Stanley Yelnats is sentenced to dig holes at Camp Green Lake detention center for allegedly stealing a pair of sneakers. His grandfather tells him it is because a curse of bad luck that's in the family, which all started because of his no-good, dirty, rotten, pig-stealing... read more
Holes is a Realistic Fiction chapter book. The book is not very long, which makes it a fairly quick read. It is easy to understand.This book does have a movie, so people can compare and contrast the two. The book has a few major themes to it; friendship and family, not giving up, and... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Holes is a Realistic Fiction chapter book. The book is not very long, which makes it a fairly quick read. It is easy to understand.This book does have a movie, so people can compare and contrast the two. The book has a few major themes to it; friendship and family, not giving up, and fulfilling promises.
"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 Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, digging holes: five feet wide and five feet deep. 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. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption." (From Amazon synopsis)
“Stanley could hear his heart beat. Each beat told him he was still alive, at least for one more second.”Narrator
“A lot of people don't believe in curses. A lot of people don't believe in yellow-spotted lizards either, but if one bites you, it doesn't make a difference whether you believe in it or not.”
“His muscles and hands weren't the only parts of his body that had toughened over the past several weeks. His heart had hardened as well.”
“"If only, if only," the woodpecker sighs, "The bark on the tree was just a little bit softer." While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely, He cries to the moo-oo-oon, "If only, if only."”
“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 birdMy angel, my only.”
“This ain't no girl scout camp!”Mr Sir
“My name is Mr. Sir. You shall call me by my name”Mr. Sir
Followed by Small Steps.
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