Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Funny, milder 12th tale plumbs travel fears on Xmas holiday.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 32 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 6+

Very entertaining!

Its very good! Very funny! and Totaly clean!
age 10+

I would like parents to know that this is the best installment in the series. It has tons of laughs but there is a private beach that in illustration does not chow anything but does not describe it but there is naked people but like i said nothing shown. Rodrick and a girl have a kiss but no illustration

what i just said up there

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex

Book Details

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For kids who love humor and graphic novels

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