HOLES by Louis Sachar
Synopsis from Author’s website
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 feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.
It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.
I really loved this book! It was funny, interesting and funny. Anyway, it’s about a boy named Stanley Yelnats who has rotten luck. Well there is a family joke that they’re unlucky because of his no good dirty rotten pig stealing great great grandpa. So it tells his story Stanley’s and his great great grandpa. I also liked their nicknames (Squid, XRay, Barf Bag,Armpit,zero) It’s also fun because it’s two in one. Grandpas and Stanley story meet.Did you realize Stanley Yelnats backwards is Stanley Yelnats?
Five stars of five. If you like it, some suggestions are Hatchet and the Heroes of Olympus. Louis Sachar is in my opinion one of the best authors ever. He’s actually Stanley Yelnats the Fourth. It’s really my favorite book ever that’s that I’ve read.🐦