Book Reflection on Holes

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  • Topic: Louis Sachar, Holes, Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake
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  • Published : March 15, 2012
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The book Holes is about Stanley Yelnats. Stanley’s family has a curse brought by his grandfather Elya Yelnats. Elya made a deal with a gypsy named Madame Zeroni. He wanted the fattest pig so he could get a girl to marry him. So he went to Madame Zeroni and she told him to take the pig up the mountain every day and make him drink water from the river, and when the pig gets fat he has to take her to the top of the mountain and let her drink from the river. He forgot to repay her and she had told him that if he forgot to repay her he and his family would be cursed for all eternity until they repay her. From then on his family was cursed with bad luck. One Hundred Years later Stanley is accused of stealing a pair of cleats donated to an orphanage by a famous baseball player. Stanley was given a choice by a judge to go to jail or go to Camp Green Lake. Stanley picked Camp Green Lake. Camp Green Lake is a boy’s juvenile detention center. Although he was wrongly convicted of his crime he was sentenced to a year and a half to Camp green Lake. By the order of the Warden and her assistants Mr. Sir and Mr. Pendanski each inmate in Camp Green Lake has to dig a 5-foot hole every day to build character. Stanley had no friends when he first got there. He slowly developed a friendship with a boy named zero. Everyone at the camp calls him zero because he never talks and he doesn’t know how to read. Stanley teaches him how to read then they become friends. And zero helps Stanley dig his holes. One day zero and Stanley dug up a hole and found something and gave it to Mr. Sir and he gave it to the Warden. It was an artifact from the famous “Kissing’ Kate” Barlow. The Warden forces them to dig more, she wants to find the treasure that was buried by Murderer Kate Barlow. Stanley and zero find out about the wardens ideas.zero and Stanley know where the treasure is at. So Stanley and Zero run away from the camp. In camp green lake it has never rained in a...
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