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Rudy Miller has tons of ideas on how to escape the camp he's been sent to "for his own good." Rudy teams up with Mike Webster, a quiet guy who's almost as happy to be there as Rudy is, and many "great escapes" are carefully planned and hilariously attempted. Chip, their counselor. Gordon Korman's uproarious, outrageous, and all-too-familiar summer camp adventure him to Camp Algonkian "for his own good" all he wants to do is go home. I Want to Go Home! [Gordon Korman] on caite.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rudy Miller is so unhappy spending the summer at Camp.
Criminal Destiny Masterminds: It's still funny and quite clever. Unsinkable Collision Course S. And it is still hilarious! One of the best events that take place is when Rudy sets up a huge pillow fight in one of the cabins.
He's usually the one who captures or foils Rudy and Mike's escape attempts or is the first one to figure them out. Despite Chip's constant vows to kill the two and fear of sounding like them, he is the only counselor who appears the most worried about them when they get lost. He defends Rudy from all the other counselors including Head Counselor Frank when they want to force Rudy to play on their teams in order to win camp championships against other camps. Harold Greene Rudy and Mike's enemy.
Sneering and smart-mouthed, Harold constantly puts down, makes remarks, or makes fun of both Rudy and Mike for not participating in anything and generally being different.
Harold refers to both Rudy and Mike as "Nuts. As a result of Harold's verbal hostility he's a target for Rudy's retaliation such as filling his shoes with garbage, then spilling it into his pillow when he's ordered to spill the waste out, or removing the wooden slats that support his mattress to build a box, and then capitalizing his resulting fall on top of Adam Wills below him as the catalyst for a major pillow fight to be blamed on him for "Jumping on Adam for no reason at all".
Frank The Head Counselor. He is in charge of all the counselors and is the first one at the beginning to ask the Warden, "Is there any last problems that we should know about? Pierre The counselor in charge of Arts and Crafts.
He criticizes Chip's humorless handling of Rudy and Mike, initially believing that some activity like Arts and Crafts will keep the boys from running away. After he is proven wrong in this aspect, he tries to play along with Rudy's humor, thus being able to foresee an escape plan, but not the chaos caused by the attempted escape.
He admires Rudy's wit.
Warden The Camp Director. His grandfather, Elias Warden, founded the camp thirty years prior to the present in the book and usually states, every time something unusual or not normal happens, "This is Camp Algonkian Island. It was founded thirty-one years ago by my grandfather, Elias Warden, and never once, before today, has [anything not normal happened].
This stern belief usually blinds him from current problems or preventing future problems, and he remains completely oblivious to virtually any of the actions or events that take place in the novel.
He's the first to find out that a newcomer to the camp, Rudy Miller, could potentially become a problem, but forgets about that due to kids never being a problem and always loving camp in his grandfather's age.
He lives by this one rule: That's the way it was then, that's the way it is now. On its republication in , Resource Links proclaimed that the book is "good, even great at times" and that it "will be as popular with young readers today as it was more than 20 years ago".
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Rudy is determined to escape from summer camp hell, and his attempts to do so are laugh out loud funny. You're rooting for this boy the whole time -- so it comes as a complete surprise what he choose to do in the end.
I wish this book were still in print for a new generation for readers. I personally think it stands the test of time, as do most of the 72 reviewers on Amazon and I'm amazed how much a good used copy of the book costs there! View all 4 comments. Jan 09, Anushka rated it it was amazing Shelves: Picked up a second hand copy of the book at a pet fair Until you start reading that is.
Definitely near the top of my 'all time favourite', a must read and an immediate mood lifter. Comedy and hilarity at its best!!!! Thar she blows Mike: Thar what blows? There nothing blows! There's no wind! We have no wind!!! Also noted for the generous use of the insults 'Nut' and 'Twit'.
