Camp Green Lake is like no other camp. There is
no lake - it has been dry for the last 100 years.
There are no games, no campfire stories, and no
songs. You see, Camp Green Lake is a prison
camp - a juvenile detention center - and it is to
Camp Green Lake that Stanley Yelnats is sent
when he is mistakenly convicted of stealing. There,
he must dig a hole five feet long and five feet deep
every day, including Saturday and Sunday. But
Stanley digs up more than just dirt. He unearths
hidden secrets and past mysteries involving many
of the characters.