Saturday, July 21, 2012
Student Saturday: Holes - Louis Sachar
Genre: Middle Grade Mystery
Student Reviewer: Chandler
This book was about a kid named Stanley Yelnats and he goes to a camp, but not the camp he had thought. Stanley got accused of stealing a pair of shoes from a famous baseball player. So he gets sent off to a boys' camp in their Texas desert. The camp counselors make all the boys their dig a hole 5 feet wide and 5 feet deep everyday for the rest of the time they're there. stanley had to spend 6 months in the camp for stealing.
I always knew that Stanley was innocent because at the beginning of the story he gets picked on by all the other students. In the middle of the book he learns to stick up for himself. This one boy takes Stanley's notebook and flushes it down the toilet. Stanley and the other boys there only get about a gallon of water for the whole day. Most of the teachers there would make fun of Stanley and compare him to the kids kid's even though they said his name on it. At the end of the story, Stanley was proven not guilty and got to return home to his family and friends.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys comedy. I would love to read this book again because it suits me. This is definitely a book that I would give a five thumbs up.