Topics: Louis Sachar, Holes, Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake Pages: 2 (555 words) Published: January 1, 2013
In the beginning of the novel Holes, by Louis Sachar, Stanley Yelnats is convicted of stealing a pair of sneakers that were supposed to be auctioned to supply a orphanage with money. He didn't deliberately steal the sneakers they hit him in the head after Hector Zeroni stole them and saw the police so he threw them over the bridge. Later in the novel Stanley meets Hector and tells him why he is there and Hector describes what they look like. Stanley was convicted due to lack of evidence and Hector later admits to stealing them.

Stanley was a normal kid, who’s descendants were supposedly cursed by Madam Zeroni, for his no-good-old-smelly-pig-stealing-great-grandfather had made a promise to Madam Zeroni that he would carry her to the top of the mountain to let her drink out of the stream of water; in exchange for a pig. He was to bring the pig to the top of the mountain everyday and sing the song Madam Zeroni taught him. When the pig became fat he was to bring her up the mountain and have her drink from the stream and sing the song to her.Never did the Yelnats believe in the curse, but one day Stanley was hit by a pair of sneakers falling from the highway above, he believed that this was a sign that his father would complete his invention that would stop foot odor. Soon Stanley was convicted of stealing and was sent to Camp Green Lake to dig holes, as it was believed to build character.

At Camp Green Lake Stanley meet a boy named Hector Zeroni, who I believed he changed Stanley, because Hector was descendant of Madam Zeroni and Stanley now could break the curse. I think this because, at the climax both Stanley and Hector had climbed the big thumb that would hopefully lead them to a stream of water. While climbing the mountain, Stanley would pull Hector with a shovel and soon carrying him to the top of the hill. They did eventually find water and Stanley let Hector rest in silence and drink the water in peace. Little did they know it was the mountain...
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