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Holes By Louis Sachar Holes Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment and redemption Ages Stanley Yelnats is under a curse A curse that began with his no good dirty r

  • Title: Holes
  • Author: Louis Sachar
  • ISBN: 9780439244190
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • Holes By Louis Sachar Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment and redemption Ages 10 Stanley Yelnats is under a curse A curse that began with his no good dirty rotten pig stealing great great grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys detention center, Camp Green Lake, wStanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment and redemption Ages 10 Stanley Yelnats is under a curse A curse that began with his no good dirty rotten pig stealing great great grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys build character by spending all day, every day, digging holes five feet wide and five feet deep It doesn t take long for Stanley to realize there s than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment and redemption.
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    1. Catie on said:

      I am very sad that I never read this as a young person, because I think that I would have loved it even than I do now I think that it probably would have blown my mind I have to applaud Louis Sachar for being so courageous in a children s novel.Effortlessly weaving together the past, present, and ancient history of these characters, Mr Sachar examines the impact of our history and the nature of hope and human compassion, all while maintaining a light, humorous quality This is a book for childre [...]

    2. Shayantani Das on said:

      No wonder this book has got a Newberry Award Its 200 something pages of pure awesomeness By beautifully executing such an ingenious concept, Louis Sachar has made me his fan.Stanley Yelnats is an over sized preteen who is falsely accused of stealing He is provided with the option to choose between jail and camp green lake Stanley is not well of, and has never been to camp, so his choice is obvious Unfortunately though, Camp green lake is not the usual camp He gets his fair share of adventure fro [...]

    3. Annet on said:

      This book is so much fun I used to take clippings from magazines with book reviews, found an old clipping about this book cleaning up the house recently and thought mmm let s read this one Timing was impeccable I went through an explosive challenging period of really hard work and high pressure in the office and this book made me look forward to reading if only a few pages when coming home A quirky funny story about a boy called Stanley who is sent to Green Camp Lake , a boy s detention center a [...]

    4. Becky on said:

      Funny story I m trying to shelve this book, and can t remember if it had been banned but I thought it had google confirmed At the same time, my friend Allison and I are chatting on Google Chat, and she starts ranting about how ridiculous book banning is an opinion with which I agree wholeheartedly Anyway, the conversation went like this me Is Holes a banned book I can t rememberallison dunno the whole concept of banned books is stupid I mean, you could find a reason to gripe about any bookme yes [...]

    5. Saleh MoonWalker on said:

      Onvan Holes Holes, 1 Nevisande Louis Sachar ISBN 439244196 ISBN13 9780439244190 Dar 233 Safhe Saal e Chap 1998

    6. Ranee on said:

      I knew of a friend who lost everything when her father started digging holes You see, her dad was a treasure hunter And to be a treasure hunter, you are supposed to be well equipped and with good manpower You must also be in possession of a reliable map and a lot of time You also need a lot of money to be able to acquire all the above things Unfortunately, my friend s father only acquired a fake map, swindlers for company and equipment worth nothing when you re digging the wrong hole Little by l [...]

    7. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      Holes, Louis Sachar Holes is a 1998 young adult mystery comedy novel written by Louis Sachar and first published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux It won the 1998 U.S National Book Award for Young People s Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year s most distinguished contribution to American literature for children In 2012 it was ranked number 6 among all time children s novels in a survey published by School Library Journal 248 186 227 2009 1379 280 964417335 1381 1382 1388 9789644173356 1 [...]

    8. KristenR on said:

      I m not sure exactly when it happened, but it seems I m no longer absolutely cool in my daughter s eyes I could understand if her particular issues with me were current fashion or the things to do while hanging out with friends, but books BOOKS Oh, the pain I don t say anything about the girly girl preteen drivel she loves to read after all, I occasionally read girly girl grownup drivel and I recommend a wide range of books while keeping in mind she doesn t have the same penchant for sf fantasy [...]

    9. Chris on said:

      I was picking up some books at the resale shop and for some reason found myself browsing in the children s books It seemed like the usual fare at first, some Dr Seuss, a mangy copy of a Clifford book, a few ratty Choose Your Own Adventure paperbacks, Hugh Hefner s autobiography, some smut called The Very Virile Viking , and Pimp by Iceberg Slim Tucked amongst all this tawdry trash was something called Holes , which seemed to make sense sandwiched between Pimp and Hef s life saga I soon realized [...]

    10. Mary Taitt on said:

      Holes, by Louis Sachar, 5 5 It was really good I loved it It s a young adult novel from which a movie was made I have not seen the movie, but I hope to The book is a Newberry Award Winner.Stanley Yelnats is falsely accused of stealing a pair of sneakers and set to Camp Green Lake, for criminal boys To build character, the boys get up at 4 30 every morning and dig holes big holes If they find anything unusual, they are supposed to report it But the warden isn t looking for fossils or pretty rocks [...]

    11. Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩ on said:

      Holes is one of my favorite books of all time The whole thing is just so clever The writing style is simple, but not boring Every character is amazingly developed and believable I like how the story of the present and the story of the past connect to each other perfectly in the end And the movie version is really good, too I highly suggest this book to everyone.

