What's the plot?
The boys living at Camp Green Lake have all lived hard-luck lives. Each carries the scars of a world that all too often forces kids to confront the harsh realities of homelessness, poverty, abuse, absent authority figures, and illiteracy. Though these are difficult topics, the ultimate message is one of redemption and hope. We think you will feel great sympathy for the kids at Camp Green Lake, especially Stanley “Caveman” Yelnats and Hector “Zero” Zeroni. You will like the quirky characters, intricate plot, the adventure story, and most of all, the message that friendship and learning really matter. Stanley and Zero are both kids having a tough time making it in the world around them. Through perseverance, loyalty, and courage, they rise to become accepted as heroes by the boys who previously rejected them.