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

by Jeff Kinney (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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Product description

Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be? Suddenly, the Wimpy Kid finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl relations, parties, new responsibilities and awkward physical changes! And he hasn’t even got his best friend Rowley by his side! Can Greg make it through so much weirdness on his own? Or will he finally have to face the ugly truth? Follow our favourite Wimpy Kid into the stormy seas of his approaching teens in the latest hilarious comic-strip diary from a No. 1 bestselling series!

Product Details





Date published

November 4th, 2010

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.5; Middle years; 3.0 points



UK edition


Jeff Kinney

131645 jeff kinney 1 698074


  1. someone
    on 17 February 2011


    this is brilliant (diary of a wimpy kid) books they have to keep on making more of them there brilliant

    5out of 5
  2. sidas
    on 10 February 2011

    the wimpy kid

    it looks asome really asome

    i am going to order this book
    you really nead to read thes book it asome

    comon read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  3. Sofia
    on 28 January 2011

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid Days

    I find it really funny the way that Jeff Kinney makes the Heffly family work and Roderick tells Greg all of those things. I like the bit when they go swimming and there's a sign that makes Greg think that he cant go in the pool and that he has to go in with a adult but actually he dose not. Great book Jeff Kinney it is so popular its great write some more.
    xxxx:) :(

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What kids think

  1. Bellasara 113282

    on 10 December 2016

    I love this book

    5out of 5
  2. Ef dragon thumb 5

    on 29 October 2016


    5out of 5
  3. Avatar owl 761790

    on 29 June 2015

    This book was very funny. I like the part when Greg auditions for the Peachy Breeze Ice Cream Commercial.

    5out of 5
  4. Bellasara 113282

    on 27 April 2014

    i think this book is a great big WOW!

  5. Avatar owl 761790

    on 9 March 2014

    This is seriously awkward but hilarious!

  6. Default avatar

    on 8 March 2014

    i like this book it is very funny

    5out of 5
  7. Fairy thumb 11

    on 8 March 2014

    It’s an awesome book u need to read it if u haven’t yet I loved it it’s awsome

    5out of 5
  8. Abigail 113288

    on 6 March 2014

    Again this is suitable for all ages so any one can read it really all the diary of wimpy kid

    Read to Find out the ugly truth

  9. Jane blonde 113694

    on 6 March 2014


  10. Evie 113313

    on 4 March 2014


    5out of 5
  11. Avatar owl 761790

    on 4 March 2014

    This book is about the perks and downs of being in high school

  12. Avatar fairy 761766

    on 25 February 2014

    how on earth do u read books ?

  13. Monkey 113537

    on 11 January 2014

    Really good Love it alot. Really funny as always the normal Kinney fun

  14. Love stargirl 113412

    on 3 December 2013

    I read it when it was first out and cant wait for jeffs next book

  15. Bellasara 113282

    on 12 October 2013

    I have read it it is all right

  16. Avatar cleopatra 761742

    on 2 October 2013

    I didn’t really like it :/

    2out of 5
  17. Default avatar

    on 8 March 2013

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

  18. Petula 113689

    on 7 March 2013

    Really Good!

  19. Hayley 113303

    on 6 March 2013

    An really fun short book its okay for a short read more pics than words really

  20. Avatar owl 761790

    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

  21. Evie 113313

    on 20 January 2013

    i really like this book and i love jeff kinney’s books

    5out of 5
  22. Bellasara 113282

    on 16 July 2012

    I thought this book was really funny and great to read!

  23. Petula 113689

    on 3 March 2012

    very good

  24. Avatar frankenstein 761774

    on 1 March 2012

    A brilliant and hilarious book with a brilliant ending, I’d recommend this to anyone who likes a good laugh and a good read.

  25. Avatar frankenstein 761774

    on 3 February 2012

    good so far

  26. Avatar owl 761790

    on 22 January 2012

    Incredibly hilarious.Anyone who likes to laugh buy THIS!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  27. Avatar bat 761713

    on 10 December 2011

    I love this book!!

