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The Ugly Truth
Contributor(s): Kinney, Jeff
ISBN: 0810984911     ISBN-13: 9780810984912
Publisher: Amulet Books
    OUR PRICE: $12.56  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: November 2010
Annotation: While trying to find a new best friend after feuding with Rowley, middle-school slacker Greg Heffley is warned by older family members that adolescence is a time to act more responsibly and to think seriously about his future.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Maturation (Psychology); Fiction.
Family life; Fiction.
Friendship; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Friendship
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2010033360
Lexile Measure: 1000
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.00" H x 5.50" W x 0.75" (0.85 lbs) 217 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 140879
Reading Level: 5.5   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 3.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q52064
Reading Level: 5.5   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 6.0
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Contributor Bio(s): iv>

Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. In 2009, Jeff was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife and their two sons.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Spring)
Greg, fighting with Rowley, tries for new friends. Preoccupied with puberty, Greg wishes his immature classmates would outgrow their "wild animals" phase. Thin plotting makes the story's resolution almost an afterthought. However, as usual, visual and verbal humor abound, and the issue of puberty is discussed honestly without going into details that might make readers (or their parents) squeamish. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.