What are two kids to do at a summer camp where they just don’t fit in? Howie and Grace had never met before, but when bullies at Camp Tall Pine pull a prank on them, they befriend each other and decide to run away. The misfit pre-teens pair up and head for adventure in the woods of a small island. Their trip isn’t easy, but they vow to never give up when they’re challenged by continuing adversity. As their bond grows stronger, they realize that the world isn’t so bad, when it can be faced with a friend.
This is a heartwarming story about two kids, eleven-year old Grace and a boy she meets, Howie, at camp. Both kids are considered “goats” by some of the popular campers and they are humiliated by being stripped of their clothes and left on a remote island. They comfort each other and are soon on the run together, with Grace calling her mother to come and get her.
They form a bond and rely on each other. They do steal some clothes and even stay at a motel by using deceit but they keep track of their debts too and are desperate. The performances by Annalise Basso as Grace and Chandler Canterbury as Howie are wonderful and their devotion to each other warms the heart. One of the nice lines of dialog in the film is this: “God has a way of giving you what you need during the tough times.” The two are a lot more powerful as a duo than they are alone. We are pleased to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve plus to this inspiring story of survival and friendship. If you are not a kid, this one will bring back the days you were.