Bruno Silva and Michael Torres
Ann Street School
May 15, 2013
Camp Green Lake
You may think that Camp Green Lake is an actual camp with a beautiful lake but what you don’t know is that Camp Green Lake is a juvenile detention and correctional facility located in Texas. According to Louis Sachar, Western Texas, where Camp Green Lake is located it’s desolate, barren, and a desert-like environment with little greenery and even less water. Kids sent to this camp dig holes. According to Mr.Pendanski, a man who works there, they build holes to build character. THAT’S NOT TRUE! The kids are secretly digging to search for treasure of someone who dug it a century ago. Overall, Camp Green Lake is fulfilled with holes everywhere.
The whole story behind why they are digging:
It all started when Katie Walker spotted Sam and Katherine kissing. It was against the law for a negro to kiss someone white. Unfortunately, they killed Sam for that and that’s when everything started. Katherine loved Sam and now she was desperate. She hid from everyone for 20 years but was unfortunately discovered by Trout. He threatened her so she could confess where the money was located but she died because of a lizard bite. Supposedly, the Warden ( BOSS OF CAMP GREEN LAKE) is related to Linda (Trout’s husband) because apparently they look alike. That’s why the Warden doesn’t waste a second of her life trying to find that money that Katherine looted and dug underground. That’s why for the past 100 years boys have been digging holes at Camp Green Lake.
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