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Monday, April 13, 2009

6th Grade Entry - Holes

6th graders at WOMS have been invited to post guest entries on my blog for YA books they’ve recently read. This is Noah’s entry. Thanks, Noah!

Louis Sachar
Random House Children, 233 p.

The book Holes is about a boy named Stanley Yelnats goes to a camp called Camp Green Lake, because he was accused of stealing a pair of really nice shoes. Stanley has to choose between Camp Green Lake and jail and he chooses Camp Green Lake thinking it’s not so bad, but the camp is. The boy faces lots of challenges during his time in Camp Green Lake. Stanley’s great-great grandfather stole a pig from a fortune teller and the fortune teller puts a curse on his family. So his family is always getting bad luck. Stanley also makes a new friend who everyone picks on his name is Zero.
The main character in the story is Stanley Yelnats. Stanley Yelnats is in middle school. His family is very poor but very caring, his dad is an inventor. He gets picked on a lot in school and is over weight. Stanley goes through a lot during this book but in the end it all turns out great for him.
What I liked best about the book is there’s a lot of adventure in the story. One of my favorite parts of the story was when Zero runs away towards the mountains because everybody there treats him badly. But a few days later Stanley goes to look for his friend and escapes from camp. Then Stanley finds Zero and they climb the mountain to look for food and water (Camp Green Lake is a very dry desert). That’s one of my favorite parts of the book, because I think it was nice of Stanley to go and find his friend.
I would recommend this book for people who want a good and exciting story to read. Also for people that like adventure and action. There’s even a little sadness in the story as well.

By, Noah P.

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