    5out of 5
  28. Fairy thumb 11

    on 13 November 2011

    i just dont get why its called the ugly truth

    5out of 5
  29. Storm 113293

    on 4 October 2011

    cool and funny book

    5out of 5
  30. Avatar cat 761729

    on 28 September 2011

    awesome book make loads more!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  31. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 27 August 2011

    truely funny

    5out of 5
  32. Ef owl thumb 8

    on 17 August 2011

    Absloutely hilarious – laughed ‘till I cried.

    5out of 5
  33. Avatar frankenstein 761774

    on 19 July 2011

    This book is fab, i really enjoy it and i hope you enjoy it !!!!

  34. Petula 113689

    on 1 July 2011

    For all Wimpy kids!!! Join Greg on his last adventure and follow his advice on growing to be the THE MOST POPULAR KID IN TOWN!!!!!!

  35. Stargirl 113407

    on 19 June 2011

    i like this book because its really funny when rowley passes out at the video where it says perspiration!


    5out of 5
  36. Flat stanley thumb 225

    on 15 June 2011

    Again, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are the best! This one was funny and had me laughing out loud within the first 10 pages! Get it!!!

    5out of 5
  37. Default avatar

    on 31 May 2011

    This is probably the funniest out of all the books. It gives a brief description of what happens in the other books (probably in case you haven’t read any yet which if you haven’t then you don’t know what you’re missing!).

    The Ugly Truth is made up all different very funny stories of things happen to him. It’s almost like a ‘Best Of’ book.

    The books are for 9+ but I think some 8 year olds would be ok with this book. Both boys and girls would love this book.

    6 out of 5 stars !!

    Charlotte, age 8

    5out of 5
  38. Goldie 113308

    on 27 April 2011

    Diary of a wimpy kid the ugly truth is part of the Jeff Kinney Diary of a wimpy kid collection. It’s Humours, well written, creative and likable. It’s about a boy called Greg Heffley (the wimpy kid). Greg’s dad switches his lovely dentist to a scary one, the family gets a lazy maid named Isabella to help with the housework, and Greg goes to his uncle’s fourth wedding, gets locked in at a school sleepover and does many more things. Personally I would give Diary of a wimpy kid ten out of ten.

    I like this book because I like all the action and the characters. I would recommend this book to 9-13 year olds because it would make them laugh a lot. That’s who I think should read this book.

    5out of 5
  39. Avatar owl 761790

    on 9 April 2011

    It was realy good but not as good as the oyher books

    4out of 5
  40. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 1 April 2011

    Hilarious , educational and thoughtful !

    There are some parts I do NOT like at all like the puberty bit and stuff like that… Cause I am in it.


    5out of 5
  41. Default avatar

    on 24 March 2011

    i am gonna read this!!!!!!!!!!

  42. Avatar bear 761721

    on 10 March 2011

    This One of the best books i’ve ever read. I reccomend it to anyone

  43. Default avatar

    on 3 March 2011

    Join Greg in the final book of the Wimpy kid series(sob,sob) when Greg and his best friend Rowley have a fight while Greg is growing up and experiencing some changes(even if he dosen’t want to) The final installment is one of the best. You need to read this book and all the others too!

  44. Croc 113527

    on 3 March 2011

    i think that it is a good and awesome book that loads and loads of kids will like it

    5out of 5
  45. Default avatar

    on 3 March 2011

    i thought this book was brilliant i didnt want it to stop

    5out of 5
  46. Goldie 113308

    on 3 March 2011

    i love this book i’ve read all of the wipy kid diarys so far

  47. Avatar owl 761790

    on 3 March 2011

    A side splitting addition to the series. Really good read.

    5out of 5
  48. Default avatar

    on 3 March 2011

    The part where Greg had the egg was really funny when his mum made it into scrambled eggs! I wouldn’t say it was the best Wimpy Kid book but when he tried to steal Rowley’s egg it was funny to see that Rowley had drawn a silly face on it and called it Rowley Junior!

    5out of 5
  49. Jane blonde 113694

    on 3 March 2011

    Wow how fuuny are these books I cant wait gimme more !

  50. Storm 113293

    on 28 February 2011

    I have seen the film and I have read the book. Both fab trust me you will love it!

