Holes

Holes

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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.
Publisher: New York : Frances Foster Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001, c1998.
Edition: 10th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9780374332662
9780440228592
044022859X
9780440419464
0440419468
9780440414803
0440414806
9780374332655
0374332657
Call Number: SACHAR
Characteristics: 265 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Subjects: Newbery Medal.
Juvenile delinquency -- Fiction.
Homeless persons -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Treasure troves -- Fiction.
Judicial error -- Fiction.

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greenfox737 Oct 13, 2017

Trypophobia is the fear of holes.

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GCPL_Teen Jun 29, 2017

If you liked Wayside School, you will likely enjoy Holes. Sachar has a brand of humor that will draw the reader in. Holes is both funny and heart wrenching.


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Bibliotecario_1
Aug 02, 2018

Holes
Sachar, Louis
AR Quiz No. 28081 EN Fiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: MG - BL: 4.6 - AR Pts: 7.0

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kristenpfae
Jul 07, 2018

I really enjoyed how this book came together at the end. I did find some points a little tedious to get through but overall the story was very interesting.

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arta_2
Jul 04, 2018

I did find interest in this book at the beginning while I was reading it for a school-assignment,
but soon after the middle I kept losing concentration and becoming off track. I will admit it definitely does get boring at some points but overall it is a pretty good book.

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BeckyR21
Jun 10, 2018

Read this with my 9 yr old. Quite a good read for any age. Great characters, mystery, fantastic ending.

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NoorZamir01
Mar 13, 2018

i like this book because it is intresting
Age: 9/12 can read this book .i give this book 5 star. I want borrow this book can u hold it for NoorZamir01

ReadingAdviser_Lori Mar 07, 2018

This modern classic novel is a must-read for children, teens and adults who enjoy a story that is darkly humorous and mysterious.

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sunflowerpetals
Feb 17, 2018

The whole plot wasn't very interesting, however the author is good at explaining things so I was able to finish the book without complaints.

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danlong78
Feb 14, 2018

Age 9/10

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anitalee6923
Jan 28, 2018

I loved this book! It was so easy to read and understand. The best part is the mysterious reason why the boys are forced to dig holes. It was sad when Zero revealed his mom's disappearance and the fact that they were forced into this camp. The happy ending is that the camp shut down for some kind of abuse.

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SULAV SHAKYA
Jul 07, 2017

This is a great book boiled down to its core. However it is very very slow in the beginning, for those who have no patience and just getting to the action, this isn't for you.

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lizzie66
Nov 26, 2016

Young Stanley is forced to go to a camp called 'camp green lake', but its not green at all, just sand and earth. And there is no Lake, its been dry for over 1000 years. Camp Green lake has a long history, and a bad, violent one too. All those 'bad' boys must dig a hole 5 feet high and 5 feet wide. This heartwarming book captures scenes no one would imagine. But while Stanley Yelnats goes through that suffering, Hecter Zeroni(AKA Zero) goes through the worst.

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bethelo
Jun 20, 2015

good book about digging holes to store HUGE balls!0

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Man123
Jul 21, 2014

owsome book

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DaisyCosh
Jul 24, 2012

Stanley Yelnats is wrongfully accused of theft and is forced into a juvenile detention camp and is forced to dig holes until he finds treasure with his best friend Zero.

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MARGARET Y LI
Jul 23, 2012

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.

DesireeOnDeck Jul 02, 2012

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!!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 06, 2012

a boy who digs holes

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henein
Jul 27, 2011

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.

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nlach
Oct 01, 2010

Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake for stealing shoes. Camp Green Lake is a boot camp for boys. Everyday you dig holes at Camp Green Lake. Soon, Stanley realizes that the boys aren't just digging, they're digging for something.

lucky Oct 22, 2008

Stanley Yelnats gets sent to a "boot camp" to dig holes, for committing theft, although he didn't really do it. At "boot camp", they dig holes searching for treasure. Will Stanley find the treasure, and break the family curse?

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FatimaNasir_1
Jun 28, 2015

“You're responsible for yourself. You messed up your life, and it's up to you to fix it. No one else is going to do it for you -- for any of you.”
― Louis Sachar

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Man123
Jul 21, 2014

this is good

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ottawalib
Jul 06, 2014

You can't dig your way to a better life.

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MARGARET Y LI
Jul 04, 2012

"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).

DesireeOnDeck Jul 02, 2012

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

lovescars26 Jun 22, 2012

love this book

soccergirl8 Jun 15, 2012

"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."

busyinbillspants Jun 06, 2012

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

busyinbillspants Jun 06, 2012

“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.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 06, 2012

"life gives u holes'

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