Stanley was not a bad kid. He was innocent of the crime that he was being convicted of. He'd just been in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
Jail or Camp Green Lake
It was all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather. He smiled. It was a family joke.
I learn from failure
Whenever anything went wrong, they always blamed Stanley's no- good- dirty- rotten- pig stealing -great -great- grandfather.
Not every Stanley Yelnats is a failure
Stanley Yelnats was given a choice. The judge said." You may go to jail, or Camp Green Lake." Stanley was from a poor family. He had never been to camp before.
Stanley's family now would be living in a mansion on a beach in California. Instead, they were crammed in a tiny apartment that smelt like burning rubber and foot odor. The apartment smelt this way because Stanley's father was trying to invent a way to recycle old sneakers. "The first person to invent a way to recycle old sneakers,"he said,"will be a very rich man. It was the latest project that led to Stanley's arrest.
Despite their awful luck, they always remained hopeful. As Stanley's father liked to say, " I learn from failure."