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Stanley Yelnats is sentenced to dig holes at Camp Green Lake detention centre for stealing a pair of trainers. Stanley's quest to discover what he is digging for leads to danger and adventure and to a confrontation with his family's past.

Paperback
Published on April 30, 2000 by Yearling Books
ISBN-10: 9990833087
ISBN-13: 9789990833089
518 Book Reviews
  • fantasychicken
    fantasychicken5 months44 stars
    I love it you should read it to.
    • newsreader277
      newsreader2775 months55 stars
      A funny and thoughtful books yet there is always suspense around the corner. An perfect example of irony. A good book for grades 5 and over.
      • cici_of_the_sky
        cici_of_the_sky6 months55 stars
        What an amazing book! I bet this book will be a bestseller! Stanley Yelnats is sentenced to dig holes at Camp Green Lake detention centre for stealing a pair of trainers. Stanley's quest to discover what he is digging for leads to danger and adventure and to a confrontation with his family's past. (Sadly, Stanley technically did steal, but he didn't. He picked them up after they fell from the sky...)
        • ouest
          ouest6 months
          I really want to read this book it seems very interesting and colourful and the cover page looks interesting and so does the title
          • fazebroski34
            fazebroski349 months55 stars
            This book is the bomb!!!!!Stanley is a funny character to read about!!!!He is a very smart and kind person!!He is a 5 star book character:he is funny,kind,loyal, and helping!!!!!This book will be popular in the next few years!!!!!Great book!!!! [Stanley Yelnats,why!!! The author is so creative with his characters!!!!]Yelnats is Stanley spelled backwards].
            • angelachang
              angelachangabout 1 year55 stars
              I love this book! Stanley is so friendly that he even took his friend with him to leave.
              • sg123
                sg123about 1 year55 stars
                This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. It is about this boy's adventure through his journey at a concentration camp. He makes many new friends and faces countless challenges through his stay. Will he be able to survive the harsh conditions at the camp green lake or not?
                • ilovbooks
                  ilovbooksabout 1 year44 stars
                  This is a pretty good book! It's all about a young boy named Stanley. He had to go to Camp Green Lake where there is no lake and no fun. Stanley has to dig holes to build character. But, is it true? Is the Warden making dig for character or for another thing? Stanley has only made a friendship, will this friendship help him throughout the book? Is the Warden making the boys dig for some valuable item? Who knows? Read the books to find out!
                  • tay912
                    tay912about 1 year
                    Seen the movie, and want to read this book!
                    • x_goddess_x
                      x_goddess_xover 1 year55 stars
                      Holes is kinda scary, but overall a super good book. I read it in my book club. Stanley is the main character, and it turns out Zero, his best friend, is the one who caused his crime to be sent to the horrible camp with the warden! I recommend this book a lot!
                      • cici_of_the_sky
                        cici_of_the_sky6 months55 stars
                        Let's try not to leak the book, or the ones that haven't read yet will lose their interest!
                        • santaclaus539
                          santaclaus539about 1 year55 stars
                          No u spoiled the book A that's fine I'll still enjoy it