Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Jeff Kinney

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Patty Farrell Character Analysis

Patty is a girl in Greg’s grade. She is something of a teacher’s pet, and Greg develops a vendetta against her when she stops him from cheating on a geography test. She has dreams of becoming an actress and is cast as the lead role of Dorothy in the school’s production of The Wizard of Oz. However, her chance at stardom is ruined when Greg pelts her with apples on stage, breaking her glasses and cutting the entire play short.
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Patty Farrell Character Timeline in Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The timeline below shows where the character Patty Farrell appears in Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...he sits next to a map of the US. Unfortunately, a girl in the class, Patty Farrell, points this out to the teacher, who covers the map. Greg flunks the quiz... (full context)
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...remarks on his “soprano” voice, which makes the girls giggle and embarrasses him. Greg sees Patty trying out for the role of Dorothy and hopes he’ll be cast as the bad... (full context)
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...a tree—since he won’t have to sing or dance, and he can throw apples at Patty as Dorothy. He finds that many of the other boys have also signed up to... (full context)
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...them of the lines, but instead, Greg and the other trees begin throwing apples at Patty. The apples knock off Patty’s glasses, and the play has to end, since she can’t... (full context)