Read the book and didn't like it? Work Detail! For having no sense of humour. Gordon Korman published this, his fifth or sixth novel, at the age of eighteen. Most 18 year olds are out writing manifestoes against the wickedness of the generation before them or nihilistic rants about their own future.
Korman was way cooler than that. He penned a fluffy Wodehousian comedy pointing well-intentioned mockery at the institution of summer camps. There is a brief call-out to The Fall of the House of Usher and a lot of parallels to Bartleby the Scrivener , but truly this is just a wa Gordon Korman published this, his fifth or sixth novel, at the age of eighteen.
There is a brief call-out to The Fall of the House of Usher and a lot of parallels to Bartleby the Scrivener , but truly this is just a wacky story about kids who hate being stuck in a cabin with fake-cheerful counselors who force them into mandatory fun. If you were ever forced to "enjoy" a volleyball game when you would've rather been on your couch at home, then this book is for you.
As a boy, this book made me laugh every single time I read it. That's easily one of the best things I can think of getting from a story, and because it gave me hours and hours of happiness, there's no way I can rate it lower than five stars. In I Want to Go Home!
Rudy Miller is a gifted but easily bored and mischievous kid who has been sent to an island athletic camp where he proceeds to drive the entire staff mad with both his apathy and his cheeky escape attempts. Part of what makes it so amusi As a boy, this book made me laugh every single time I read it. Part of what makes it so amusing is counselor Chip's reactions and Rudy's quips, but situation-wise it's funny too.
Even as an Australian kid with no real experience of such a camp set up, I was totally on board with Korman's book because I could relate to the characters so easily. Now, I haven't read in a couple of years and then, as an adult, it was still funny. I probably didn't laugh out loud as much as I used to, but it still had the goods.
Worth hunting for. Sep 12, ALEX!!!! Hulbert rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. This book is all about a kid named Rudy Miller and how he wants to go home. Rudy is a very intelligent kid, but his is lazy most of the time. His parents sent him to a summer camp on Algonkian Island for part of the summer.
He pulls various thought out tricks to try and get him sent home. He went as far as trying to steal a boat and drive away at night while everyone is sleeping. On all of tricks he pulled and got caught for doing his punishment was working in the cafeteria. This book is very fu This book is all about a kid named Rudy Miller and how he wants to go home. This book is very funny. It is very realistic with the description and events that take place.
One of the best events that take place is when Rudy sets up a huge pillow fight in one of the cabins. I would recommend this book to anyone boys or girls that like humorous books. This honestly book just keeps you wanting to read it. Overall read this book!
May 17, Lana. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a boy in possession of a summer vacation, must want to camp Wait until they meet Rudy Miller, who doesn't do camp or much anything else Hiliariously funny read as a child and still pretty amusing re-read as an adult.
Though some aspects might be rather quaint and dated with no cell phones! No swearing! Should still be good to read with or to, albeit a slightly younger age group than probably originally intended. Jul 25, Rebecca Rosenblum added it. I bought this for a young friend on the basis of many happy readings as a kid--but then I panicked, thinking maybe this kid's parent wouldn't approve of the book.
So I reread the gift copy bad! It's actually very gentle comedy and ever I bought this for a young friend on the basis of many happy readings as a kid--but then I panicked, thinking maybe this kid's parent wouldn't approve of the book.
It's actually very gentle comedy and everyone's heart is in the right place, but still not a model of good behaviour. I'll still give it to the young lady and see what she thinks Jul 11, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hysterical, barring any natural disasters. Nov 24, Mylie Bucyrus rated it it was amazing. Still as funny and enjoyable as when I read it as a kid.
Great read. Still funny all these years later. Mar 19, People5accountant. Rudy went to camp. He just wanted to be left alone, sleep, and play chess. When Rudy got to camp he chose not to play any sports, and he met a new friend named Mike Webster.
They both tried to leave the camp many times but failed to do so. When they got into trouble they had to do work detail. They both like being on work detail because they did not want to be with the campers.