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Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look.

Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.

It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.

Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud.

"A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times

WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK
SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS




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  • robloxlover3465Friday, October 12, 2018 at 9:24 am
    It's about Stanley yelnats going to camp green lake.
    • awesomekidsrule
      awesomekidsruleFriday, October 12, 2018 at 9:19 am
      it's good I'm halfway there.
      • delbels73
        delbels73Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 8:16 am55 stars
        I love this book! The movie was great too. It was very accurate. The book was sad but amazing! The characters were unique! And the plot was very interesting !
        • jellyslime001
          jellyslime001Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 11:17 am55 stars
          Mystery. Cliffhangers. Everything there is to make a wonderful book. Holes caught me on my seat and I could not stop reading it. Every chapter made me want to read more. Mr. Sachar chose great words to complete the book. If there was one book I would recomend, it would be this book.