Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel is the 7th book in the best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. This children's novel is written by Jeff Kinney. The Third Wheel narrates the story of Greg as he desperately looks for a date for the Valentine's Day dance. The book has been published in the year 2012 by Penguin UK.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel gives a glimpse of the younger years of Greg as a kid and his mother Susan's multiple attempts to make him a smart kid, which eventually fail. The book narrates the difficulties Greg faces in finding a date for a Valentine's Day dance at the middle school. Greg fears he might be left out alone in the cold on the big night. His best friend Rowley is also without a partner, but that cannot be sufficient consolation for the young protagonist. However, something unexpected happens and Greg finds himself a partner for the dance while Rowley still doesn't have any prospects. However, anything can happen in one night and a lot can change. Would Greg be the one lucky in love or would his world turn upside down?
Jeff Kinney never knew he would become an author someday. He ran a comic strip Igdoof while he was studying in University of Maryland and, knew he wanted to be a cartoonist. In 1998 Jeff was hit by the idea for Diary of a Wimpy Kid. After eight years of effort he published an online version of Wimpy Kid on Funbrain, which became a success with over 80 million hits. In 2006, he signed a multi-book deal.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel is one of the best-selling children's novels by Jeff Kinney, who was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, in the year 2009, by Time magazine. The Third Wheel received positive reviews from critics. San Angelo Standard-Times called the book "masterful." Publisher's Weekly stated that fans are sure to enjoy the title, like they have enjoyed the others. This hardcover edition of the book is available in the English language and has 224 pages. The ISBN 10 number of the book is 0141344989 and the ISBN 13 number of the book is 978-0141344980.