The cold weather and the build-up of stress are enough to convince the Heffleys to make their getaway to a tropical island resort for a few days. But Greg and his family soon run into troubles such as ugly critters, spiders, sun poisoning. Could these troubles ruin the Heffleys' vacation? This story was very entertaining because of its unusual but pleasant setting on a tropical island. The numerous problems the Heffleys face throughout their vacation contribute to the humor incorporated into the story. Overall, The Getaway is a great and humorous book and has a unique setting, making it a great read.