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 feet wide by five feet 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.
Loved the book and performance.
I read this as a teenager around 15 years ago and it's just as good as I remember it.
What did you like most about Holes?
From the 10 year old: The plot was great and I liked the character's names.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Holes?
From the 10 year old: (warning this is a spoiler!) Probably the scene when Stanley found Zero under the old boat!
Which scene did you most enjoy?
From the 10 year old: (another spolier!)The bit when the warden was asked by the Insurer about why she didn't release Stanley earlier.