Monday, June 11, 2007

Holes by Louis Sachar

Holes by Louis Sachar is a young adult novel that has previously received the Newberry Medal and was made into a movie. I had never read the book or watched the movie. This book was chosen for my Mom's Club book club read for June.

This book tells the story of Stanley Yelnats and how through bad luck he has to pick to either go to jail or Camp Green lake for a crime he did not commit. He choses Camp Green Lake as he has never been to a camp before. Bad luck runs in Stanley's family and is blamed on "my no good pig stealing great-great-grandfather." Through various flashbacks we learn how this bad luck started. Camp Green Lake is a terrible place with a villianous woman named "The Warden" running the show. The boys are expected to dig holes every day to toughen them up or is there another reason for all of these holes?

I liked the book. It was a quick read and interesting plot. Sachar was really able to tie all of the lose ends together well. I can't wait to watch the movie!

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