Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck, so when a
miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile
Detention Centre (which isn't green and doesn't have a lake) he is
not surprised. Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a
hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, reporting anything they
find. The evil warden claims that it is character building, but
this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth.