Louis Sachar’s teen adventure novel comes to dazzling life with the acclaimed film of the award-winning best selling book.
The film was the sleeper hit of the summer in the States, the book is included in the BBC’s current top 100 best books of all time.
Stanley Yelnats is an unassuming adolescent whose family has been cursed for generations. One day, after Stanley is falsely accused of stealing a pair of sneakers, he is sentenced to 18 months at Camp Green Lake. But when he gets there, he discovers that this camp is really more like a prison.
Under the supervision of the fiery Mr. Sir and goofy Dr. Pendanski), Stanley and his cohorts must spend each day digging holes in the desert, in order “to build character.” Or at least that’s what The Warden says. When Stanley finally gathers up the courage to escape the camp, he and fellow escapee Zero stumble across a secret that will expose Camp Green Lake for the evil place that it is, and erase the Yelnats family curse forever.