Monday, April 11, 2011

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

It's Monday and time to get to MMGM. My pick this week:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney
published Nov 2010

Other books in the Series:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1
Roderick Rules #2
The Last Straw #3
Dog Days #4

The Hook: In a rush to grow up, Greg learns that growing up comes with more responsibilities, body changes and awkward conversations with adults.

Why I love this series: Voice and Humor. Jeff Kinney understands middle grade voice and he's an excellent example of 1st person. His style, wit and ability to capture the middle grade experience are spot on. These books are a fast read and the illustrations are hilarious. This book discusses some of the body changes that happen but nothing inappropriate. This series is great for boys and reluctant readers. Although girls will like the series too.

Other MMGMers:


  1. All of my book club kids are fans of this series. Me too! There are some seriously great laugh out loud moments, the kind that make you want to find someone to share them with!

  2. I really need to try reading these. Everybody talks about them, and I've never read a single one.

    Thanks for the MMGM post.

  3. This is the perfect MMGM book! My son AND daughter LOVE all of the Wimpy Kid books. They have the perfect voice and humor for this age group. :-)

  4. I heart this book big time...real laugh-out-loud moments in this puppy.

  5. I haven't read this one, but the first two totally cracked me up. Thanks for the review!

  6. I love these Wimpy Kid books. They're such a great blend of humor and heart, not to mention hilarious illustrations :)