A wonderful tale describing the life of Stanley Yelnats and his family who are not lucky. One day the main character is accused of being a thief and Stanley can choose between going to jail or to Camp
Green Lake. He decides to go to the camp as he thinks that it will be a new and interesting experience for him. However, when Stanley arrives there, it turns out that in Camp Green Lake there is not lake and in fact it is not a camp. It is a prison-industries camp for underages. Warders there are very evil and strict. For example, one of them paints her nails with snake poison. The main task for each prisoner is digging holes with dimensions five by five. Stanley and his friends start wondering who needs such holes and why. As they find out later, their warden is searching for a buried treasure. This book is a real masterpiece created by a real professional. Sachar's characters are bright and complicated, the plot of the book carries away so this tale would be a great present for children aged from 9 to 12.