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The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7) Hardcover – November 13, 2012
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The moment the book arrived I had to break up a minor fight over who got the book first. We went to a 15 minute oven timer to determine turns. After an hour my son relented to my daughter. She read the book, cover to cover, in the first night. She reports it is the best book in the series.
My son took two days to read it. He generally would rather read sports magazines, but thoroughly enjoyed the book. He rates it as solid in the series, but not the best one ever (unlike my daughter).
Well spent money. If you know the series I'm sure you know what you are getting. From a Dad's perspective I like it WAAAY better than the Dork Diaries (not quite as snotty).
In terms of the entire series, although the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books wouldn’t be my first choice in terms of literature, I give them 5 stars because my son absolutely loves them (has read them over and over again) and they are better and more educational than the Captain Underpants books that I used Diary of a Wimpy Kid books to wean him off. They expose young kids to somewhat sophisticated content and Vocabulary, and they get kids to enjoy reading. I also feel that they form a better bridge to more traditional books than a lot of the similar-styled alternative that are available.
One criticism I have is that (as I mentioned earlier) these books tend to lack any sort of story arc. The movies (if you are familiar with them) shifted events around to provide a story line and moral, but to me these books read more or less like just a bunch of events that happened, but since my kid thinks they are funny and keeps reading them I am fine with this. There is also the criticism that other people have made that the main character seems a little amoral, that he doesn’t make good choices and he doesn’t seem to recognize why some of his actions are bad or inappropriate.Read more ›
Greg Heffley has been increasingly more interested in girls as the series progresses, but he often quits his pursuit early. 'The Third Wheel' shows Greg as more focused and eager in his attempts to woo. Greg is even a bit more considerate of others although he still does things that also yield personal benefit.
The first portion was kind of funny but I didn't care for story-line. The second half was better and more cohesive but not as humorous.
I hate to critique these books. I really do like them but personally this one falls flat in many areas in contrast to the previous books.
Although it's not the best book in the series, I still enjoyed the latest Greg drama--getting locked in the laundry room while babysitting, having his mom come to school to make him take off his jacket, and even Greg getting kicked out of kindergarten. And that's all before the senior citizens crash the dance. Each situation is humorously written, and fans will enjoy getting to know a little bit of Greg's past while seeing him worm his way out of his current predicament.
I've read some reviews that mention the topics jump around, and while I thought the beginning of the book that compared Greg's childhood to Manny's was a little long, I thought Kinney tied the ending back to the beginning, which was a nice touch and great conclusion to the story.
Fans of the story, both young and old, will enjoy this latest book.
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We are very pleased with this book. This series of books really keeps my son's attention and allows him to really relate to the characters. Read morePublished 8 days ago by SuperMom12
My son loves to read and he started reading these books at school and requested that he adds these books to his collection. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Treshawna-SG
This book is my favorite installment in the wimpy kid series! I like the part where the computer says:
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I chose this rating because I love the format. I like the stories. I have read all the wimpy kid books, and I love them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by rdar
At the end it there was a creepy weird poem that showed love😒👙👠👛💍💋👅💅🏼🎤👙
It was that most creepy thing I saw in the world