It's been three years since Greg Heffley self-consciously entered middle school in Diary of a Wimpy Kid, with misguided attempts to fit in among the gorillas who need to shave twice a day and the girls who didn't even know he existed. Four books, 37 million copies and one hit movie later, Greg is back and as desperate as ever in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, the latest in Jeff Kinney's comedic series that can be found in the bedrooms of most third-grade boys.
Where previous Diary books derived much of their humor from Greg's dysfunctional family and his aspirations to become popular, The Ugly Truth adds another element. It draws much of its comic value from one of the most mortifying happenings in middle school: the morphing of young male bodies into pubescent men.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (also known as Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal or Diary of a Wimpy Kid: A Novel in Cartoons) is a realistic fiction novel written by American author Jeff Kinney. It is the first book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, being released on April 1, 2007. However, a slightly different version of the book was originally published online at FunBrain.com in 2004.  A movie of the same name was released on March 19, 2010. It stars Zachary Gordon as Greg Heffley and Robert Capron as Rowley Jefferson.
This book, the first in the great series, was a appealing book to me because of the cover. I hadn't heard much about it, so I just picked it up as I was walking out of the store. I teach 7th grade, and once I brought the book to my classroom the students went wild. They were all crazy about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and now I know why. The book is perfect for the ADD/ADHD children because of...