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Book 7 from bestselling author Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Jeff Kinney's endearingly self absorbed 'paper-son' offers more reflections on life as a stressed-out teen.

In The Third Wheel, love is in the air—but what does that mean for Greg Heffley? A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he's worried he'll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn't have any prospects either, but that's a small consolation. Then an unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowly the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who's going to be lucky in love.

'Writing The Third Wheel has been a lot of fun because there's so much humor to be mined in the world of middle school romance. When the dust settles at the end of the seventh book, the Wimpy universe will be changed in a way that will surprise fans of the series.' says author, Jeff Kinney.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143307334

    November 14, 2012

    Puffin

    224 pages

    RRP $14.95

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  • Hardback

    9780670076949

    November 14, 2012

    Viking

    232 pages

    RRP $17.95

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742538921

    November 14, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    228 pages

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    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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Awards and Recognition

  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards
    2013
    Shortlisted
    Younger Readers

Also by Jeff Kinney

The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK12)
Double Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK11)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK1)
Old School: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK10)
Rodrick Rules: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK2)
Hard Luck: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK8)
Cabin Fever: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK6)
Dog Days
The Ugly Truth
The Last Straw: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK3)
The Long Haul: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK9)
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter
Do-it-Yourself Volume 2: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The Wimpy Kid School Planner (2018 ed.)
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary Volume 3
Old School

Recommendations

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
The Getaway: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK12)
Undercover Princess
Love, Simon
Fish In A Tree
Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator
Tales Of The Peculiar
The Witches
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
Thirteen Reasons Why
The Truth and Lies of Ella Black
How To Be A Bawse
365 Days of Wonder
Girl Online: Going Solo
Now
Our Australian Girl: The Lina Stories
Our Australian Girl: The Rose Stories
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief (Book 1)
A Wrinkle In Time
Paper Planes