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Holes 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century

Written by Louis Sachar

Holes 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century Synopsis

Stanley Yelnat's family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. As punishment, the boys must dig a hole each day, five foot wide by five foot deep, in the hard earth of the dried-up lake bed. The warden claims this is 'character building' - but it doesn't take long for Stanley to realise that what he must actually uncover is the truth.

Holes 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century Press Reviews

'A story of friendship with the cleverest plot twists, and descriptions so vivid you can feel the heat of Stanley's desert prison burning off the page A total must-read' The Times 'An exceptionally funny and generous book that is also a tightly plotted detective novel' Guardian 'Unmistakably powerful' Philip Pullman 'One of those instant classics that adults, as well as children, will thoroughly enjoy' Independent on Sunday

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747589990
Publication date: 2nd January 2007
Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages

About Louis Sachar

Louis Sachar lives in Texas where he writes full time. He wrote the screenplay for the movie of his novel Holes, starring Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight and Patricia Arquette.

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