Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, Book 7
Color of the Book Cover: Brown
Author and Illustrator: Jeff Kinney
Age Level: Tweens and young teens, upper elementary and middle school students, popular with reluctant readers
Length: 224 pages
Story: It's January and middle schooler Greg Haffley has decided that it's a shame he didn't start writing about himself earlier because whoever writes his biography will need to know about his early life. To rectify that, Greg starts his diary with a 20-page description of his early life, beginning when he was in utero, with a lot of funny spot cartoon illustrations.
However, the bulk of the book is about Greg's efforts to get a date for the school dance and all of the things that go wrong both before and during the dance. Adding to the fun is that it's competition rather than an interest in dating that has Greg so determined.
Publisher: Amulet Books, An Imprint of Harry N. Abrams, Inc.