Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Book - 2007
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In the middle of the night Garrett is taken from his home to Harmony Lake, a boot camp for troubled teens. Maybe some kids deserve to be sent there, but Garrett knows he doesn't. Subjected to brutal physical and psychological abuse, he tries to fight back, but the battle is futile. He won't be allowed to leave until he's admitted his "mistakes" and conformed to Harmony Lake's standards of behavior. And there's no way to fake it. Beaten, humiliated, and stripped of his pride, Garrett's spirit is slowly ebbing away. Then he hears whispers of an escape plot. It's incredibly risky -- if he's caught, the consequences will be unthinkable -- but it may be his only way out.

In this tense, riveting novel, award-winning YA author Todd Strasser reveals what really goes on in highly secretive -- and notoriously dangerous -- boot camps, a stealth prison system where any teenager under the age of eighteen can be imprisoned at his parents' whim.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781439555637
9781428745988
142874598X
9781416908487
141690848X
Branch Call Number: Y Fic
Characteristics: 238 p. ; 21 cm.

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THEGABEr Jul 30, 2012

Very much like the book Holes by Louis Sachar, It is a boy sent to boot camp by his parents and struggles to escape and fit in. Very interesting read.

KJtheEpicFailure Jul 18, 2012

I loved the message of the book, and I really felt connected to Garret. I actually teared up a few times; and at the end, my heart just broke. But it's a great book, that everybody should read.

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Blue_Bookworm
Jan 02, 2012

I really liked this book and how it all turned out in the end.

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