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Diary of a Wimpy Kid #7: The Third Wheel Hardcover – Nov 13 2012
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About the Author
Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and five-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Plainville, Massachusetts, where he owns a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.
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With a series like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, I'm always skeptical when a new book comes out. That's because the humor is based on satires of some of the most painful and vivid school experiences. Whenever the series runs out of such experiences to write about, the stories become pale imitations of the best early books. In this regard, Jeff Kinney continues to surprise me for the good. He keeps focusing on new aspects of middle school that anyone can relate to. This time the story contains a long series of events leading up to the Valentine's Day dance at Greg's school.
As you can imagine, Greg isn't exactly any girl's idea of a dream date. He also doesn't quite understand how to go about attracting the right kind of attention. It's great awkward fun, of the sort that will make anyone reading the story feel like a social butterfly at that age compared to Greg.
There are also good episodes involving Manny, Roderick, and Uncle Gary.
Although this isn't the best book in the series, it's an excellent one.
The opening retells Greg's first year and the changes that occurred with the arrival of Manny. It seems there is always someone turning Greg into a third wheel. Add that to a <del>double</del> three way date with Rowley and things get even more complicated.
The only thing missing from the book is Rodrick. His character appears to be ''replaced'' by Greg's uncle who plays mayor role in this sequel.
Will there be more adventures for Greg Heffley?
Up to this volume, I enjoyed the series and found it funny. However, I read this book in two sittings and kept waiting for a laugh which never came. It seemed very disjointed with a bunch of random incidents thrown in which went nowhere so just served as filler.
I also didn't like how the book started with the pre-birth memories. I don't think kids like to think about that kind of thing.
I was disappointed with the whole 'leather jacket and aviator glasses' incident which I felt showed much more promise and could have been expanded to a lot more than just having everyone look at him.
All in all I was very disappointed with this book. I hope Jeff Kinney will do better in his next one.
She loves it and it is perfect as she has read all the others.
It's great when kids find a series and they read it and enjoy
reading at the same time.......
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Well it is ok not so funny like the first book fun to read my brother just loves it because it was for his birthday🎉🎊!.Published 19 months ago by boss
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