Holes Characters

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Dane Jewett Holes By Louis Sachar Publisher Scholastic Inc. Copyright Date 1998 223 pages SETTING This story mostly takes place at Camp Green Lake, a boys’ detention center in Texas, where the kids spend most of their time digging holes. The area is not green and there is no lake. The camp is a dried up barren place where it is constantly sunny and very hot. Most of this story takes place in present day but also in the past where we learn about Stanley’s great-grandfather and how beautiful Camp Green Lake used to be. CHARACTERS Stanley Yelnats, the main character in Holes, is an overweight kid with tons of bad luck. He is falsely accused of stealing and ends up at Camp Green Lake to “build character” by digging holes in the…show more content…
Stanley tries to fix the curse because he is accused of stealing a pair of sneakers that a famous baseball player had donated to an orphanage. He is sent to Camp Green Lake as his punishment which is where he meets Zero. They have to dig big 5 by 5 holes at the camp because the Warden is looking for a treasure. While at the camp, other stories from the past are brought up revealing why Stanley’s family has a curse and what the Warden is looking for. When Zero decides to run away from camp, Stanley follows and finds him. Zero tells Stanley he was the one who threw the sneakers over the bridge where they landed on Stanley’s head and he gets into trouble. At the height of the story the boys return to camp and discover a…show more content…
Eventually a lawyer helps Stanley and Zero get out of the camp. The Warden gets into trouble for being mean to the boys and they close the camp for illegal activities. Turns out the suitcase is full of treasures worth a million dollars and Stanley’s father invents a cure for foot odor and the family’s future looks bright. I like the ending because everything works out for the best. The good nice people are happy and the mean people get what they deserve. I also like that it rains for the 1st time in over 100 years and the curse of Camp Green Lake is finally over. PERSONAL OPINION I really liked this book because it was interesting and fun to read! It had a lot of different stories about the past which I found confusing at times but I liked reading about the kids at camp and all the different adventures. I really liked how all the kids listen to Mr. Pendanski because I would lose my mind if I had to dig holes everyday. What I learnt from this book is that hard work pays off and everything happens for a reason. Even though Stanley had bad luck at times, he grew stronger and more confident and made a really good

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