Book Review – Holes by Louis Sachar
Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake because of a crime he actually did not commit. At the camp, bad boys are forced to dig a big hole every day to build character. Stanley makes friends with a quiet guy and together they disclose the secret of Camp Green Lake.
But this is not the only story oft he book, you also learn about the history of Green Lake.
Camp Green Lake is a dry flat wasteland in Texas, there are not many trees or stones and most of what you see are the big holes and the dirt piles. The wasteland may reflect the hard work and the constant daily routines. The only hope you have there may be green hill, which gave Stanley the courage, not to give up. 110 years ago Green Lake was the biggest lake in Texas. Around the lake were peach trees, which especially looked beautiful in spring. There was happiness and joy, but it all changed with the murder of Sam, the foreighn onion seller. From that day on, there was no rain in the City of Green Lake and all the people moved away. The village became sad and lonely.
You can see how Green Lake changed with the influence of people and how a happy place can be given up.
Stanley and Zero are the key charakters in the novel, because they connect all of the stories. They lift the curse of the lake and the secrets of the Camp. Zero is a quiet and introverted boy. Everyone at the Camp thinks that he is stupid and dumb, but he just does not like to answer questions, although he is actually really clever and specifically brilliant at maths. Stanley is the only person who figured out that Zero is intelligent, because he is the one who helped him to learn to read. From then on a great frindship develloped between Zero and Stanley.
Stanley is a nice, calm and frindly person. He is fair and clever and he respects the other boys at camp. People like X-Ray influrence Stanley's actions, for example when he finds the gold tube.
They both had a powerful edurance, which helped...
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