Published: 7th May 2015 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. Why? The evil warden claims that it’s character building, but this is a lie. It’s up to Stanley to dig up the truth. Witty, inventive and completely unique, this is a masterpiece of storytelling that combines sly humour with irresistible, page-turning writing. PAPERBACK Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books ISBN: 9781408865231
Our Curators said...
What a great, page-turner. Every story thread introduced is tied up beautifully at the end.
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What the Critics are Saying
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