Holes - Louis Sachar

By: Justin Todd

A truly ADVENTUROUS story

Major characters

Stanley Yelnats - Stanley is the books protagonist, Stanley is an overweight kid with a lot of bad luck. He is accused of a crime he did not commit and is sent to the Camp Green Lake juvenile detention center.

Zero - Zero is another camper at Camp Green Lake who becomes friends with Stanley. Zero is the best digger and all of the camp counselors believe that he is very dumb.

X-Ray - He is the leader of the group of boys at Camp Green Lake. He is small and cannot see well but, he manages to take charge and have the other boys follow his orders.

Kate Barlow - Kate Barlow is the old school teacher who robbed Stanley's great grandfather. She lived on Green Lake one hundred and ten years ago, when there was still water in it. While intelligent and kind by nature, the murder of her love Sam, turns Kate into a violent outlaw who lives on the wrong side of the law.




Main Conflict

Stanley steals Mr. Sir's truck and runs away.He goes to the extent where their is no returning. This was right after his friend zero had run away, they meet up and now are stuck without food or water in the desert. They have to make the decision to come back and serve the punishment, or try to survive on their own.
This is an adventure story packed with strange flashbacks and sudden twists. Louis Sachar shows the life of an ordinary boy whose life was mysteriously turned around. The novel shows how one boy adapts into the strangest environment. How he makes friends, and loses them. How he achieved so much, with such little hope. But most of all how he stood up for what he believed in.The novel starts off with little action but gets better as i goes on. But when it really started to get interesting, the excitement never ended. Whether it was a near death experience or weird visions, It really was quite the adventure. I recommend this book to 8th graders or below and to anyone who like an action packed adventure book!