Holes by Louis Sachar

Saturday 1 December 2012
by  Alain
popularity : 18%

"Stanley Yelnats was given a choice. The judge said, "You may go to jail, or you may go to Camp Green Lake." Stanley was from a poor family. He had never been to camp before."

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A GREAT book! One of the best I’ve ever read...

Stanley Yelnats is unlucky. Bad luck seems to have followed the Yelnats family for generations, and it all goes back to Stanley’s "no good, dirty rotten pig-stealing great, great grandfather". Stanley is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, and is sent to Camp Green Lake for juvenile delinquents. There, all the boys must dig a hole each day to "build character".

And here’s a really good question: is it a fantasy book? Or is everything real?