Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth Themes & Motifs

Jeff Kinney
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Coming of Age

Coming of Age is an important theme in the novel “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth” by Jeff Kinney. Coming of age involves the personal, spiritual, moral, or emotional growth and maturation of an individual often based on real world experiences, events, or mistakes. In the novel, it is Greg who comes of age in many ways.

When the novel begins, Greg is anxious to grow up. He longs to be popular, attend parties with cool kids, and wants facial hair. As different events such as the Lock-In come around, Greg is anxious to attend because these are things that older kids do, and because it will give him a chance to talk to girls. He wants to rush through the rest of childhood to be able to do more adult things apart from his family.

However, as Greg gets older, his...

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