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The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7) (edition 2012)

by Jeff Kinney

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Title:The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7)
Authors:Jeff Kinney
Info:Amulet Books (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 224 pages
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Jeff Kinney wrote a great book series that we all know. The Third Wheel is about a boy named Gregory and his struggles to be noticed in middle school. Gregory tries way to hard to impress others and is overly self centered. Gregory has a loyal friend named Rowley is mistreated by Gregory tons of times. Valentines is around the corner and that means a Valentines dance.Greg is a loner and no one wants to be with him. Gregory ends up taking a nice girl named Abiagel to the dance. Gregory is not one for the season, and he complains about the unfortunate events that happen to him.
Gregory makes reservations at a restaurant and asks Rowley's dad to drive them to the restaurant and dance. Rowley goes along with Greg and everything goes wrong. Gregory tries to make sure that everything goes to plan but Abiagel and Rowley are having more fun then Greg. When they arrive at the restaurant, Greg finds out the hard way that the restaurant does not allow ties. The Waitress cuts Greg's tie. Greg's suit also gets dirty and he soon goes home. I guess being so up tight can lead to a whole bunch of problems. ( )
  BrandoncB4 | Mar 28, 2016 |
Plenty of punchlines and sight gags; fans won't be disappointed. The book cover implies a foiled romance but don't worry, fellas, no mushy stuff here. Greg's pursuit of a date is more pragmatism than romantic pursuit, and the diary entry covering the big Valentine's Day dance is typical, full-on Wimpy Kid disaster. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
The more things change, the more they stay the same....

The above cliche is a perfect description of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series. The latest, "The Third Wheel", follows the same script. The usual Greg Hefley family weirdness (this time with the addition of a deadbeat uncle); Greg figuring out creative ways to get out of things leading to some mishap or another; hijinks at school (including the mysterious "pantser"). Same, same.

There is one difference though. Greg actually seems to be growing up. Girls weren't a focal point for him in the past, but with the big Valentine's Day dance coming up, finding someone to take becomes the central focus of "The Third Wheel". There are some funny parts about the search for a date, including some sound advice from the deadbeat uncle. And the book leads to an entertaining end, with good friend Rowley turning the tables on Greg.

Yeah, "The Third Wheel" is pretty much just like the other "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books. But that isn't such a bad thing. Sometimes, funny is still funny, no matter how many times you read it. ( )
  MrsBarbarino | Jan 24, 2016 |
Love is in the air!!!! A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he's worried he'll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn't have any prospects either, but that's the small consolation. ( )
  ma839 | Oct 20, 2015 |
This book is funny in that it brings back the memories of when you are at school and trying to impress a girl. The school dance is coming up and Greg does not want to be the odd one out with out a date. This is typical of how a school kid would feel.
Greg is desperate to find someone and ends up inviting a girl called Abigail. Aiming to impress her he organizes Rowley’s dad to drive them (on the pretence that he is a chauffeur) to the dance and in doing so has to have Rowley along as well. By the end of the night Abigail is more impressed with Rowley than Greg and a budding romance begins, much to the annoyance of Greg who feels like a third wheel. This is an enjoyable book as I could relate to how Greg felt attending his first school dance. ( )
  rata | Jun 14, 2015 |
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I wish I'd started keeping a journal a lot earlier on, because whoever ends up writing my biography is gonna have a lot of questions about my life in the years leading up to middle school.
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A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down until an unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves his best friend Rowley the odd man out.

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