Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway
The cover of the book


Jeff Kinney


Abram Books (through Amulet Books) Puffin Books (UK)

Release Date

November 7th, 2017


217 (presumably)

Preceded By

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down

Followed By



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Book Number


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway is the 12th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. It revolves around the Heffley family skipping Christmas and enjoying a resort getaway, as stated in an article from USA Today. On April 26, the title was revealed by Abrams Books to be Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway. The title was confirmed when the cover of the book was revealed on April 27th, 2017 in front of fans at Carnegie Hall in New York. It will be released worldwide on November 7th, 2017. [1][2][3]

Main Characters


As revealed by the Abrams book page for The Getaway, the following contains the plot details for the 12th book in the series:

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, instead of staying home. 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?[4]



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