By Louis Sachar

363 ratings 522 reviews 607 followers
Book 1 of 3 in the  Holes Series
Interest Level Reading Level Reading A-Z ATOS Word Count
Grades 4 - 8 Grades 3 - 8 V 4.6 47079

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.

Publisher: Collins Educational
ISBN-13: 9780007114511
ISBN-10: 0007114516
Published on 3/20/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 240

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What i think!hmm🤔for me I love this book,not just because it is good,I love the friendship that zero and Stanley have.it reminds me of my old friend,she didn't have parents and she was living with her aunt,we wouldn't do anything without each other,we were always there for each other,don't ever lose a friend like her. Five stars!! definitely think you should read it

One day in Texas a boy named Stanley Yelnats was said to have stolen a pair of shoes which belong to Clyde Livingston. (the truth is that he did not stole them, he just found them) And as a result has been sent to Camp Green Lake, a camp just for young boys who have done crimes. Camp green lake isn't just any lake, it's a dry waste land filled with holes that are five feet wide and five feet deep. The boys had to dig a hole every day even in the hot sun. This book is very good and tells you kindness can solve everything! ~ Victoria

I found this book boring and slow. I would not recommend it :(

Wow, this book is so so good, that I read this over 10 times!

I love the book holes

I love this book! Holes is such a good book! A boy named Stanley Yelnats (his last name is “Stanley” spelled backwards) is sent to Camp Green Lake, which is basically the complete opposite from its name. Every day, Stanley would go digging because the Warden wanted all the boys to “build character.” If anyone found something interesting while digging, they would give it to the Warden and get a day off from digging the next day. When one of Stanley’s friends find something, the Warden tells everyone to move to the location Stanley’s friend found it. Could the Warden be making the boys dig for something for a reason? This book is really interesting, and I recommend watching the movie too! ❤️❤️❤️

I would recommend this book to people ages 9-12.

A fabulous book,I enjoy it a lot!In this book a boy named stanley's family was poor, and he was cursed.He was known to be stealing Clyde livingson's shoes and send to Camp green lake when bad boy are,lot of interesting things happen there😀!

A funny and thoughtful books yet there is always suspense around the corner. An perfect example of irony. A good book for grades 5 and over.

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