Book Report: Hideout by Gordon Korman Essay

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The book HIDEOUT, written by Gordon Korman, begins with an adventurous group of middle school kids that come to the rescue of one of their friends to hide a fierce Doberman before a crooked businessman can bring him harm. The story starts out in the beginning of August, in Cedarville, New York, with the school friends all heading off to summer camps but they did not know they would be sneaking a dog along with them. There are two main characters in each of the summer camps and the story takes place in all three of these camps. These summer camps are in the woods of New York’s Catskill Mountains. They are Camp Ebony Lake, Camp Ta-da and Camp Endless Pines. These three camps may be in the same woods but they are spread out and …show more content…
During the party, Swindle shows up and tells Savannah that he wants his dog back. He claims that he never signed Luthor over to the dog pound and that makes her adoption of the Doberman illegal. He wants to get even with this group of kids for ruining his reputation, and making him lose his business and his house. Luthor is a pure breed and could win a lot of money for him if he entered him in dog shows. All this man cares about is making money off of Luthor and the team knows that he will mistreat the dog. The judge rules in Swindles favor and Savannah is ordered to give him his dog but before the date she was to turn Luthor over he comes up missing. Griffin comes up with a plan to hide Luthor until they can legally prove that he belongs to Savannah. They sneak the huge Doberman to camp with them and it takes all six campers to help make sure he is well hidden. Swindle knows that they have the dog hidden and has hired men to find him. He manages to get Luthor toward the end of the story but this team of friends find the proof they need to keep Savannah and Luthor together. Swindle stole the papers he signed to give Luthor up but, the team finds these papers and rescues the dog before Swindle can leave with him.

This team of school friends bend the rules and sometimes they even break the law, but they won’t let one of their friends get swindled. They stand up for what they think is fair and when

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