I was picking up some books at the resale shop and for some reason found myself browsing in the children s books It seemed like the usual fare at first, some Dr Seuss, a mangy copy of a Clifford book, a few ratty Choose Your Own Adventure paperbacks, Hugh Hefner s autobiography, some smut called The Very Virile Viking , and Pimp by Iceberg Slim Tucked amongst all this tawdry trash was something called Holes , which seemed to make sense sandwiched between Pimp and Hef s life saga I soon realized that there was a movie based on this book made a few years back, which I had never bothered with, but, to my shock and awe, Holes was the work of Louis Sideways Stories Sachar As a long time fan of the preposterous Wayside Scho Funny story I m trying to shelve this book, and can t remember if it had been banned but I thought it had google confirmed At the same time, my friend Allison and I are chatting on Google Chat, and she starts ranting about how ridiculous book banning is an opinion with which I agree wholeheartedly Anyway, the conversation went like this me Is Holes a banned book I can t rememberallison dunno the whole concept of banned books is stupid I mean, you could find a reason to gripe about any bookme yes, I agreeallison I think The Replacement should be banned because there is a scene talking about knives in the kitchenallison VIOLENCEme haha just waitallison and he sits on his roofallison DANGEROUS BEHAVIORallison RECKLESSme He says the F word, and there are BOOBIES allison PORNOGRAPHYme IMMORALITY allison lolallison or you could go the other way and be totally ridicul Tries To Dig Up The Truth In This Inventive And Darkly Humorous Tale Of Crime And Punishment And Redemption 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 » Holes í Download by Ò Louis Sachar Five Feet Deep It Doesn T Take Long For Stanley To Realize There S 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 This book is so much fun I used to take clippings from magazines with book reviews, found an old clipping about this book cleaning up the house recently and thought mmm let s read this one Timing was impeccable I went through an explosive challenging period of really hard work and high pressure in the office and this book made me look forward to reading if only a few pages when coming home A quirky funny story about a boy called Stanley who is sent to Green Camp Lake , a boy s detention center after supposedly having stolen a pair of sports shoes from a famous basketball player Being innocent, he blaims his no good dirty rotten pig stealing great great grandfather who ran into a curse which affected Stanley s family over years and years Camp Green Lake is in the middle of the desert, a dried up lake, and every day a scary ward an ↠´ Holes ↠´ 3.
75 Love the story of the curse.
I knew of a friend who lost everything when her father started digging Holes You see, her dad was a treasure hunter And to be a treasure hunter, you are supposed to be well equipped and with good manpower You must also be in possession of a reliable map and a lot of time You also need a lot of money to be able to acquire all the above things Unfortunately, my friend s father only acquired a fake map, swindlers for company and equipment worth nothing when you re digging the wrong hole Little by little, my friend s dad used up all their savings and even lost his time for their family My friend and her siblings grew up and away from their dad All was lost, true All that was left is a hole in my friend s heart There was once a treasure there, I am sure but her father dug too deep it failed to see it sparkle.
The Hole I ve read however is not my friend s story It did not have a treasur



I m not sure exactly when it happened, but it seems I m no longer absolutely cool in my daughter s eyes I could understand if her particular issues with me were current fashion or the things to do while hanging out with friends, but books books Oh, the pain I don t say anything about the girly girl preteen drivel she loves to read after all, I occasionally read girly girl grownup drivel and I recommend a wide range of books while keeping in mind she doesn t have the same penchant for sf fantasy as I do She is a voracious reader, will happily read things her teacher recommends, and liked the books that Santa gave her.
So why does she sneer every time I hand her a book well, she doesn t sneer every time, sometimes it s just a withering look or a nah, I don t think so I m not sure how I acquired this book, and it was one I hadn t read as a kid I suggest No wonder this book has got a Newberry Award Its 200 something pages of pure awesomeness By beautifully executing such an ingenious concept, Louis Sachar has made me his fan.
Stanley Yelnats is an over sized preteen who is falsely accused of stealing He is provided with the option to choose between jail and camp green lake Stanley is not well of, and has never been to camp, so his choice is obvious Unfortunately though, Camp green lake is not the usual camp He gets his fair share of adventure from the camp, only it comes in totally unexpected ways.
What I liked best was the flow of the novel Stanley is a narrator one can sympathize with Him being not whinny comes as a welcome relief Even in the face of grave danger, he remains his calm self with his dry sense of humor, blaming his no good dirty rotten pig stealing great great grandfather for almost everything Holes, Louis Sachar Holes is a 1998 young adult mystery comedy novel written by Louis Sachar and first published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux It won the 1998 U.
S National Book Award for Young People s Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year s most distinguished contribution to American literature for children In 2012 it was ranked number 6 among all time children s novels in a survey published by School Library Journal 248 186 227 2009 1379 280 964417335 1381 1382 1388 9789644173356 1389 201999 1999

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