April Book: Holes


If you’re like me, you read Louis Sachar’s Holes at least once in Elementary school. Since I’m back in Elementary school now, I’ve been rereading Elementary classics, and Holes is the one I chose this month.

If you’re unlike me and pretty much every other kid, and you’re unfamiliar with the story of Holes, I’ll give a quick synopsis.

Holes is about a boy named Stanley Yelnats, who is wrongly accused of a crime and sentenced to serve time at Camp Greenlake– an alternative detention center for juvenile delinquent boys where the days are passed digging holes. The story is fraught with mystery, suspense, comedy, and intensity. Join Stanley as he embarks on a quest to break the curse brought on by his dirty-rotten-no-good-pig-steadling-great-great-grandfather.