jeffdaboss added a book review.
Holes is a kind of odd book, but reading it isn't so bad. Stanley Yelnats's dad is an inventor who's failing to make a good invention, his family lives in a tiny apartment, and Stanley is convicted of stealing the shoes of a famous MLB player's shoes which were being auctioned for charity. He is dragged to Camp Green Lake, where he and other "troubled" boys are forced do dig holes to "build character". Also, his great-great grandfather stole a pig and got his entire lineage cursed, including Stanley. He learns, along with his group of friends, that the mean warden is looking for something somewhere in the area. She and her assistants have been using the boys as a cover and as their servants. Stanley and Zero, his uneducated and overlooked friend, journey to find the treasure, and Stanley goes to try to prove his innocence. This story is kind of boring, but there is some action that keeps you entertained.