This is one of my favourite movies,  it’s the themes of the edge of becoming a teenager, mixed with the friends you have at this age before it all gets socially different. I recently read the novella and it was fantastic too, and even better than the movie, which is often the case with books and movies. The night they camp and talk around a campfire encapsulates the movie. Four kids camping out, talking, trying to be older than they are but still kids with kid concerns. They are all free while camping.  Free from their dysfunctional families, free from their small town and free from the teenager bullies. This scene I think of everytime I go camping or think I need to re-set and get away from the day to day.