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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway
Jeff Kinney
Harry N. Abrams, 2017
Source: Library
Audience: Children, Younger Teens

From Goodreads:
Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town.

With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family.

But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venomous critters all threaten to ruin the family's vacation. Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster?

The Getaway was one of my favorite Diary of a Wimpy Kid books - the best since Dog Days! I loved it. While I have never been to a resort, I have been on a family vacation. Kinney depicted the experience perfectly and hilariously. Some of the experiences were highly unlikely to happen in real life, which is why they were funny! Greg wasn’t as obnoxious as he has been in the past, making the reading experience more enjoyable. The Getaway is a great addition to the series.

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