By: Louis Sachar
Summary of Holes
Stanley Yelnats was always under a curse that was in his family. He was convicted of a crime that he did not commit. He was then unjustly sent to a boy's detention center, Camp Green Lake. The boys spend every day digging holes in the hot sun. Eventually, Stanley realizes that the boys aren't just building character. The Warden wants them to find something buried in the dirt. At one point, Stanley's friend, Zero, decides to run away. Stanley goes to save him from dying in the desert. Once Stanley finds Zero they climb to the top of a mountain to a place called God's thumb. Then, they return to a hole at Camp that Stanley had recently found a clue to the buried treasure. Once they find it, Stanley's lawyer comes to Camp and proves Stanley's innocence. Stanley and Zero then return home with the treasure, and the Warden is arrested.
This is what the cover looks like. I had to leave out a little on the bottom because the image was too big.
Boys digging holes
The treasure box
This is what the treasure box looks like in the movie.
I very much reccomend this book to anyone who loves reading. This is a book that really made me think. It is entertaining, humorous, and very interesting.
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