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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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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney



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Greg has shown us in other books that he really is no different than most middle school boys. He is self-centered and the world should revolve around him and his interesting situations. This is completely typical for most children at this age. His main problem in this book is that he needs a date to the dance, and relies on his wingman Rowley for assistance. In an act to be the cool kid Gregory becomes a third wheel during his three-person date. Much of this is because he has been trying so hard to win the attention of Abigail who accepted the offer to go with both Greg and Rowley as friends to the dance. After treating his friend and their date as if they had the plague, he himself in the end has chicken pocks. The great part about this book and all the others in the series is that it really brings to light what kids are going through at this age. I think that for the kids that read these books they find a way to feel connected to the characters and the various situations that arise. ( )
  clp055 | Sep 23, 2016 |
As usual, extremely cute humor that seems natural and interesting storyline. Rather than break it up into different segments this is all one long story of Greg wanting to go to the Valentine's dance, his journey asking different girls, and of course the disastrous turnout. Cute stuff in here but it's not as good as the other ones. ( )
  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
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 |
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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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