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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Greg hilariously searches for dance date in 7th book.

Book Jeff Kinney Humor 2012
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age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 9+

The Third Wheel

A school dance is accruing in Greg school, he scrambles to find someone to take. him and his friend got to the dance but you'll never know who is the lucky one. One central conflict is with Greg and himself about who to take to the dance. This book has some educational value because it teaches you a lesson not over think plans. I would recommend this to my friends because this book is funny bu tat the same time based on real world situations. I gave it a rating of a 4-star because i can relate to it and it makes me laugh a lot.
age 9+

Wimpy kid 7

I want to read

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (36 ):

Jeff Kinney's capacity to embarrass his character, Greg Heffley, and amuse his readers seems to know no bounds. Like the other volumes in the Wimpy Kid series, this book is full of mostly tame, middle-school-type humiliation and laughs. Kinney's memorable illustrations are as dynamic as they are funny, and as always, they tell as much of the story as the narrative does. Wimpy Kid books have typically been popular with kids even as young as 7 or 8; however, as this particular installment focuses primarily on middle school life and the big dance (as opposed to family life), some of the youngest Wimpy Kid readers might not be as excited about this book as they were about some of the others.

Book Details

  • Author: Jeff Kinney
  • Illustrator: Jeff Kinney
  • Genre: Humor
  • Topics: Brothers and Sisters , Friendship
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • Publication date: November 13, 2012
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 12
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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