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Holes

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Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre (which isn't green and doesn't have a lake) he is not surprised. Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, reporting anything they find. The evil warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth. Wonderfully inventive, compelling and hilarious, Louis Sachar has created a masterpiece. This multi-million bestseller now in an exciting new package ahead of the publication of Sachar's newest 9-11 fiction title Fuzzy Mud (publishing August 2015)show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 174g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Bloomsbury Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408865238
  • 9781408865231
  • 3,676

Review quote

`Holes is one of those instant classics that adults, as well as children over eight, will thoroughly enjoy. Sachar has created something quite different from JK Rowling or Philip Pullman, but no less enchanting' * Independent on Sunday * `If you want a witty, moving read that grabs you and never lets up, look no further than Holes' * The Daily Telegraph * Forget the fame and glamour of Holes, the movie and the rest. Just remember Camp Green Lake and that story that gave us one of the best books of the last ten years * Books for Keeps *show more

About Louis Sachar

Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, where he writes his novels and plays quite a lot of bridge. His novel Holes has sold over 1.5 million copies in the Bloomsbury edition alone and Louis is the recipient of many of the world's best regarded book prizes, including the National Book Award and the Newbery Award.show more

Rating details

739,647 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 34% (249,342)
4 35% (260,645)
3 23% (172,170)
2 6% (42,583)
1 2% (14,907)
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