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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.
No words to describe how much we loved this book! My son and I read it together and we truly enjoyed it. It is a good pick for ages 10 and up no younger than 8 (in my opinion). It is very magical in a way and the story came together so perfectly. I am glad I checked it out, it is on our top books ever read as a family.
So far in this book, I really am enjoying it. This book tells a story about a boy who was accused wrongly of stealing, and had a choice to either go to jail or camp, which was supposed to teach him to be obedient. This is such a great book so far! I recommend it for ages 7 and up. To find out more about this book, check it out at your local library!!!!
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.