Stanley Yelnats has bad luck (which is all because of his no - good - dirty - rotten - pig - stealing - great - great - grandfather).
When Stanley's bad luck unfairly lands him in the juvenile detention centre Camp Green Lake ( a very weird place that isn't green and doesn't have a lake), he and his campmates Zero, X-Ray, Armpit, Squid, Magnet and Zigzag are forced to dig holes in order to build character.
I have such horrible luck, all because of that no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather.
Why did my family had to be a part of the curse? This is all because of my no- good- dirty- rotten- pig- stealing- great- great- grandfather.
"You're going to give that to me!"
Stanley believes his family is cursed because of his great- great grandfather's failure to fulfill a promise to Madame Zeroni.
Look at all these onions!
Stanley is accused of stealing a pair of shoes and is sent to a boys detention camp.
At the camp, the boys are made to dig holes all day. Stanley makes a friend named Zero, and he finds a lipstick container.
The curse of this family is lifted when he carries Zero to the top of the mountain.
The boys spend a week away from the camp, eating onions, before the decide to go back and look for the treasure.
Hey, I think this is it!
With the curse lifted, the two boys’ luck turns around; they find the treasure, get out of the camp, Stanley’s dad invents a foot odor eliminator, Zero finds his mom, the camp is shut down and everything is just perfect!