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Holes

Sachar, Louis (Book - 1998 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Holes


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As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Authors: Sachar, Louis, 1954-
Title: Holes
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, c1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 233 p. ;,22 cm.
Notes: "Frances Foster books."
Summary: As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
Awards & Distinctions: ["
William Allen White Children's Book Award", "
Newbery Medal winner, 1999"]
Local Note: Core Youth
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ISBN: 9780440228592
9780374332662
0439244196
0439128455
0440414806
0374332657
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Report This Feb 27, 2014
  • bhpd11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent book to past time and plus you are always on the edge of your seat.

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  • highland13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An excellent read. I read it twice before I returned it!! Spectacular plot, excellent descriptions, all in all a great book! No surprise that it won the Newbery Medal!!

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  • JELLO_O rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

AWESOME BOOK, READ IT IN SCHOOL AND I STILL LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

really good book highly recommend it and the movie was pretty good also.

Solid book that really comes full circle.

Report This Aug 27, 2013
  • whendragonsfly rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Louis Sachar is such a great author!

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  • Rebel_1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of my favs...

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  • Jules918 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Loved the book as well as the movie. :)

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  • Mark_Daly rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A perfect book.

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  • niku1234 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Though well written I didn't enjoy this book at all. I do believe that the movie was much better because I felt that it was more exciting and interesting. I was mostly bored while reading this book and at the end of each chapter I had the sudden urge to give up on the book and put it down. I had high hopes that this book would be one to remember but it was unfortunately a disappointment. The plot was quite unusual and original but all of the details put into the book made it so boring and dull. This book is not one of the worst that I have come across but I am definitely not impressed and satisfied with this book. I do not recommend this book to other readers.

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Report This Jul 24, 2012
  • DaisyCosh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stanley Yelnats is wrongfully accused of theft and is forced into a juvenile detention camp and is forced to dig holes until he finds treasure with his best friend Zero.

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  • MARGARET Y LI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stanley has to go to Camp Green Lake, a boys' detention center under a curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather. The boys build character daily by digging holes that are exactly five feet wide and five feet deep under a dried up lake because the Warden is looking for something.

Report This Jul 02, 2012
  • DesireeOnDeck rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfater and has since followed generations of Yelnats.now Stanly has been unjustly sent to a boy's detention center. camp green lake, where the bad boys have to dig one hall every day, five feet wide and five feet deep. He also meet a boy name Zero that didnt know who to read. they escaped the camp and nobody went after them. stanley and zero found a box of tresure for him and zero. Stanley lawer came and tookk the tresure and letf camp now all his friend that he met at camp is now out and always come to zero or Stanly house to Play. Now zero is not poor and whey live in a big house.Thxz $ Readin My Summary!!

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  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

a boy who digs holes

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  • henein rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfater and has since followed generations of Yelnats.now Stanly has been unjustly sent to a boy's detention center. camp green lake, where the bad boys have to dig one hall every day, five feet wide and five feet deep.

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  • ilikelollipops rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake for stealing shoes. Camp Green Lake is a boot camp for boys. Everyday you dig holes at Camp Green Lake. Soon, Stanley realizes that the boys aren't just digging, they're digging for something.

Report This Oct 22, 2008
  • lucky rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stanley Yelnats gets sent to a "boot camp" to dig holes, for committing theft, although he didn't really do it. At "boot camp", they dig holes searching for treasure. Will Stanley find the treasure, and break the family curse?

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  • lms rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stanley Yelnats is unlucky and comes from a long line of unlucky Yelnats. Sent to a boys detention centre, Stanley overcomes adversity by befriending a group of misfit boys and in the process, makes life better for all concerned.

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Report This Jul 04, 2012
  • MARGARET Y LI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Behind them the sky had turned dark, and for the first time in over a hundred years, a drop of rain fell into the empty lake" (225).

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  • DesireeOnDeck rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Love This Book read it in 4th grade and seen the movie

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  • lovescars26 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

love this book

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  • soccergirl8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"If only, if only, the moon speaks no reply; reflecting the sun and all that's gone by. Be strong my weary wolf, turn around boldly. Fly high, my baby bird, my angel, my only."

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  • busyinbillspants rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

" When you spend your whole life living in a hole", he said, "the only way you can go is up.”

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  • busyinbillspants rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“If only, if only," the woodpecker sighs, "The bark on the tree was as soft as the skies." While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely, Crying to the moo-oo-oon, If only, If only.”

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  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"life gives u holes'

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