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85 out of 120 people found this review helpful.

Are you a bad boy?

If you are, you would be at Camp Green Lake with Stanley, Zero, Armpit, Magnet, Mr.Pendanski and Mr.Sir. All the boys at camp are forced to dig five feet deep holes in the heat of Texas! This is supposed to improve how you choose to act instead of acting in a terrible ...
If you are, you would be at Camp Green Lake with Stanley, Zero, Armpit, Magnet, Mr.Pendanski and Mr.Sir. All the boys at camp are forced to dig five feet deep holes in the heat of Texas! This is supposed to improve how you choose to act instead of acting in a terrible way. These boys have to survive digging seven holes, five feet deep, each and everyday! Go into the past with all these boys. Stanley is a boy that is sent to Camp Green Lake for a reason that he does not know. Zero is a little boy who does not know how to read or write. Mr.Sir and Mr.Pendaski are the owners of the camp, along with the Warden. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves adventure. I am like Stanley because we both love adventure. When Mr.Sir was hurt, it reminded of the time when Megan fell down off a mountain, I felt scared. When I heard the ending, I wanted to reread the book. This is a page turning story with adventures waiting on every page!¿

posted by Catmac on October 23, 2008

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10 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

holes

Book title and author: Holes by Louis Sachar
Title of review: holes
Number of stars (1 to 5): 4.5

Holes is a book about a boy getting sent away for stealing something he didn't do. Stanley Yelnats was the boy who got sent to Camp Green Lake. After he was accused o...
Book title and author: Holes by Louis Sachar
Title of review: holes
Number of stars (1 to 5): 4.5

Holes is a book about a boy getting sent away for stealing something he didn't do. Stanley Yelnats was the boy who got sent to Camp Green Lake. After he was accused of stealing a pair of shoes he had a choice of jail or Camp Green Lake. The family thinks why this happens is because they think there is a curse on them.

This camp is for the juvenile kids to dig a hole each day and if u find something special you get off for that day. The ominous part behind the juvenile digs holes at the camp is because the Warden is searching for something. The warden wants to something because is has something to do with the curse on Stanley's family. The curse is all over Stanley's great-grand father forgetting to bring Madame Zeroni up the mountain. When his great grand father gets to America and has a child they think she set a curse on there family until they find something. So when Stanley finds the treasure the curse was broken and it rained at Camp Green Lake and Stanley became rich.

As I read the book Holes I found it to be very amusing. Some parts we a little slow but it was still very interesting. I really advocate this book. The parts were very interesting. It is not a very educational book but more for the entertainment. The goals were practically to work and dig holes and then they ran away and survived in the dessert. It shows not to back down to anyone and you can get in trouble really quick. All it takes it to be in the right spot at the right time.


I highly recommend this book. The book was very interesting with the juvenile kids digging holes. I thought that about the curse. It makes me think more and more about how weird it was. I mean for you to have a curse and to get sent away to break the curse practically. When Stanley ran away he ate onions on the mountain which had water to survive. Also when Stanley found the treasure that got dug up there were poisonous lizards covering it but never ate them when they picked it up.
I really liked this book was because of how Stanley stood up to the warden and never backed down. Also how they survived in the dessert. They never gave up and when they found the treasure he found

posted by mbmMM on April 17, 2009

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  • Posted January 14, 2012

    It got an award? Really?

    This book got an award? For what? Is it some sort of classic that people are afraid to say how bad it really is? I've read worse books but I've also read much, much better. It was sort of boring if you ask me. What did I learn? Don't get into trouble so you're not sent to a boys prison camp in the desert. Do they really have those? Come on! Really?

    10 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2014

    A

    She begin to get wet and stokes faster still moaning

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

    To titinam

    I think you should get a pink or like a terquose thats my personal opinoin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Jess

    Yay the name has been chosen *hugs carrie* congrats and imma go to bed now... night!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Pickels

    I like pickles

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2008

    Ok....i guess

    this book was ok.... i guess it had a bad ending i mean the kid does all that work and get's less than a million dollars and the jewels were poor quality cmon it was bad :( T.T

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2002

    Interesting but disturbing for younger readers

    I read this book because my 10 year old wanted to read it for a book report. I found the plot engaging and clever, but thought that some of the subject matter was disturbing for younger readers,i.e. the camp counselors torturing people with rattlesnake venom, etc. I also thought the 'social commentary' part of the plot from the 'Old West' was forced and seemed out of place. I do not recommend the book for kids under 12.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2001

    Holes, What is the Big Deal About It?

    Holes, a very odd book, is liked by a lot of readers and reveiwers. But, personally, I did not like it. To me it seems a little weird. Just the topic is strange. It seems more like a boyish book, all because it is so different. Because it is a boyish book, it may affect why I dont like it, or it might be my taste or it just might be the odd topic. So, I don't get why Holes gets all this attention for being so good. It really isn't, it is just plain weird. I hope you get my point.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2001

    Opinoin 'Holed'

    This book is sadly dissapointing because of the very slow excitement of it. Near the end, however, I must admit that it did peak my interest and I did enjoy it. I reccomend this book only to very fast readers.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2000

    A DISAPPOINTMENT

    Hello, I thought this book was a major disappointment because all of my friends, teachers, libraians, and pretty much every body else that you can think of kept telling me to read this book and that it was 'all the rave'. So I decided to read this book for school and while reading it I kept saying to myself 'oh it'll get better'. It never did and my own personal opinion is that HOLES is the second book in a saga of three books. ///hint/hint/// I felt that this book wasn't very complete so I gave the book HOLES two stars.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2000

    why was this a Newbery winner?

    My niece received this book for Christmas and really enjoyed it. So I decided to check it out. I can't believe that this was selected as the Newbery winner for 1999. The story was uninteresting and predictable. I think that the story was not enjoyable because I didn't feel connected to the main character, Stanley. I didn't care if he ever got out of that place. I had no sympathy for him. This is not to say that you can't have sympathy for a down-on-his luck character, but I didn't think he was very believable.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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