When Stanley first arrived to camp green lake he was burning in the heat the only plant life he could see in miles was one big oak tree with a hammock under it.
he met the other boys he would be with their names were x-ray, squid, zig zag, zero, and armpit.
Stanley shouldn't be here “Stanley was not a bad kid. He was innocent of a crime for which he was convinced of. He was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Stanley was not fit for digging holes he had a couple pounds on him. When Stanley was trying to dig his hole he just couldn't do it, the earth just wouldn't move
he realized zero never talked so he got to know him and they made a deal if Stanley taught him how to read zero would dig part of his hole.“He recited the alphabet for Zero, then Zero repeated it without a single mistake.” Page 97.
Mr. Pendanski starts making fun of zeros stupidity, so zero hit Mr. Pendanski in the face with his shovel and turned around and started to walk away toward the mountains.