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The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #5) (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #5) (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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by Jeff Kinney

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"Arctic Meltdown" is an environmental thriller that takes as its backdrop the melting of the polar icecap and the ensuing international jostling for jurisdiction over additional seabed resources, as permitted by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. A potentially complicating overlay in this real-life international situation is the path of resource rich but


"Arctic Meltdown" is an environmental thriller that takes as its backdrop the melting of the polar icecap and the ensuing international jostling for jurisdiction over additional seabed resources, as permitted by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. A potentially complicating overlay in this real-life international situation is the path of resource rich but population poor Greenland toward independence from Denmark. With China also showing interest in Arctic resources and maritime routes, the stage is set for a suspenseful, international thriller.

The heroine, Hanne Kristensen, is a beautiful geologist who teams up with a Canadian diplomat, Richard Simpson, to lead the joint Danish-Canadian effort to gain the award by the relevant UN Commission of vast sub-sea territory along the Lomonosov Ridge that cuts right across the Arctic seabed from Siberia to Ellesmere Island and Greenland. With Chinese help, Lock McTierney, an Australian Professor of Geology at Beijing University, and a one-time casual lover of Hanne, is named to head the Sub-commission charged with considering both the joint Danish-Canadian and the Russian submissions. Hanne’s and Richard’s presentation is successful, while Russia's competing proposal is rejected. Russia withdraws from the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and claims half the Arctic based on the sector principle, previously used by the USSR in its Arctic claims. Greenland secedes with guarantees of its independence by both Russia and China and the promise of funding for resource extraction from the latter. Hanne, who is named Minister for Natural Resources in the Greenland government, has to contend with a Russian landing at a mine that the Chinese, on the counsel of their retained adviser, Lock, want to develop and where the Green Liberation Front has planned serious disruptive activity to protest the partitioning and exploitation of the pristine Arctic. She has soured on both Lock, whom she suspects of having sold out to the Chinese, and Jens, her Danish boyfriend and a GLF activist. With mounting international tension, Hanne joins her aging Russian adversary to save the world from war and the Arctic from environmental catastrophe. Along the way, there are lots of twists and turns, intrigue and sex, as well as a few surprising murders around Hanne. Although fiction, the story is heavily based on the current international situation in the Arctic, and is also prescriptive, in the sense that it suggests a possible solution to avoid such conflict over the north in the future.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—The fifth book (Amulet Books, 2010) in Laura Oliver's popular series is just as hilarious and entertaining as its predecessors. Greg Heffly is seeking a replacement for his best friend, Rowley, as he faces the new school year. Trying to select a new best friend is a daunting task. But that's not all. Greg also faces issues relating to bathroom etiquette, acne, his mother returning to school, the family gathering at Grandma's for Uncle Gary's wedding, Advance Health class (sex education), girls, brotherly quandaries, and dealing with friends on Facebook. Ramon de Ocampo does an outstanding job of adding sarcasm and humor to the reading. Have the print version handy so listeners can peruse the cartoon illustrations which enrich the story.—Linda M. Teel, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

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Diary of A Wimpy Kid
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Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

Southern Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
February 19, 1971
Place of Birth:
University of Maryland

