Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5: The Ugly Truth Award-winning by Jeff Kinney (author)

The Ugly Truth

Suitable for 9 - 10 years

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The fifth laugh-out-loud, fully-illustrated Diary of a Wimpy Kid book from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney! A global phenomenon with 250 million copies of the series sold worldwide!

Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. Being older means you can live alone, eat whatever you want for dinner and don’t have to share with your brothers. PERFECT.

At least, that’s what Greg thought, but it turns out there’s a lot more to growing up like dealing with boy/girl dances, increased responsibilities and awkward changes.

On top of all this, he’s fighting with this best friend Rowley, and is being dragged to his uncle’s FIFTH wedding. Surely there’s more to growing up than THIS?

WHAT’S IN DIARY OF A WIMPY KID? 50% words, 50% cartoons, 100% hilarious! Stories that all readers can’t wait to get their hands on Laughter guaranteed!


And DON’T MISS an all-new fantasy from Greg’s best friend in Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure, the follow-up to the instant #1 bestseller Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal.

‘Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children’s authors on the planet’ Independent

Have you read all the DIARY OF A WIMPY KID series? Diary of a Wimpy Kid Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End – the BRAND NEW Wimpy Kid book – out now!!

Product Details


Diary of a Wimpy Kid (book 5)







Date published

February 1st, 2012

Lexile measure


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!

    5 out of 5

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  1. hermionefan107
    on 19 January 2021

    Good but not the best book about greg

    3 out of 5
  2. Dodo12
    on 18 July 2020

    This book looks fantastic but maby there is better books

  3. emerald234
    on 24 April 2016

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

  4. Milogirl
    on 26 August 2015

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

  5. bluepeter123456
    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.

  6. booksarefun12310
    on 2 March 2015

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

    5 out of 5
  7. hermayani
    on 21 February 2015


  8. sangs
    on 8 January 2015

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

    5 out of 5
  9. elliebff
    on 11 November 2014

    a great book quite funny

    3 out of 5
  10. uzair201455
    on 24 September 2014

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

  11. icecream2020
    on 16 September 2014


    on 15 June 2014

    Very good!

    5 out of 5
  13. aiesha2005
    on 23 March 2014

    FANTASTIC I will look farwads to your next book

  14. sebastiano3
    on 11 March 2014

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

    1 out of 5
  15. crazykitty
    on 9 March 2014

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

  16. zippy123
    on 8 March 2014

    Loved this book.!!!

  17. bookworm823
    on 7 March 2014

    Good book

  18. heart29
    on 5 March 2014

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

    4 out of 5
  19. Spidergirl
    on 5 March 2014

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

    3 out of 5
  20. cpugh5345
    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.

    5 out of 5
  21. Sushi21
    on 4 March 2014

    I like this series. It’s very funny.

    5 out of 5
  22. Cheerforevers
    on 4 March 2014

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

  23. wimpydog
    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!

    5 out of 5
  24. Nikhil83
    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 .

    5 out of 5
  25. hellokitty34
    on 29 August 2013

    it good

    5 out of 5
  26. lawrr016
    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!!!!

  27. thunderball72
    on 9 March 2013

    Great book!Love it!

    5 out of 5
  28. Nashdasher
    on 8 March 2013

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

  29. lap312i
    on 8 March 2013

    fantastic book

  30. Romaisa
    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.

  31. demilade
    on 7 March 2013

    the book was really good

  32. lmdrld
    on 7 March 2013

    What’s going to happen to greg now?

  33. peadar456
    on 6 March 2013

    very good

    5 out of 5
  34. rockstar101
    on 6 March 2013

    love it and would read it again

    5 out of 5
  35. bugzy72
    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

  36. natashakrywald
    on 5 March 2013

    brilliant! love this book!

  37. ellie-melay27
    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.

  38. TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 4 March 2013

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

  39. abirnawi20
    on 3 March 2013

    Comedy for anyone who loves a good laugh

  40. dude1234
    on 21 February 2013

    its funny but i liked it

  41. Magicme11
    on 20 February 2013

    This was a kind of weird book but extreme funnines included

    3 out of 5
  42. antonela123
    on 18 February 2013

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

  43. willow18
    on 8 December 2012


    5 out of 5
  44. 12maciek
    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

  45. lemonade123
    on 12 May 2012

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

    4 out of 5
  46. billybigbum
    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

    1 out of 5
  47. MaYaM-XD
    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!!

  48. lukeox
    on 8 March 2012

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

    5 out of 5
  49. KarlMagic33
    on 7 March 2012

    Looks good, Really Good!

  50. smileitsfriday
    on 4 March 2012

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

  51. sweethart184
    on 2 March 2012

    sooo funny

  52. angelslater
    on 2 March 2012

    this book is the best!!

  53. Flissy22
    on 1 March 2012

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

  54. kola5689
    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

    5 out of 5
  55. indigobeam
    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.

  56. monkeymolly
    on 29 February 2012

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

  57. clubpenguin85
    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

  58. Rosehip
    on 29 February 2012

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

  59. Bromdon
    on 26 February 2012

    The best book I have ever read :)

  60. willwater
    on 25 February 2012

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

    5 out of 5
  61. orujian
    on 17 February 2012

    i loved the style of the handwriting and the story