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Kid Konnection – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

December 8, 2012

The Third Wheel

Greg Heffley is back and this time he’s worried about the upcoming Valentine’s Day dance at his middle school.  The girls are excited about the dance but Greg is not.  Still, he thinks he needs to have just the right girl to go with him.  When he can’t line up a date, he gets Rowley to ask a girl to go with the two of them as friends.  Of course, Greg thinks he will sweep her off her feet and they’ll leave Rowley behind.  Things don’t turn out quite the way he planned.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel is the seventh book in the wildly successful Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney, and it’s every bit as good as its predecessors.  I don’t know if I’ve never really grown up or if I’m going through my second childhood, but I just love these books.  Greg uses some twisted logic that somehow kind of makes sense and never fails to make me laugh.

Greg is growing up so his problems are becoming a little more complicated.  He wants to impress the girls but doesn’t know how.  In true Greg fashion, he comes up with some schemes that he thinks will make him shine.  He only thinks of himself though, so things generally don’t turn out the way he plans.

The drawings in the Wimpy Kid books fit the series perfectly since the books are supposed to be Greg’s journal.  They’re on the simple side but enhance the story.  I’m sure they help keep the interest of young readers.

Since Greg faces new problems in each book, this series can be read out of order with no problem, but I think they’re probably more fun in order.  If you enjoyed the earlier books in this series, you’re sure to love The Third Wheel!

For more children’s books reviews, go to Booking Mama’s feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2012 5:13 am

    It’s cute how much you enjoy these! :–)

  2. December 8, 2012 8:02 am

    My daughter has read them all and now wants to read this one too. My son just got into them recently and, of course, he loves Wimpy Kid. It’s his kind of humour.

  3. December 8, 2012 1:06 pm

    My students gobble these books up. I was so upset to find that I missed out on seeing the author when he stopped here in Michigan during Thanksgiving week!!

  4. boardinginmyforties permalink
    December 8, 2012 2:24 pm

    What a great series!

  5. December 8, 2012 2:30 pm

    Love Wimpy Kid books!

  6. bookingmama permalink
    December 8, 2012 7:04 pm

    Booking Son can’t wait for this one. I wonder if he knows it’s about girls.

  7. December 8, 2012 10:31 pm

    My granddaughter LOVES the Wimpy Kid books!!

  8. December 9, 2012 12:29 am

    These do sound very cute!

  9. December 9, 2012 4:46 pm

    My nephew loves these books – he was so excited to hear about the new one!

  10. December 9, 2012 8:12 pm

    This was “the” book in November for the elementary school.

  11. December 10, 2012 10:50 am

    I bought this one for The Girl on its release day, and she says she is waiting for Christmas break to read it. I’ve only read one book in the series and thought it was a lot of fun.

  12. December 29, 2012 12:18 pm

    My son has just discovered these books so I read the first one myself the other day. It was really cute! Have you seen any of the movies? I think we’re going to watch the first one together soon.

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