113694

    on 11 November 2014

    a great book quite funny

    3out of 5
  8. Harry thumb 228

    on 24 September 2014

    the funniest book i liked the part that was telling about the butt part when gereg is finding a friend

  9. Avatar owl 761790

    on 16 September 2014


  10. Monkey 113537

    on 15 June 2014

    Very good!

    5out of 5
  11. Bellasara 113282

    on 23 March 2014

    FANTASTIC I will look farwads to your next book

  12. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 11 March 2014

    Well you should let ppl read the whole book!!😡😡

    1out of 5
  13. Bellasara 113282

    on 9 March 2014

    I loved it . Really good.its funny and much better when u understand what you are reading

  14. Avatar owl 761790

    on 8 March 2014

    Loved this book.!!!

  15. Evie 113313

    on 7 March 2014

    Good book

  16. Giraffe zebra 113509

    on 5 March 2014

    Very funny, I would definitely recommend this book to young teenagers !

    4out of 5
  17. Hayley 113303

    on 5 March 2014

    These books isn’t just got boys I’m a girl and I really enjoyed it

    3out of 5
  18. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2014

    i thought this was an amazing book. full of detail and i could place myself in the book as one of the characters.

    5out of 5
  19. Croc 113527

    on 4 March 2014

    I like this series. It’s very funny.

    5out of 5
  20. Avatar owl 761790

    on 4 March 2014

    This is the 5th installments in the seiries and is great.

  21. Dog 113532

    on 14 January 2014

    I think this can be only unterstand by teenagers or persons who had been a teenager. i loved it. it is superb!

    5out of 5
  22. Avatar robot 761806

    on 15 December 2013

    i think this book is amazing because it tells you what is going on in his life and all the embarrassing moments hes had in his life .

    5out of 5
  23. Fairy thumb 11

    on 29 August 2013

    it good

    5out of 5
  24. Evie 113313

    on 23 March 2013

    I absolutely adore this book it is so funny I’ve read all of the diary of the wimpy kid books even third wheel!!!!

  25. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 9 March 2013

    Great book!Love it!

    5out of 5
  26. Default avatar

    on 8 March 2013

    A very funny book I would recommend it to all my friends it’s great.

  27. Jane blonde 113694

    on 8 March 2013

    fantastic book

  28. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 7 March 2013

    I give this book 5 stars because it’s like a whole new world you’ve entered by reading these series.this book is quite funny so you should read it.

  29. Avatar fairy 761766

    on 7 March 2013

    the book was really good

  30. Dora thumb 222

    on 7 March 2013

    What’s going to happen to greg now?

  31. Default avatar 807810

    on 6 March 2013

    very good

    5out of 5
  32. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 6 March 2013

    love it and would read it again

    5out of 5
  33. Avatar owl 761790

    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

  34. Default avatar

    on 5 March 2013

    brilliant! love this book!

  35. Pearl 113298

    on 4 March 2013

    i would like to give this book a 5/5 because it is very funny and i can relate to some things in this book. i enjoyed this book thoroughly and i hope you do too.

  36. Pearl 113298

    on 4 March 2013

    Like all of Jeff Kinney’s books, this is SO AWESOME 1000000/5!

  37. Hayley 113303

    on 3 March 2013

    Comedy for anyone who loves a good laugh

  38. Avatar robot 761806

    on 21 February 2013

    its funny but i liked it

  39. Default avatar

    on 20 February 2013

    This was a kind of weird book but extreme funnines included

    3out of 5
  40. Storm 113293

    on 18 February 2013

    This book is very funny, and I would recomended for everyone.

  41. Hayley 113303

    on 8 December 2012


    5out of 5
  42. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 22 October 2012

    I loved it , i read it in 3 days and it was a lot of fun and i felt like i was super glued to the book.A lot of people should read this.Maciek

  43. Avatar owl 761790

    on 12 May 2012

    I loved this book i think anyone can read it girls or boys :)

    4out of 5
  44. Flat stanley thumb 225

    on 15 April 2012

    I love this book it was special too me because that was the first book of the series that i read

    1out of 5
  45. Clarice thumb 136

    on 4 April 2012

    Baby-ish but hilarious.

    I only read this because I read the others and had to buy it as it was not in our library, but it WAS worth it!

    ** Stars

    HINT: When you open the book, you will find a picture. IT IS OF AN ARM!!

  46. Petula 113689

    on 8 March 2012

    this is a awsme book my sis ters ge tting it its so epic

    5out of 5
  47. Petula 113689

    on 7 March 2012

    Looks good, Really Good!

  48. Avatar lion 761782

    on 4 March 2012

    This one WAS funny! What was that headgear thingy anyway? * * * *

  49. Evie 113313

    on 2 March 2012

    sooo funny

  50. Default avatar

    on 2 March 2012

    this book is the best!!

  51. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 1 March 2012

    i love the pictures in these books they are just amazing.

  52. Avatar owl 761790

    on 1 March 2012

    This book is hilarous I was crying with laughter on how funny this book is. My friends and I always talk about this book considering how long it’s been out! I recommend this for budding authors, Keep calm and read Wimpy Kid

    5out of 5
  53. Bellasara 113282

    on 1 March 2012

    This is the perfect book if you want to laugh, and it can get all children into reading. Kinney has brought Greg to life and he can feel like a brother to young boys. This book is perfect for younger readers who want a light, funny, entertaining book.

  54. Clarice thumb 136

    on 29 February 2012

    i love this book i was so keen that i read it in 2 days

  55. Default avatar 807810

    on 29 February 2012

    i love this book because it is very interesting because i love to look how people are thinking so thankyou to the author who wrote this

  56. Default avatar

    on 29 February 2012

    This is a great book over all. Funny and laughter all the way.

  57. Gruffalo 113679

    on 26 February 2012

    The best book I have ever read :)

  58. Petula 113689

    on 25 February 2012

    this is a good book and a really good diary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  59. Goldie 113308

    on 17 February 2012

    i loved the style of the handwriting and the story