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The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #5) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 501 reviews.
Batboy More than 1 year ago
Diary of A Wimpy Kid is one of the best books I've ever read. I would highly suggest that you read it too. It's a really good book. It's good for everybody.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This entire series is fantastic and I would highly recommend it to any parent who has a reluctant reader in their house. Sure, it's great for the highest of readers, too, and that's what a great author does. Similar to the Harry Potter series in that it appeals to a large group of readers, all the books were funny and dealt with humorous issues on so many levels of understanding. Funny for the 8-year-old and equally funny for the 13-year-old. I have a lot of trouble finding books for my 9-year-old son and he is very picky. This will be a sure hit. Another book I'd recommend to those of you in my situation would be "Did You Ever Wonder" by Brendan Lynch. It's one of those humorous books that my son loves. The day he got it he kept reading entries to my husband and I. I'm always on the hunt for books for him though so I'll keep searching!
_Book_Worm_55 More than 1 year ago
These books are very funny and fun to read. There so good I pre-ordered this book in January. All these books are funny and I am positive this will be just as good. (mabey the best of all)
erica922 More than 1 year ago
I love when I see my kids reading this book, they had so much fun laughing together, for a change :) and they have the collection. a g fun book to read and share with siblings and friends :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the books and so has my family and we all enjoyed them all i can't wait till this one sells i am going to be the first one to buy it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS FUNNY, AND FUN TO READ. GREG and Rowley are funny in this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book I would highly recomend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear Fans I know all of you love this book and heres a tip for you it is a good and my friend all read all kids of good books so I would pufer to get this great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really, really good. All of them are so funny and a great read so you should totally get this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of his books are funny ,and this one will still will be funny.All the pages are funny my son read one of his books in like one day, great cartoon pictures and everything.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love diary of a wimpy kid even through teacher say its not good indepndent level
amanda2013 More than 1 year ago
Diary of A Wimpy Kid-The Ugly Truth, which was written by Jeff Kinney, was published in 2010. It was a funny book that young teens and even adults will enjoy. This book is the fifth one of the Diary of A Wimpy Kid series. In this particular book, Greg Heffley, who is one of the main characters, deals with the absence of his ex-best friend, Rowley, as he begins another school year. Greg and Rowley were best friends before, but they got in a fight over their lawn service idea, which is talked about in the previous book. Greg tries to find other boys to befriend, but all them have their own groups of friends or are to weird for Greg to hangout with. His ex-best friend even has a new friend, who is someone that is part of a mentoring service, and Greg has a hard time grasping this concept. As Greg faces different scenarios throughout his middle school life, both at school and at home, he struggles not having his best friend by his side. He was in such a hurry to grow up, but now that he has no best friend he doesn’t know how to handle certain situations or how to fit in. Does Greg become friends with Rowley by the end of the book? Well you will just have to read it and see for yourself. You definitely won’t regret reading it.  I recently read this book with my sister who is in the fourth grade. Overall, I thought this book was funny and it definitely kept my sister and I engaged. While we were reading the book, we were constantly laughing or talking about how we could relate to Greg in different situations. It was hard for us to put the book down because we were so caught up in the book. I would definitely recommend this book to any young reader. The book had different pictures for different scenarios that Greg encountered, which helps readers mentally picture what is happening throughout the book. It has situations that young readers can relate to and this is a great characteristic about this series. I believe the authors aim was to attract young readers, while informing them about possible middle school experiences. Young readers will usually only read books that they can relate to or that interest them, and this is one of those book any child would enjoy reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best Book Ever! Try the last straw, even better!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool and inspiring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that you should read each and every one of them with really good detail.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Out of 10 i give this book a 8 i like how it turns sideways to another point of view the other two point that were taking off was beacause the end of the middle was boaring
Balina More than 1 year ago
this book is amazing. hard to put down, Can't wait to read the next.
MrAlphaReader More than 1 year ago
Me and my family have all the books including the do it yourself and the movie diary. I cant wait for this one to come out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is like sooooooooooooooo awesome! Ikr ( i know right)
footballfreak More than 1 year ago
The book Diary of a wimpy kid the ugly truth is by Jeff Kinney is a great book. In the beginning you meet the characters Greg Huffley and Rowley Jefferson. They are fighting and ended the friend ship in the beginning of the book. Greg goes to his first mixed girl boy parties at the school, and things turn out really bad. Greg is looking forward to a dentist appointment because he likes his dentist but his dad changes how Greg is going to see for his check up. I believe this is a humorous book and I think everyone should read it. One funny part is when Greg has to talk to his grandmother about the changes he will be experiencing. Another is when he thinks he will be a grooms man and becomes the assistant flower boy. You might want to start at the beginning of the series because the first couple will give you more off an idea of who the characters are. I believe it is a truly great book. If you like humor you will probably love this book I know I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was cool and i liked it see ya!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a GREAT Book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish I had it at home but my school library has it and it is very funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rachaa-Fishy More than 1 year ago
I'm really exited to get this book. I'm buying it today. But really people you can't give it a 5 star rating if you haven't even read the dang book! I know it will probably be good but I don't know so 4 stars just because I don't know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so excited to read this book