Read by Kerry Beyer
Three cassettes / 4 hours 30 mins.

Stanley Yelnats isn't so surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to a juvenile detention center. After all, his family has been ridden with bad luck ever since a one-legged gypsy put a curse on his great-great grandfather. He is told that the hard labor he must perform...digging 5 foot holes in the dried up soil where Green Lake once sat...is meant to build character. But is soon becomes clear to Stanley that the warden is really using the boys to search for something very valuable. The story of the hidden treasure, alone with the warden, Stanley's friend Zero, and the curse on the Yelnats family are all part of a compelling puzzle that has taken generations to unravel.
Paperback
Published on April 30, 2000 by Yearling Books
ISBN-10: 9990833087
ISBN-13: 9789990833089
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  • Boi boi boi Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9:46 am
    Wow I read this irl and it is awesome!
    • Jimmy JohnsFriday, April 28, 2017 at 7:14 am
      Best book ever. Its even better than our subs!
      • Jimmy JohnsFriday, April 28, 2017 at 7:10 am
        Best book 2020
        • kingkuzmaFriday, April 28, 2017 at 6:59 am
          this is the best book ever. It is about this guy named Stanley Yelnats which is backwards for Stanley Yelnats
          • mary-s
            mary-sThursday, April 6, 2017 at 9:06 am55 stars
            In the story Holes by Louis Sachar is a book about a young boy named Stanley Yelnats who goes to a boy’s detention center called camp green lake later he finds out the warden at the camp is not making him and the other boys dig for a punishment... she's is looking for something! but what?In the story he also becomes friends with a mysterious kid nicknamed zero one day their friendship changes forever.The author Louis Sachar, has an unique writing style that shows the life of his ancestors in the past and Stanley in the present it makes the book very enjoyable. Louis sacher has won many awards like the John Newbery Medal, I recommend to read this amazing book.
            • Marcus Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 11:03 am
              I thought it was kind of scary to be stanley but I kind of thought that it wasn't his falt he went to camp green lake because of his ancestor who made their family cursed.
              • 440957
                440957Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 9:11 am
                The Book Holes has mystery in the story with characters you either love or hate like the main character stanley yelnats and his friend/for x ray who takes advantage of anything he can get. The Author ,louis sachar shares a wonderful adventure with us called holes.
                • 194816
                  194816Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 9:06 am
                  I really like this book! I think that I like it so much because of the cliffhangers that Louis Sachar does at the end of chapters and make the reader almost feel like they have to read more no matter what. I believe this is a great trait for an author to have which s why this book was so good and I encourage other people to read it.
                  • 449353
                    449353Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8:53 am
                    The book Holes by Louis Sachar is an amazing book that takes you to Camp Green Lake in Texas. The main characters are Stanley and Zero and they show good teamwork. The setting is in the middle of nowhere. It used to be a lake but it is a piece of dried up land. No one knows what is going to happen to Stanley. The readers follow Stanley through Camp Green Lake. But he does something you will never expect. Sachar is the writer that makes you think that you are in the book. Also, it makes you look at the story in a different way. “The lizards have eleven yellow spots, which are hard to see on their yellow-green body. They have black teeth, and white tongues.” That is the writing style that Sachar does and it is amazing. It makes you see what really happens in detention centers. Also, it is cool to see how much people can care for each other. Holes won the Newberry Award in 1999. Which is a very hard award to win.
                    • kitten7260
                      kitten7260Friday, December 2, 2016 at 4:21 am55 stars
                      This book is awesome, especially if you love a bit of mystery! Stanley Yelnats has found himself in a terrible prison camp after he "steals" a famous baseball player's famous shoes- or they just fell from the sky. His family has been cursed for years, so at least he was expecting it. So when Stanley arrives at Camp Green Lake, he finds lots of boys digging tons and tons of holes. The adults say this is to build character, but all the kids there know the adults are hiding something. Stanley soon goes on a quest with his new friend Zero, and they soon find out that they are more than a pile of nothing

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