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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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  • CocoaThursday, August 24, 2017 at 9:14 am
    OMG this is a really good book!
    • mynameisjeff2
      mynameisjeff2Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 6:42 am
      📕📗📘 I love books
      • mynameisjeff2
        mynameisjeff2Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 6:40 am
        I love this book and movie even thou it is so funny I like reading this book all the time 😏📖
        • demosthenes
          demosthenesFriday, August 18, 2017 at 8:43 am55 stars
          Mystery, treasure, and. . .lizards. this novel blew me away. At first i was slightly confused by all of the changing story lines mixed in, but Louis Sachar pulled it off and it was worth it in the end!!! this book kept me on my toes and forced me to think about it more than most stories. i loved the narrative Louis Sachar used and how well it sounded. not only smartly told but also hilarious! even though i had to try to keep up with all the loose ends, by the end i was thoroughly satisfied with how well it was wrapped together. this book is fast paced with enough emotion and humor to keep you involved. A fantastic novel. Please make a great decision and read it today!
          • danipuppygirl
            danipuppygirlMonday, August 14, 2017 at 11:28 am
            I read the book with my dad. He said that he read it a long time ago. I like that the family never gave up on there dream to find a sink free shoe. One should be good and not hold grudges with others. good book. saw the move this past weekend. good too
            • georgiasilver
              georgiasilverWednesday, August 9, 2017 at 4:57 pm44 stars
              An intriguing and lovable story, the heartbreak and struggle throughout Holes shows the readers the life of a teen and the experiences he gains that will change his life.
              • beast2323
                beast2323Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:10 pm44 stars
                This book is about Stanley Yelnats, who has been arrested for a crime he didn't commit, and he's on a bus headed for Camp Green Lake. He starts digging holes and finds more about his family's past.
                • dumbles
                  dumblesSaturday, August 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm
                  We're headed to camp! Actually, scratch that exclamation point: Holes begins with a description of Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention facility in Texas. Basically, it's a place for kids who have committed crimes. Stanley Yelnats, overweight, lonely, and poor, has been arrested for a crime he didn't commit, and he's on a bus headed for Camp Green Lake. Stanley's arrest is just the latest in a string of bad fortunes for the Yelnats family. Turns out that several generations back, the Yelnatses were cursed by a one-legged gypsy. And over the course of the book, we get a glimpse into some different time periods: the story of Stanley Yelnats and his unlikely friendship with another camper named Zero; the story of Stanley's great-great-grandpa who was cursed by Madame Zeroni; and the story of Miss Katherine's transformation to Kissin' Kate Barlow after a failed love affair with an onion man. In the end, all of these stories come together, and – spoiler alert – Stanley Yelnats comes out on top and the underdog prevails. Booya.
                  • abrightstar101 Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 6:42 am
                    I read this in school as our class novel it's really fun and exciting. You can almost feel the sun blazing on face as you read it. I love when he goes back to one hundred years ago. I love kissen Kate Barlow
                    • panda13Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 10:03 pm
                      Best movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!And Hector is so nice

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