Sunday, December 12, 2010

Guest Post -- Review : Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Ugly Truth

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly TruthTitle: Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Ugly Truth
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publishers: Amulet Books
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Pages: 217

It’s been almost two and a half weeks since me and my ex-best friend, Rowley Jefferson, had our big fight. To be honest with you, I thought he would’ve come crawling back to me by now, but for some reason that hasn’t happened.

I’m actually starting to get a little concerned, because school starts back up in a few days, and if we’re gonna get this friendship back on track, something needs to happen quick. If me and Rowley really ARE through, that would stink, because the two of us had a really good thing going.

This is an excerpt from the beginning of the book when Greg loses his best friend, Rowley.

This book is a series from the author Jeff Kinney, and this is book five from the series not including The Do-It your-self, and The Movie Diary. Jeff Kinney has written other books like “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules", "Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw", Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days.

In the other books Greg gets pushed around because everyone thinks he has a wimpy life. Also because he lets it happen and does nothing about it. For example, a bully picks on some random little kid (who happens to be Greg) for no reason. Then the kid is too scared to tell the teacher otherwise he might get pounded to pulp. The story is continuous from the first book to the last book, so it is better to read the books in order. This book is Realistic Fiction because all the stuff Greg goes through can really happen. Some of it has to be happen to everyone. For example, puberty can. Losing your best friend can also happen to anyone.

In this book Greg has to face many things, like puberty and the responsibility of being an adult. All without his best friend Rowley? That’s right! Greg and Rowley have had an interesting history. But this time will their friendship be over ? And will Greg ever grow up? There were many more characters like his Mom and Dad, who embarrassed Greg. There is also Rodrick, who just wants to annoy Greg so much, that Greg might as well go to pieces because of him. Then there is Manny the huge tattle tale, who just got more annoying. So mostly, Greg doesn’t like his family.

My opinion of this book is that it was great, fantastic. I rated it nine out of ten because three was for the humor and that is pretty good for a novel. I remember the time when Greg was trying to find a place to hide his egg from Manny because it was for school. So because Greg was clever he hid it in the easiest place possible, so that Manny would never guess. But it ends up that Greg’s Mom turns his egg into scrambled eggs on accident. There was also the time when they went to Jordan Jury’s party and ended up being the servants. But Greg was lucky that he had to go to a wedding, and didn‘t have to be a servant anymore.

Two out of ten, was for the pictures in the book. The pictures I liked the most were when Greg was shuddering because he had a new mean, ugly looking dentist. There were a lot of pictures! The book had lots of pages, probably the most pages in all of the books in the series, so I would give it a four out of ten, to equal nine. All in all it was a good book with everything added to it in proportion, like a good recipe. This is probably the best “DIARY OF A WIMPY KID” EVER! I would recommend this to everybody who likes the rest of the series, the humor, the twists and turns, and the comics that Greg makes.

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