Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes. Holes has ratings and reviews. Catie said: I am very sad that I never read this as a young person, because I think that I would have loved. Hoyos by Louis Sachar, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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View all 12 comments. Even if he had been guilty, should he have been treated like he was by the Warden and the guards?

I can’t wait to read Small Steps to see how life after being released is for X-Ray a This was a fantastic read. Want to Read saving…. I actually have no complaints saachar this one.

I just thought he was the loving one. You can’t stop reading it.

Admittedly, the author no doubt wanted to keep the book fairly short as it is intended for younger readers. May 22, Chris savhar it liked it. Dorry Pease I personally think that the characters Sacher brings into the story are a telling reason why it IS so interesting. I know this book won the Newberry Medal–and other awards. Louis Sachar pronounced Sackerborn March 20,is an American author of children’s books. Copy and paste this code into your Wikipedia page. Stanley Yelnats is an over sized preteen who is falsely accused of stealing.

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Stanley and his fellow detainees at the Camp are a motley bunch, a mixed-race group of transgressors who are coming to terms with their own cultural identities. It’s hard to be excited about required reading but it helps so much when the content is entertaining.


Nothing magical was going to help him escape, no convenient story twist was going to come along and assure you everything was a dream. Spitting in each completed hole is optional, and Stanley opts for this luxury at the insistence of his peers.

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Though this book lies somewhere on the cusp of Middlegrade and YA fiction, I’d sachad to drag it back entirely into the Middlegrade territory, as that’s my most favourite genre in the whole wide world! If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Camp Green Lake is in the middle of the desert, a dried up lake, and every day a scary ward and guards, amongst who a ‘Mr Sir’, make the boys dig holes there.

Susana Ojos Negros Marjaleena Lembcke. I wanted everything to work out for him, and I was on pins and needles worrying about him when things started hoos go bad for him. The matching and interweaving of the two plot lines is well done.

One person found this helpful. Maryam The book is wayyyyyyyyyy better then the movie i really liked the book. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I also really loved the friendship between the members of the D tent and their nicknames. While loosing sense of empathy day after day, he has to learn to keep going, get along louiz the other boys and survive. What I liked best was the flow of the novel.

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I think The Replacement should be banned because there is a scene talking about knives in the kitchen allison: I enjoyed how the three different storylines all came together in this one, and seeing the little bits of each one hoyoe like discovering a gem. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.


I would have liked a bit louus details on the other boys. View louos 34 comments. Defintely worth reading for anyone, however. I don’t say anything about the girly girl preteen drivel she loves to read after all, I occasionally read girly girl grownup drivel and Sachat recommend a wide range of books while keeping in mind she doesn’t have the same penchant for s I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but it seems I’m no longer absolutely cool in my daughter’s eyes.

I knew of a friend who lost everything when her father started digging holes. Due to rather unfortunate circumstances, Stanley is sent away to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile correctional facility. Stanley did that and in the end he gained friends and respect. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Feb 28, Alissa Patrick rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a beautiful tale of friendship, hope, courage and character, and with a wonderful fable-like quality to it.

That means you need to read it, too! I liked the presentation of the story- the interconnectedness of their experiences. While Stanley toils to dig hole after hole under the strict rule of the Warden and her lackeys Mr. I mean, you could find a reason to hoyyos about any book me: Sir hands Stanley’s canteen back empty.

Thankfully, I finally picked it up and gave it a shot. This book is so much fun! Are the boys digging holes because the warden is looking for something?