In "The Third Wheel", the 7th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, writer Jeff Kinney continues to capture the angst of middle-school kids as they go through their initiation into the adolescent world. Middle-school students Greg and Rowley Jefferson are typical of most young people as they maneuver through the mind fields leading up to the ritual of dating.
In their case, the event is the middle school's Valentine's Day dance. No one wants to be left out when it comes to finding a date for the dance, least of all Greg and Rowley. The situation is one with which any young male can identify. Nervousness, fear of rejection and the mortification of ending up dateless all play into the story. Author Jeff Kinney, as usual, presents the story with the suspense and humor his fans have come to love.
To his relief, Greg ends up with Holly. He has had a major crush on her all along, but it took a great deal of courage and fortitude to get up the nerve to ask her out. Unfortunately, his friend Rowley still cannot find a date. Friends that they are, they agree to attend the dance as a group.
No one can predict what comes next, for teen-aged dances are often fraught with unseen happenings. Kinney is adept at adding unexpected surprises, and the story is filled with incidents that keep a smile on listeners' faces.
Jeff Kinney is well known for being an online game developer and designer. His books have earned him the distinction of being on the New York Times Bestseller List in the number one position. He has been named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. He lives in Massachusetts, where he continues to write, having lived in Washington, D.C., and New England.
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. An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley 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. Download and start listening now!