Amulet Books has revealed the title and cover for the next book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series called The Ugly Truth.
“To me, the fifth book is the linchpin of the series,” said Jeff Kinney. “Since Greg Heffley is a cartoon character but also a literary character, I’ve always wondered if he should grow up or stay in a state of arrested development forever. This book answers that question once and for all.”
“With The Ugly Truth, Jeff Kinney takes his readers in a whole new direction,” said Charles Kochman, executive editor of the Wimpy Kid series. “All of the favorite characters will be back but, like Greg Heffley, you will see them in a new light as Jeff explores the reality of adolescence.”
The company announced it will print five million of the books, which according to the press release, will be one of the largest publishing releases in 2010 when the book goes on sale November 09, 2010.