Sachar, Louis, 1954-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2008.
265 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
"Frances Foster Books."
"10th anniversary edition with bonus material."--jkt.
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.