Camp X Book Report

1544 Words Dec 20th, 2011 7 Pages
Title: Camp X
Author: Erik Walters

Introduction:
This book report discusses the plot, significant characters, setting (e.g., time of the story took place, historical background), problems and resolutions, themes or messages of the story. A reflection of the author’s writing style will be presented followed by a conclusion.

Plot:
This story talks about 2 young teenagers during World War II are spending an exciting and intense wartime summer in Whitby. Almost 12 years, George and 14 years old, Jack, are having a make-believe war when they get caught by 2 guards and are asked to leave and not return. One day, they discover 4 men planting “clay” onto the bridge. George and Jack suspect that these 4 men are possibly some of the German Spy
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Also, he is a very smart person as he says “mistakes are only mistakes if you don’t correct them”. This shows that he makes the camp better by asking the boys how they got in through the guards. Learning from his mistakes, he improves the guarding system throughout Camp X.

Setting:
The story takes place during 1942 during World War II. In Whitby, Ontario, the setting takes place near Colbert’s Creek that leads to Camp X. Camp X is a secret spy training camp that trains Canadians as spy’s to fight at Germany during the World War II. Camp X is a restricted camp that is put near a forest and also has a giant tower for training for spies to parachute. Camp X is one of the many places that Germans attempt to sabotage. Camp X is a 17 acre park named after the British Security Coordination (Intrepid Park). The water in Colbert’s Creek is somewhat warm and purified. This shows, the pollution rate of the lake between the camp is quite low and is purified.

Problems, Challenges:
One of the major problems George and Jack encountered had a positive and negative impact on both of them. Firstly, as George and Jack were playing make-believe war, they encountered a highly restricted camp in which they got caught. They were escorted home and asked never to return. As they experienced intense curiosity, they returned and discovered military activities that occurred in the camp.…

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