Diary of a Wimpy Kid #7: The Third Wheel Award-winning author by Jeff Kinney (author) (UK edition)

The Third Wheel

Suitable for 9 - 10 years

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The seventh laugh-out-loud, fully-illustrated Diary of a Wimpy Kid book from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney! A global phenomenon with 250 million copies of the series sold worldwide!

Greg Heffley’s school is holding a Valentine’s Day dance, and it’s turned his world upside down.

It’s everyone for themselves as they scramble to find a date for the big day, and Greg’s determined NOT to be left partner-less. His best friend, Rowley, doesn’t have any prospects either but that’s a small consolation…

To make matters worse, his Uncle Gary has moved in and is taking over the whole house.

Will Greg be lucky in love and get his home back?

WHAT’S IN DIARY OF A WIMPY KID? 50% words, 50% cartoons, 100% hilarious! Stories that all readers can’t wait to get their hands on Laughter guaranteed!


And DON’T MISS an all-new fantasy from Greg’s best friend in Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure, the follow-up to the instant #1 bestseller Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal.

‘Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children’s authors on the planet’ Independent

Have you read all the DIARY OF A WIMPY KID series? Diary of a Wimpy Kid Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End – the BRAND NEW Wimpy Kid book – out now!!

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Catalogue number

597 in EU Primary May 2024


Diary of a Wimpy Kid (book 7)







Date published

January 30th, 2014

Lexile measure


Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.6; Middle years; 3.0 points



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  1. minecraft
    on 1 May 2020

    awesome book

    5 out of 5
  2. Ejis
    on 22 December 2019

    To say, I think that greg’s dads jacket is really that cool as every other person who saw it was in love with it and to also include I thought that didn’t want a girlfriend but I know that it’s weird that I think Greg is cute I think that he could win a wimp medal

    5 out of 5
  3. bluepeter123456
    on 7 October 2016

    This book was good. Although,I did feel sorry for Greg when no one wants to go to the valentine’s day dance with him.

    3 out of 5
  4. snuggamer
    on 7 June 2016

    Great for 7-10 year olds

  5. Milogirl
    on 26 August 2015

    I love all the diary of WIMPY KID 📚. So start u also to read. U will never stop reading this books. Plus after reading u can enjoy WIMPY KID movies too.

    5 out of 5
  6. wizardbooks1
    on 30 July 2015

    loved it so much

  7. mrunu
    on 26 February 2015

    I have read this all about love and Greg finding out his girlfriend

  8. Vipersamih
    on 23 January 2015

    This book is on fire I read it about a week ago and my names Jeff

  9. booknerd12345
    on 3 May 2014

    I like The Third Wheel a lot.Its about the Valentine’s day dance and Greg can’t find a girl to go with.And when he does get a girl to go with him,it turns out to be a disaster.

    5 out of 5
  10. twitty2014
    on 21 March 2014

    loved it

  11. tadz1
    on 10 March 2014

    it is nice

    4 out of 5
  12. Readingwizard55
    on 9 March 2014

    This book is my favourite of them all. Really good.

  13. bee100xxx
    on 8 March 2014

    It’s going to be packed with jokes and the time i an finished i will be weezing with breath!!!

    5 out of 5
  14. abi1234580
    on 8 March 2014

    I haven read it yet but it looks great and all the other book where really good so this should be

  15. Potterfan7
    on 8 March 2014

    Greg has finally got a date, but when he goes to the dance, his dance partner has her eyes on someone close to greg. ROWLEY! well greg should stop being a cheapskate after all.

  16. Bubblegum1234
    on 7 March 2014

    great! Absoulutely fantastic! loooooooooooving it!

  17. AngelofDeath
    on 7 March 2014

    The third wheel is another amazing book from the wimpy kid series. Greg has a lot of bad luck as he doesn’t have a date for valentines and his girl friend starts going out with his best friend rowley. It’s a a funny story that potrays the harsh truth. I love the series.

  18. twinkletoes6284
    on 6 March 2014

    This book is really exiting i recomend a lot more people to read this book because this book is suitable for all ages

  19. roseyclo
    on 6 March 2014

    very good.

  20. A-boy
    on 6 March 2014

    SO FUNNY!! Jeff Kinney is a legend! The story yet again follows the life of teenager, Gregg Heffley! Hard Luck was better but this one was just funny!

    5 out of 5
  21. heart29
    on 5 March 2014

    I very good book! Poor Greg at the dance :(

    4 out of 5
  22. Aimeemitch
    on 5 March 2014

    This is my favourite book of the whole set just the vocabulary is spactular

    5 out of 5
  23. Catherine0703
    on 5 March 2014

    Greg’s looking for a date to the dance but it doesn’t turn out well when his wingman gets a date instead of him

  24. amantimmy
    on 5 March 2014

    Very fun to read. The issues are simple but it still retains the Wimpy Kid flavor. nice illustrations, as always, but plot somehow to simple as compared to the other books. But i would surely recommend it to any wimpy Kid fan.

  25. Spidergirl
    on 5 March 2014

    I enjoyed reading this book It’s funny aswell

    4 out of 5
  26. Celine1
    on 4 March 2014

    I read this book and I found it totally and utterly amazing and so funny

  27. Banditze
    on 4 March 2014

    Wow, a very very funny book! I have read the other books, and if you have, you should read it!

  28. Sushi21
    on 4 March 2014

    It’s Valentine’s Day and Greg desperately wants a pretty girl to dance with. Rowley has spoiled his day. Greg is always silly and makes me laugh.

    5 out of 5
  29. lebbyland27
    on 4 March 2014

    I love this book because it is so funny and it just makes you smile. Although I cant help feeling sorry for Greg, I cant help laughing too. i recommend this book to everybody.

    5 out of 5
  30. Cheerforevers
    on 4 March 2014

    This is about the school dance.

  31. heyay234
    on 3 March 2014

    I read lots of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books before but this one grabbed my attention it was really special because Greg has a Valentine Day Dance at school but doesn’t know who to ask to the dance. Will Greg be lucky in love? He doesn’t know if he should ask he is really stressed about this! I think you should read it if you want to find out more.