Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

By Jeff Kinney

Dec 18, 2012 | Reviewed by TFK Kid Reporter Yusuf Halabi

Genre: Fiction

Number of pages: 224

What’s the basic story line?

The Third Wheel introduces us to the romantic side of sixth grader Greg Heffley. A Valentine’s Day dance is planned, and he is desperate to find someone to accompany him. As in most Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, things do not go according to plan. While Greg is successful at finding a girl from his class to go with him, he realizes he doesn’t have anyone to drive him there. His only option is to go with his best friend, Rowley, too. That is when The Third Wheel adventures begin.

Are the characters believable?

The characters are believable. Greg and Rowley are the main characters. They are consistently faced with complicated issues as they navigate their way through middle school life. Many kids can relate to the experiences and interactions that Greg and Rowley run into, even though the stories may seem exaggerated at times.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being best), how would you rate this book?

I would rate The Third Wheel an 8 out of 10. The pages are chock-full of jokes and humorous drawings. There is a wide variety of characters to entertain every reader. I would definitely recommend this book to kids and adults.