Holes

Stanley Yelnats’s family is dogged by bad luck; the fault of a gypsy curse put on his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather. And the curse strikes again when Stanley is found guilty of a crime he didn’t commit, and sent to a boot camp in the desert. The evil warden of the camp (who wears poisoned red nail polish – eek!) claims that digging a hole each day will turn a bad boy into a good boy. So every day, under the blazing sun, Stanley must dig a hole. Is that all there is to it – or must Stanley dig up the truth? You must have been living in a hole if you’ve not heard the hype about this book. Malorie Blackman loves it. So do we. And so will you.

Winner of the Newbery Medal.

“The most moving, exciting, thrilling book I’d read in a long, long time. I loved it.” Malorie Blackman

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    My brother said this was a really good book and so did a bunch of other people. For me it wasn’t AS great but it was alright and I didn’t understand a few parts but some I did. I would aim this at 11 and up.

    7 April 2016

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    Louis Sachar

    Louis Sachar is an award-winning author of over twenty-one books for children, and is best known for Holes, which won the prestigious Newbery Medal.

    Awards

    Louis has won many awards including the 1999 Newbery and Caldecott awards – the most prestigious American awards in children’s literature for Holes.

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