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  • Published: 10 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780670074990
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 228
  • RRP: $17.99

The Ugly Truth: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (Bk5)

There is no doubt that the endearing escapades of the ever self-absorbed Greg Heffley and his motley band of friends has got all his fans hanging out for this next instalment. Following on from the huge success of books 1-4, the DIY diary, the movie diary and the film itself, book number five will suck us all in with glee and giggles.

Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up.
But is getting older really all it's cracked up to be?

Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older - all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side.

Can Greg make it through on his own?
Or will he have to face the 'ugly truth'?

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid is bent on world domination.'
Time Magazine

  • Pub date: 10 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780670074990
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 228
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. The Meltdown, book 13, was published in October 2018, and was a #1 bestselling book. His latest book, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal, was published in April 2019 and was an instant #1 global bestseller. 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’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 Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

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Awards & Recognition

  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2011 • Younger Readers

  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards

    Winner • 2012 • Younger Readers

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