Set in the northwesterly United States, Garret was kidnapped and taken to lake Harmony a boot cantonment for troubled teens. All types of troubled kids reside at that place. Garret does non believe he belongs at that place because he feels that he has done nil incorrect. However Garret was insubordinate and dated his instructor. Garret ‘s parents attempted to stop their relationship by acquiring the instructor fired. Paul and Sara are lofts friends that he meets when he gets to the cantonment, have programs of flight. When they do escape, they tell people they are following a set called fudge.
Thematically, the will and perseverance to last will suppress all obstructions as Garrett, Paul and Sara were sent to Lake Harmony, because their parents believed that they needed an intercession. They were all subjected to day-to-day whippings and isolation. Welcome to TI- Temporary Isolation- where I am forced to lie down on the cold concrete floor for 24 hours a twenty-four hours except for a few proceedingss here and at that place to eat or utilize the bathroom ” ( Strasser 30 ) . They were non allowed to speak because the cantonment was run like a prison. Sara told Garrett they had a program to get away and he was disbelieving. He believed they were hired by the staff to acquire him in problem for cabaling to get away. He discovered they were non lying and he joins the flight. Less than a twelve paces off, Sara cries out as Joe tackles her. They crash down into the foliages and branchlets. With Sara on the land, Joe rapidly jumps back to his pess. But before he can jerk her up, he ‘s got company — me ” ( Strasser 162 ) . They made it out of the cantonment before the transporters from the cantonment caught up to them. When the kids were get awaying the transporters the boat the transporters were utilizing was leaking and they about drowned. When Garrett got to the other side of the river he sent Sara off and he went back to deliver the transporters. When he gets at that place and tells them to assure that they will non take him back to Lack Harmony. When he recues them they took him back to the cantonment. Sara was gone and ne’er heard of once more. When Garrett is back place ” he resumes his usual agenda and lives that manner until he turns 18, which is when he is considered an grownup and they have no legal power on him. Thematically, the will and perseverance to last conquered all obstructions as Garrett, Paul and Sara were released from the cantonment out of the cantonment Lake Harmony.
Although Garret and Sara were sent to a boot cantonment that was run like a prison, they did non merit to be at that place. A prison is a topographic point where people are sent due to the jobs they have caused for others and even themselves. Publicly funded institutionsaa‚¬ ” such asAA prisons, province mental infirmaries, and juvenile-detention centersaa‚¬ ” typically contain people placed in them involuntarily ” ( Brown ) . Harmonizing to Barns American prisons started in the original 13 settlements due to England directing its workers to make working the 1500 ‘s. In the late seventiess and early 1980s, nevertheless, the image changed well. The prison population by 1982 rose to more than 412,000, an all-time record, stand foring an addition of about 12 % in one twelvemonth ” ( Wright ) . Harmonizing to Wright the Romains forbid imprisonment at least in antiquity. Today in the U.S:
In the United States today there are more than half a million grownups and kids under the age of 18 functioning clip in prison. Most captives are male high-school dropouts between the ages of 18 and 29. Most of them have committed violent offenses against other people ( such as slaying or assault with a deathly arm ) , belongings offenses ( such as larceny or burglary ) , or white neckband ” offenses ( such as revenue enhancement equivocation or peculation ) . Less than 5 per centum of the convicted felons in the United States are adult females ” ( Barnes ) .
Most prisons today are split into male and female. Contrary to popular belief the female prisons are more frequently more unsafe so male prisons, with the histories of sum of security and grounds people are at that place. Most of what happens in prisons is due to gang nowadayss in the systems. what happens is in a concatenation reaction, a pack is made or introduced into a given prison and it recruits members by fright and power. If you have person ‘s fright so they will most likely fall in your pack because they are scared of you, or they could fall in another pack to acquire their protection. Gangs move from prison to prison by the thoughts that people have when they either get out of prison or acquire transferred. To get by with overcrowding, local, province, and federal systems have turned to private sellers of correctional installations ” ( Vito ) .
Through the word picture of Garret prison life is reveled as he enters boot cantonment. I was ever large for my age. Now I ‘m merely large, period. Six pess four, 230 lbs, and big-shouldered, even if I am the antonym of athletic ” ( Strasser 22 ) . He was good educated, but excessively smart for his ain good. He felt he did non necessitate to travel to school. Garret was large in the household and merely kid, he ever had more than a adequate of everything, particularly money. Most of the problem he got in was due to his excess money and happening ways to pass it. Through the word picture of Garret it is made known that anyone can travel to prison for any ground. when his parents come to see him at the terminal of the book he tells them that the cantonment has been physically opprobrious to him. the one thing his parents or the counsellors did non anticipate was to hear him state ” I deserved it, sir ” ( Strasser 232 )
A square, handwritten unlifelike mark bents around her cervix: TWO Old ages AND STILL PULLING THE SAME CRAP. ” ( Strasser 22 ) . Sara has been a invitee of Lake Harmony for rather some clip and will make anything to acquire out. She is really quiet, and that works to her advantage because in Lake Harmony they are non authorized to speak. Sara is really thin and pale from all the malnutrition and deficiency of fresh air that the inmates receive. Before Garret is returned to bivouac, Sara is already free and with a program. she is on her manner to Canada to populate with her aunt.
Paul was really and ranked low in Lake Harmony society. He was ever preyed on by the older and more experient inmates. He had his ain sentiment and his ain narrative of why he was at that place. Know what ‘s frickin ‘ twisted? ” Pauly asks as we lie on unsmooth mats of broken corn stalks waiting for slumber. My male parent would be proud of me now. It takes a existent adult male to put fires and flight from boot cantonment ” ( Strasser 186 ) . His male parent thought he was weak and needed to toughen him up, boot cantonment was the best and merely option. Pauly is on the tally with Sara and besides on the manner to Sara ‘s aunts house.
Paul and Sara have programs of flight. When they do escape, they tell people they are following a set called Fudge. The will and perseverance to last conquered all obstructions as Garrett, Paul and Sara were released from the cantonment out of the cantonment Lake Harmony. Although Garret and Sara were sent to a boot cantonment that was run like a prison, they did non merit to be at that place, but they did flight. Through the word picture of Garret we see anyone can travel to prison for any ground. Sara is besides a great character that show word picture in a similar manner to Garrett.