Diary of a Wimpy Kid-The Ugly Truth
Fiction, Graphic Novel
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”?
Although I love this series and what Kinney has done with his unique voice in the genre of graphic novels, I was disappointed in this book. I suppose, at some level, you can only rewrite the same type of story so many times before it starts to become a little tired. The only major change with this book in comparison to its predecessors is that Greg is a little older, and his friend Rowley isn’t around. It’s not bad, by any means, and I would definitely recommend it to those who love this series, it’s not as good as the earlier books.
The other books in this series are Diary of a Wimpy Kid (book 1), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (book 2), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (book 3), and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (book 4).
For the Classroom
Although this is a fun read and applicable to anyone in late elementary or middle school, it’s not something that can really be used as a classroom companion for normal studies.