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Holes

Sachar, Louis, 1954- (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Authors: Sachar, Louis, 1954-
Title: Holes
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008
Edition: 10th anniversary ed
Characteristics: 265 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
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Statement of Responsibility: Louis Sachar
Notes: "Winner of the Newbery and National book awards."
"Frances Foster Books."
Summary: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Medal, 1999
ISBN: 9780374332662
0374332665
Branch Call Number: y SACHAR 2008
Subject Headings: Juvenile delinquency Juvenile fiction Homeless persons Juvenile fiction Friendship Juvenile fiction Treasure troves Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Juvenile delinquency
Homeless persons
Friendship
Treasure troves
LCCN: 2007045430
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As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

Our favorite! You will not forget this book: we promise! Friendship, mysteries and treasure, humor and pain... it has everything!

A middle schooler is sent to a horrible correctional facility in Texas and assigned to dig endless holes. Soon, though, he makes friends and learns more about the mystery of why he is being made to dig these holes...

As further evidence of his family's bad fortune, which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a horrendous correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.


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Jul 21, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this book is interesting

Jul 20, 2014
  • Seema0541 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Its pretty good. I think Small Steps was much better, but this wasn't bad.

Jul 09, 2014
  • lovescars26 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really get the message from this book because the charter is blamed for something he did not do but he still toke the balm

Jul 09, 2014
  • soccergirl8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i really liked this book! i liked how the story from the past (with Katherine Barlow) caused the story taking place in the present (with Stanley), and remnants of the Katherine Barlow story were still in the story about Stanley.

Jul 09, 2014
  • DesireeOnDeck rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

good book

Jul 02, 2014
  • eden_m_m rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I think that this book is a little funny.

Jun 06, 2014
  • blue_tiger_794 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Awesome book one of my all time favorites!

Solid book that really comes full circle.

Aug 21, 2013
  • Jules918 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Loved the book as well as the movie. :)

Aug 07, 2013
  • niku1234 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Though well written I didn't enjoy this book at all. I do believe that the movie was much better because I felt that it was more exciting and interesting. I was mostly bored while reading this book and at the end of each chapter I had the sudden urge to give up on the book and put it down. I had high hopes that this book would be one to remember but it was unfortunately a disappointment. The plot was quite unusual and original but all of the details put into the book made it so boring and dull. This book is not one of the worst that I have come across but I am definitely not impressed and satisfied with this book. I do not recommend this book to other readers.

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Jul 09, 2014
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Jun 06, 2012
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Jul 21, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

owsome book

Jul 09, 2014
  • DesireeOnDeck rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfater and has since followed generations of Yelnats.now Stanly has been unjustly sent to a boy's detention center. camp green lake, where the bad boys have to dig one hall every day, five feet wide and five feet deep. He also meet a boy name Zero that didnt know who to read. they escaped the camp and nobody went after them. stanley and zero found a box of tresure for him and zero. Stanley lawer came and tookk the tresure and letf camp now all his friend that he met at camp is now out and always come to zero or Stanly house to Play. Now zero is not poor and whey live in a big house.Thxz $ Readin My Summary!!

Jul 03, 2014
  • eden_m_m rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is about an innocent little boy named stanley who was sent into a jail camp to look for a hidden tresure buried in the sand. In the end it was discovered that stanley was innocent,and he was sent home with all the buried gold and jewals he had found.

Jul 23, 2012
  • MARGARET Y LI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stanley has to go to Camp Green Lake, a boys' detention center under a curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather. The boys build character daily by digging holes that are exactly five feet wide and five feet deep under a dried up lake because the Warden is looking for something.

Jun 06, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

a boy who digs holes

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Jul 21, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

this is good

Jul 09, 2014
  • lovescars26 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

love this book

Jul 09, 2014
  • soccergirl8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"If only, if only, the moon speaks no reply; reflecting the sun and all that's gone by. Be strong my weary wolf, turn around boldly. Fly high, my baby bird, my angel, my only."

Jul 09, 2014
  • DesireeOnDeck rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Love This Book read it in 4th grade and seen the movie

Jul 04, 2012
  • MARGARET Y LI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Behind them the sky had turned dark, and for the first time in over a hundred years, a drop of rain fell into the empty lake" (225).

Jun 06, 2012
  • busyinbillspants rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

" When you spend your whole life living in a hole", he said, "the only way you can go is up.”

Jun 06, 2012
  • busyinbillspants rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“If only, if only," the woodpecker sighs, "The bark on the tree was as soft as the skies." While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely, Crying to the moo-oo-oon, If only, If only.”

Jun 06, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"life gives u holes'

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