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Stanley Yelnats is sentenced to dig holes at Camp Green Lake detention centre for stealing a pair of trainers. Stanley's quest to discover what he is digging for leads to danger and adventure and to a confrontation with his family's past.

Paperback, 233 pages
Published on May 9, 2000 by Yearling
ISBN-10: 0440414806
ISBN-13: 9780440414803
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  • bayliem
    bayliemWednesday, October 23, 2019 at 4:54 pm55 stars
    i took the Quiz and i didn't get such a hot grad😂.But i red it in 5th grad. But the book is really good❤❤❤❤ .
    • moonlightwolf
      moonlightwolfThursday, October 24, 2019 at 8:22 am55 stars
      I agree with you It is the best book
    • lilkhikhi25
      lilkhikhi25Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 11:44 am
      it so fun i read it in 3rd grade
      • clover5
        clover5Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 5:10 am55 stars
        I like this book because the topic was quite unusual, but somehow interesting! It's about a horrible camp called Camp Green Lake, except that there is no lake!
        • itz_makayla07
          itz_makayla07Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 10:31 am
          I love the book holes because it actually teach you that real friends will go out looking for you.Holes was about kids that had to pick out of jail or camp green lake
          • queenie_cupcake
            queenie_cupcakeSunday, August 18, 2019 at 3:59 pm55 stars
            My uncle gave this book to me, and I read it in one day. My dad was telling me to stop reading! I just loved this book. It's about a named Stanley. Stanley's family and he are always in the wrong place at the wrong time. Stanley and his family blamed things that went wrong on his, "no-good-dirty-rotten- pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather. Stanley who "stole" a pair of sneakers from his hero, went to court. Stanley's mother told Stanley before he went to court," just tell the truth,". At court Stanley was given a choice it was either to go to jail or Camp Green Lake. Stanley chose Camp Green Lake. Every day at the Camp Green lake you dug holes. The holes had to be 5 feet deep and 5 feet wide. The kids there gave Stanley a nickname, Caveman. A quiet kid, Zero became a good friend with Stanley over time. I like how the author included stories about when Green Lake was a real lake about a hundred years ago.
            • orangefoxes8
              orangefoxes8Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6:37 am55 stars
              I decided to read this book-- well, our teacher did. We are still reading this book 'till this day! There is a kid named Stanley Yelnats, turns out his last name was spelled backwards and the same letters spelled forwards. So Stanley was innocent and told the officers he didn't steal it from the showcase. He was guilty and had a poor family. So all he had to do, was getting sent to camp for his own good. Not just any camp, Camp Green Lake. He told his cabin-mates he found the shoes by the shoes falling out of the sky for no reason. He thought it never belonged to someone. So he took it, and ran. He never knew why he was running. Probably from the guilt, or just running from another school day.
              • ilikebunnies
                ilikebunniesWednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:56 pm
                this is a really good book about stanley yelnats and Zero try to get away. My favorite part was when they found gods thumb and were living there.
                • im-riddikulus
                  im-riddikulusFriday, May 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm55 stars
                  Ever complained about having to do a few chores? I know I have! However, after I read this book, I'm definitely glad that I only have to do a few! Holes is about Stanley Yelnats (yes his last name is Stanly spelled backward) who got in trouble for a crime he didn't commit. He has to go to Camp Greenlake (disclaimer: it's a dried up wasteland) and dig a hole every day that is 5 feet wide and 5 feet deep. As mysteries slowly unravel, Stanly has to decide where he stands and what he's going to do about his situation. I suggest this book to 4th grade and up. This is a great book!
                  • jayjay_girl46
                    jayjay_girl46Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:50 am55 stars
                    Actually best times of my life
                    • jayjay_girl46
                      jayjay_girl46Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:49 am55 stars
                      I used to read this with my old class. Ah such good times

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