    12. Heather on said:

      I thought this author did an especially clever job on the way he set up the story He flipped back and forth between generations, never getting confusing, never giving information too soon, never giving information too late This was very fun to read.

    13. Kaya on said:

      Thoughtful and studious read I can t say anything bad about the book, since every chapter made perfect sense It just didn t bring out any emotion in me Also, I found myself a bit bored throughout the flashbacks Mostly, I think the biggest problem is that I m too old for this book, even though I know it sounds a little pretentious Stanley s family was cursed by a gypsy because of his great great great Pig stealing Grandpa His dad tries to make a formula to get rid of the smell of old worn out sne [...]

    14. Shoa Khan on said:

      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 OH MY GOD 5 FREAKING STARS are simply not enough to do justice to this little gem of a book My first fulll length read of 2016, and I couldn t have asked for a better book And I just happened to pick it up by chance It so happened that I was looking for an audiobook for my daily commute, and that bumped this deserving Newbe [...]

    15. Erin on said:

      Everybody knows who this man is, right I mean, I m looking over the reviews for this book on the front page and I can find no mention There s not a whisper of the author s previous successes I m absolutely flabbergasted that the word Wayside is not coming up in any of my control F searches Absolutely nothing Sideways Stories from Wayside School Really The absolute greatest story about an elementary school ever told The one built sideways accidentally, with no 13th floor Mrs Gorf Ice cream flavor [...]

    16. Jennifer on said:

      Holes is the first installment in Louis Sachar s middle grade young adult series titled Holes Again, I m so happy to say I ve found joy in reading along with my 5th grade son This academic year has been full of fun required reading and that makes me so happy for him It s hard to be excited about required reading but it helps so much when the content is entertaining I watched the film adaptation of Holes prior to reading the book, but I m happy to say the two are almost exactly the same Well done [...]

    17. Anna Aguirre on said:

      Love, love, love Kids love it, too A great novel about inner strength and persistence.

    18. Sean-Wyn on said:

      I loved how the multiple storylines in this book tied together so nicely Now onions are going to give me a different reason to cry

    19. Melanie (TBR and Beyond) on said:

      It was all because of his no good dirty rotten pig stealing great great grandfather I can t believe I didn t read this when I was younger Thankfully, I finally picked it up and gave it a shot Holes is about Stanley, an overweight young boy who after accidentally stealing a shoe yes, accidently goes to trial for theft He is then forced by the judge to pick between jail time or go to Camp Green Lake Stanley, of course, chooses the camp option thinking it will be fun and games and at least he will [...]

    20. Shelly on said:

      This book really surprised me and surpassed all of my expectations for it I loved the characters and thought the story itself was clever and nicely laid out I never got the feeling that the author was talking down to his audience because this is a young adult novel, which is a big pet peeve of mine Stanley and Zero were a great pair, though Zero was my favorite, and I was kept in constant suspense waiting for the next bad shoe to drop.

    21. Leah Jay on said:

      I was so touched by this book All the characters were amazing The plot kept me on my toes The writing was superb This one is definitely going in my list of books everyone should read That means you need to read it, too

    22. Liza Fireman on said:

      Wow wow wow 5 stars A curse, and a great great grandfather that stole a pig and broke a promise to Madame Zeroni, a one legged Gypsy, a kind person that tried to help him, and ended up putting a curse on him and all his descendants.Stanley Yelnats is in trouble, he stole a pair of shoes or didn t steal them, but was accused of doing so And was sent to detention center, Camp Green Lake, where he needs to dig a hole every day A hole that is 5 feet deep, wide and long And for a bit over weight and [...]

    23. Alissa Patrick on said:

      This book was so great I am a sucker for books about friendship, especially when it s about childhood or adolescent friendship The interactions between Stanley and Zero are amazing, and I felt as though I was right there with them Two boys who can t trust anyone who have to learn to trust one another.On a surface, this does seem like a silly middle school age type of book Overweight, unpopular Stanley gets accused of a crime he didn t commit The judge tells him he has two choices go to jail or g [...]

    24. Mary JL on said:

      I know this book won the Newberry Medal and other awards But I must review my books for me I rate it a very good, strong 3 stars but no higher Defintely worth reading for anyone, however I also freely admit had I read this at age 12, I WOULD have rated it four stars.First, tops marks to the author for interlinking two stories Stanley s incarceration at Camp Green Lake and the earlier tale of Kate Barlow The matching and interweaving of the two plot lines is well done.I would have liked a bit de [...]

    25. Sharon Mariampillai on said:

      This was a fantastic read The story was fun, interesting and engaging I really enjoyed re reading this book I got to rediscover the reasons why I love the book and I got to pick up on the things that I missed The characters were amazing My favourite is Zero I just thought he was the loving one I also really loved the friendship between the members of the D tent and their nicknames The ending was amazing I can t wait to read Small Steps to see how life after being released is for X Ray and Armpit [...]

    26. Madeline on said:

      Really, really entertaining, and a lot better than I expected it to be The characters histories and the way the past intersects with the future is wonderfully done I know that s vague, but I can t go into detail without giving away crucial plot points , plus the characters are great Who wouldn t love an illiterate but really smart kid called Zero and a warden who adds rattlesnake venom to her nail polish

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