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Holes (Holes, Bk 1)
Holes - Holes, Bk 1
Author: Louis Sachar
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five fe...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780440414803
ISBN-10: 0440414806
Publication Date: 5/9/2000
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 476 ratings
Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
No movie could do credit to this very interesting story. The underdog wins but how he wins is the wonder of it all.
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book, my kids loved it too. You have seen the movie, the book is even better.
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I thought I would list a few of my YA books in case you want something for your kids to read. This book is aimed at middle school aged children. I read it in college for a YA lit class. I thought that it was very cute. It is the story of a boy wrongly accused of a crime. He spends a summer at a juvenile detention camp. He blames his misfortunes on a family curse. The story of the strange labor camp (where they dig holes all day) eventually comes full circle... Highly recommend for your pre-teen BOYS.
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Helpful Score: 2
Better than the movie. This book held my interest. I thought it wouldn't because its basically a young adult book (I'm no longer a young adult). I enjoyed reading this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
A great story about connections and how our lives are affected by our ancestors, ourselves and who we help and who we let help us. Great children's book and even better than the movie.
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Wow what a great thought provoking book!
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I loved this book when I was a kid! Then the movie came out and it followed it great I thought. The book itself is amazing. The adventure, back story, and the villains. It's funny and interesting throughout the whole book. So much so that as an adult I have read this young readers book several times and laughed at the same parts and generally enjoyed the book. Enjoy the are going to love it!
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Got it for my grandson. A great story

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