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Holes (Holes Series) by Louis Sachar
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Holes (Holes Series) (original 2003; edition 2000)

by Louis Sachar (Author)

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Young Stanley Yelnats finds himself at Camp Green Lake, where digging a hole a day keeps the warden at bay and "builds character". An ancient family curse still dogs Stanley and he's thrown headlong into the adventure of his life. Stanley and his campmates will have to forge fast friendships to unearth the mystery of what's really going on in the desert.… (more)
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Title:Holes (Holes Series)
Authors:Louis Sachar (Author)
Info:Yearling (2000), 233 pages
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Holes by Andrew Davis (Director) (2003)

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Reading Level: 3rd-8th grades
Awards: John Newbery Medal (1999), National Book Award for Young People's Literature (1998), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (2000)
  dd.salgado | Nov 22, 2021 |
Holes is about Stanley Yelnats, a kid who was pinned for a crime he didn't commit, who has to go to a correction facility in the middle of the desert and dig holes. This book is great for kids 10 and up, as it's engaging no matter how old you are, and hits into themes of the prison system. Zero is the most notable character besides Stanley. Zero is basically a kid who's been lost to the system and they've basically given up on him thinking Zero doesn't have the capacity to learn (Which spoiler he does). For my two cents, I think this book is fantastic. As someone who's worked with CPS in the past, I know a lot of kids that feel like Zero (in the beginning) and are treated like how the staff treats Zero. So I can't say it enough that this book is fantastic.
  H_Ross | Nov 5, 2021 |
Sachar captures adolescence in this contemporary realistic fiction novel. Stanley has always thought his family has bad luck, but one day he becomes really unlucky when he is forced to go to Camp Green Lake, it seems like a better option then jail. He chooses the camp after being accused of stealing an athlete's donated shoes.

At Camp Green Lake Stanley learns what it is like to be truly unlucky and what it feels like to dig a hole everyday all day. In this novel the reader lives through two different stories that come together to prove why Stanley has always felt unlucky. ( )
  marthafrivas | Jul 29, 2021 |
This novel follows the unlucky events in an unlucky boy's life. Intertwined in Stanley Yelnats misadventures is the story of Stanley's great-great grandfather and the story of Katherine Barlow. This book has something for everyone: humor, mystery, real-life troubles, and adventure. This easy read is a great way to help reluctant readers engage in a story. The easy language, contemporary surroundings, and relatable characters make it easy for readers to recreate the story's images in their heads. If you enjoy this book, check out the two other books in this series. This book won the Newberry Medal.
  DaynaVH | Jul 16, 2021 |
Holes is a fantastic story of adventure, legends, digging holes, and, of course, a little bad luck. Stanley Yelnats had grown up around bad luck his entire life, but after a pair of stolen shoes falls on his head and he’s arrested for the crime he never committed, his bad luck escalates. Stanley is sent to a camp for troublemakers where they dig holes, all day and every day. Soon, he befriends a boy named Zero who is the outcast within the group. Suddenly, tragedy strikes and Zero runs off into the desert, only to have Stanley chase after him the next day. On their adventure in the desert, they learn that the camp for boys isn’t all that it seems. ( )
  cmb7421 | Apr 26, 2021 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Davis, AndrewDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sachar, LouisScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Arquette, PatriciaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fallon, Siobhansecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hill, Dulésecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kitt, Earthasecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
LaBeouf, ShiaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Voight, JonActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Weaver, SigourneyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Winkler, HenryActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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Young Stanley Yelnats finds himself at Camp Green Lake, where digging a hole a day keeps the warden at bay and "builds character". An ancient family curse still dogs Stanley and he's thrown headlong into the adventure of his life. Stanley and his campmates will have to forge fast friendships to unearth the mystery of what's really going on in the desert.

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