Kid Konnection – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: 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!
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