Holes (Paperback)Louis Sachar (author)
Witty, poignant and at times heart-breaking, Louis Sachar’s searing story is set in the Camp Green Lake juvenile detention centre. Stanley Yelnats, sentenced to penal labour – digging holes in the desert – begins to tap into the secrets and deception that lie at the heart of the facility. Masquerading as a character building exercise, what is the real reason behind the holes? Intensely touching and artfully plotted, Holes is a masterpiece.
Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre (which isn't green and doesn't have a lake) he is not surprised.
Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, reporting anything they find. The evil warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth. Wonderfully inventive, compelling and hilarious, Louis Sachar has created a masterpiece.
This multi-million bestseller now in an exciting new package ahead of the publication of Sachar's newest 9-11 fiction title Fuzzy Mud (publishing August 2015)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 175 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'Holes is one of those instant classics that adults, as well as children over eight, will thoroughly enjoy. Sachar has created something quite different from JK Rowling or Philip Pullman, but no less enchanting.' - Independent on Sunday
'If you want a witty, moving read that grabs you and never lets up, look no further than Holes.' - The Daily Telegraph
'Forget the fame and glamour of Holes, the movie and the rest. Just remember Camp Green Lake and that story that gave us one of the best books of the last ten years.' - Books for Keeps
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This book is a really good read about a boy who gets sent to a camp to get his life straight. At the camp as punishment the boys have to dig holes, hence the name! I would recommend this to anyone aged between 8-13.
Holes is a book set in a juvenille detention camp in the middle of a
desert. A boy called Stanley Yelnats finds himself here after he was
accused of a crime he didnt commit, and is made to dig holes to
I loved this book and have read it both in school and at home.
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