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Louis Sachar

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Stanley Yelnats and his family have all been cursed because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather.  Stanley ends up at Camp Green Lake Detention Centre (there’s no lake and it’s not green) having to dig holes every day…

Aaliyah Yusuf, 5CV (2016)


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78 comments on “Holes

  1. ograham says:

    I really enjoyed this book. It is full of adventure and a little bit of mystery. His last name is Stanley backwards which I think is a really nice touch that the author has put in, it adds to story telling and the character of Stanley. In the beginning of the story Stanley is sent to camp green lake – which has no lake and is not green.

  2. egeach says:

    This book keeps you hooked at all times . I absolutely loved it’s twists and turns and I highly recommend this book because it is thoughtful and detailed and everything makes sense at the end of the book . It was one of my favourite reciprocal reading books in year 5 .

  3. ecoyle says:

    This is a really good book. My class read it for recipical reading in year 5. SPOILER ELERT!!!! My favourite part is when the counsellor tries to take the his great great granddads chest of Stanley but as he was named after him it has the name STANLEY YELNATS on it so the police think its his!

  4. mpatten says:

    When Stanley is wrongly accused of stealing a pair of trainers belonging to a famous basketball player he is sent to a camp in the middle of the desert -Camp green lake (there’s no lake and it’s not green) – and made to dig holes each day . But why are the boys digging holes? Stanley is eager to find out ……. I really enjoyed reading holes because there was always something going on in the story so you never got bored!!

  5. pfigueroasheldon says:

    I enjoyed reading this book loads. I love it because Stanley says that the shoes fell from the sky, when Zero actually threw them!! I would reccomend this to anyone, it is great.

  6. lgordon says:

    When I stared reading this book I thought it was bad and boring but then when I got deep into it I was so amazed at it and makes people Cary on reading and not stop in the middle of it. It’s filled action and adventure.

  7. tiwatafurlonger says:

    this book is about a boy called stanley yelnats and its very good.

  8. tiwatafurlonger says:

    this book is about a boy called stanley yelnats and its very good

  9. cwebb says:

    This book was OK but it wasn’t my favrot book .

  10. fmckenzieoneill says:

    Great book I have read it five time$

  11. ibuglione says:

    This is a book about a boy called Stanley yelnats who is a wrongly accused of theft and is sent to a detention camp green lake were he encounters many enemies and a few unexpected friends.

  12. kclarke says:

    This is an amazing novel about a boy who is accused of being a thief and is sent to an installation for child offenders. Here you have to dig a hole every day in the burning heat with very little water to drink. Stanley, the main character, has the family curse which causes him to never have any luck. He befriends a boy nicknamed Zero, who mysteriously goes missing. That is when the interesting things begin to happen…

  13. fpatten says:

    I think this is a great story of Stanley Yelnats- urged by his no-good-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather. Which utter bad luck Stanley finds himself in camp green lake-a detention center- digging holes every day until…

  14. lbailie says:

    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[1] and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year’s “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children”.[2] In 2012 it was ranked number 6 among all-time children’s novels in a survey published by School Library Journal.[3]

    Holes was adapted as a feature film of the same name by Walt Disney Pictures, and was released in 2003.

  15. aweheliye says:

    I think this book is quite funny as it made me laugh sometimes it was very amusing to me . It is about a boy that gets taken to camp green lake where he has to dig holes everyday . He finds out the truth about why they are digging holes. ⛏???

  16. hhall says:

    I love this book because once you read it you can’t stop its soooooooo interesting that’s why I like this good book

  17. mhalkondelgadoalves says:

    This is a good book it’s full of almost sad but I really enjoyed it wasn’t action packed but was good and I would gladly read it again.

  18. llincoln says:

    Did you know that Stanley Yelnats is Stanley Yelnats backwards?

  19. llincoln says:

    When Stanley Yelnats gets wrongly accused of stealing some very expensive sneakers, he gets sent to a juvenile detention center that makes the boys dig holes everyday and he meets some great friends.

  20. rboamah says:

    The ending is really happy! I loved how Stanley broke the curse. If you’ve read the book, you ought to watch the movie!

  21. csimmons says:

    I like the part when the warden takes a boy by the neck and the warden says in a funny way is there something wrong with my face and then the warden throws the boy on to the floor.Then warden throws the boy onto the floor and asked the question again and the boy said no there isn’t.

  22. mrothwellstopps says:

    Stanley yelnats goes to a place called camp green lake. When he gets there it is not green and there is no lake I wonder why they have called it CAMP GREEN LAKE………………

  23. sheckscher says:

    Funny, exciting and heartwarming. This book has the ‘hole’ package.

  24. efuller says:

    Best book ever I loved it anyone should read it

  25. ahooper says:

    We are reading this book in class and i am really enjoying it. Stanley Yelnats has been sent to camp green lake to dig holes as an other option than prison,its worse than prison because its scorching hot every day and its not green and its not a lake……..

  26. smohamed says:

    This book was very interesting and cruel. The interesting thing was that there was three Stanley Yelnats (Yelnats is the opposite of Stanley). The cruel thing is they have to dig holes every day and mr sir is very strict on every one and everything especially WATER!!!?????