As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
There are a lot of fun things in this book. I really like that everyone has a nickname (even though it was quite confusing at first as to who was who). This is easily one of my favorite books of all time. The movie is also very good.
I was honestly pretty scared of this book at first because I never knew that there was such a place! (not that there is.) But, I decided to keep reading on, and it turned out pretty good. I abandoned this book several times but in the end, I managed to finish it.
Stanley Yelnats is accused of stealing shoes and instead of going to jail, he choose to go to Camp Green Lake in Texas. There he is forced to dig holes all day long. Soon Stanley finds out why they have to dig holes- to find the treasure of an outlaw.