Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney
Description from Goodreads: 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"
I have enjoyed this series since the beginning. However, this latest book does not live up to the others. My feeling is not based on the writing. Kinney does an excellent job of portraying a middle school pre-teen. It’s just that after four other books, I was rather hoping Greg would have matured a little. Ok, I admit it, as a parent, Greg gets on my nerves. He’s not a wimpy kid, he’s annoying. However, Kinney knows what kids like and produces humor that kids will not only enjoy, but with which they can identify. Even though Greg is in middle school, he has a large following of fans at the third to fifth grade level. Taking that into account, I suspect that this is not the last Greg Hefley adventure.
Recommended for Grades 3 through 8.
Mrs. Archers Rating: 3 of 5