|I Want to Go Home (1981) [Novel]|
by Gordon Korman
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(From the publisher):
Rudy Miller hates camp, so when his school guidance counselor misguides his parents into sending him to Camp Algonkian Island, he is determined not to make the best of it. Thrown in with a cabin of boys who want nothing more than to play sports all summer long and a smiling robot-like counselors, Rudy sets about being his own man.
Whether by making snide comments about the camp founder's bow-legs, playing chess instead of the scheduled activities, or making a salaté for his counselor ("Its French, Chip; it means dirt!"), Rudy Miller will not fit in. Instead of singing campfire songs at night, he is plotting various ways to escape Camp Algonkian Island. When he is not serving punishment time in the mess hall or lugging garbage to the trash heap, he is working to destroy the camp.
The only time he'll participate in camp activities is when it will further his own plans for escape, plans to make the Algonkian Island counselors look like fools. And when a badly planned wager leaves Rudy in charge of the camp for a day, the campers will either kill him … or laud him as a hero!
Original title: I Want to Go Home
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Humorous Fiction
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Adventure