  51. Gruffalo 113679

    on 27 February 2011

    Diary of a wimpy kid is a fun,funny and hilarious book it has laughing to death parts inside.But people are treating him like a little boy still.He hasn’t even got his best friend Rowley either! Will he make it through all this weirdness? or will he have to face the ugly truth? It a great laugh and a hilarious book! You have to read it!

    5out of 5
  52. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 26 February 2011

    Diary of a wimpy kid is one of my favourite books ever its about a boy called gregory and hes got two brothers called manny rodrick gregs best friend is called rowly

    1out of 5
  53. Default avatar

    on 25 February 2011

    After reading the another new novel from Jeff Kinney I thought this was sensational and amazing. My favourite character is Manny because he gets all the attention and Greg gets jealous and that’s why this book is hilarious!

  54. Fairy thumb 11

    on 24 February 2011

    i have read all the books of the series i am looking forward to read this book

    4out of 5
  55. Lion 113522

    on 23 February 2011

    This is a Lol book , really funny if you like this read dork diaries.

    5out of 5
  56. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 21 February 2011

    i love this book i would love to read the rest

    5out of 5
  57. Ef dragon thumb 5

    on 16 February 2011

    i’m going to read this book at school and i’m thinking that this book is going to take the mik out of Greg Heffley. see ya brove!!!!!

    5out of 5
  58. Goldie 113308

    on 13 February 2011

    I liked this book. I love the way it looks like a real diary. It’s really funny

  59. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 2 February 2011

    Cool book i want to read the rest

    5out of 5
  60. Avatar bear 761721

    on 29 January 2011

    The latest D. O. A. W. K book when I saw it I litrealy screamed! You have to read it it’s sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo funny and I’m not joking! I’s one of my favourite books (my favourite books are the Dairy Of A Wimpy Kid ones)

    5out of 5
  61. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 26 January 2011

    i think this book is ok but very esey to read

    5out of 5
  62. Bellasara 113282

    on 21 January 2011

    i saw the movie sooo funny very good

  63. Ef owl thumb 8

    on 9 January 2011

    THE UGLY TRUTH!!! THE UGLY TRUTH!!!I was super joval when it came out.I read it… BOOM!It happened,I was done and SAD I was finished so I’ve seen the Ugly Truth about… 100 times. I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    5out of 5
  64. Dog 113532

    on 28 December 2010

    Greg Going through puberty is so wierd

    5out of 5
  65. Evie 113313

    on 26 December 2010

    I loved it! I cant wait till next book!

    5out of 5
  66. Dog 113532

    on 18 December 2010

    I think all Dairy of a Wimpy Kid books are amazing and they get better and better but today i’m talking about Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth I have not finished it yet but so far it’s great Greg Heffley set’s in to more trouble since Rowley and Greg are not friends any more Greg having trouble!

  67. Stargirl 113407

    on 12 December 2010

    This book is awesome , it tell’s you about different things IT IS GREAT

    5out of 5
  68. Avatar owl 761790

    on 9 December 2010

    This is one of my best books that i really want to read it.

    4out of 5
  69. Default avatar

    on 5 December 2010

    greatest book

    5out of 5
  70. Croc 113527

    on 2 December 2010

    its awesome! ^^

    5out of 5
  71. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 2 December 2010

    the review of this book was brilliant i would like to read this book

  72. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 1 December 2010

    this book was funny for kids my age and adalts who are 50

    5out of 5
  73. Witchdog thumb 22

    on 19 November 2010

    i sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo loved this book it was asome

    5out of 5
  74. Butterfly small 107968

    on 12 November 2010

    it sounds really good

    5out of 5
  75. Bellasara 113282

    on 12 November 2010

    Loved the book so far, I think this is the funniest book of all in Diary of Wimpy Kid.So you guys should read it!

    I am admitting that actually it costs a lot but remember, reading is good for you, so don’t worry!!

    5out of 5
  76. Love stargirl 113412

    on 11 November 2010

    oh cont wiat till this book is out it looks coollllllllllllll

  77. Avatar robot 761806

    on 10 November 2010

    This was really good although the ending is not very good.

    5out of 5
  78. Ef dragon thumb 5

    on 9 November 2010

    love it best book ever mad

  79. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 25 October 2010

    i have odered the book!!