Holes – Louis Sacher

HolesThis middle grade book about Stanley Yelnats, a boy living under a curse incurred by an ancestor, seems almost perfectly crafted.  It won the Newberry and National Book Awards for its humor, interesting characters and finely wrought plot.  Stanley is unfairly sent to a boy’s detention camp where the warden makes them dig holes all day, every day.  It doesn’t take Stanley long to figure out that they are digging for more than to just “build character.”  Great read at any age.


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