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"Holes" by Louis Sachar
Holes by Louis Sachar is an award-winning fictional story with an ironic setting of " Camp Green Lake", the juvenile delinquent camp where Stanley Yelnats was sent in the beginning of the story. There Stanley was forced to dig five by five holes everyday in the " Dry, flat wasteland" desert, at Camp Green Lake in Texas. It was here where Stanley meet some very interesting people. Each character was different in their own way. This is where they found bond of a friendship between each other at the camp. The different curses, that where said throughout the story and how they ended up being a great curse for Stanley and his very non lucky, cursed family.
" There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. There once was a very large lake here, the largest lake in Texas"(1). Here at Camp Green Lake, was Stanley Yelnats who was falsely accused of robbery. After a pair of sneakers came flying out of the air and struck him in the head. He was then asked to make a decision of jail time or sentenced to time at Camp Green Lake. Choosing camp, he was thrown onto a bus secured by a guard sitting straight across from Stanley holding a rifle in his hands. When Stanley arrived at Camp Green Lake, he was stupefied to see no lake. Instead, was an empty barren wasteland that stretched for miles. " The only "Green" within sight was the two tall trees. Other than that there was no green within sight of the camp. Once Stanley had settled in at Camp Green Lake, he was told of not the scorpions, nor the rattlesnakes, but the Yellow-spotted Olivia Summit
lizards, which were said to be equipped with deadly poisonous venom. These lizards who had migrated to camp Green Lake after the lake had dried up, presented a deadly threat to the humans that lived near. Along Camp Green lake with the dry dessert, and the killing venoms of the yellow-spotted lizard. Lived the people who occupy the camp, the juvenile campers of Camp Green Lake.
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