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Holes, Louis Sachar Holes is a 1998 young adult mystery comedy novel written by Louis Sachar and first published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux It won the 1998 U.S National Book Award for Young People s Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year s most distinguished contribution to American literature for children In 2012 it was ranked number 6 among all time children s novels in a survey published by School Library Journal Holes, Louis Sachar Holes is a 1998 young adult mystery comedy novel written by Louis Sachar and first published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux It won the 1998 U.S National Book Award for Young People s Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year s most distinguished contribution to American literature for children In 2012 it was ranked number 6 among all time children s novels in a survey published by School Library Journal 2009 1379 280 964417335 1381 1382 1388 9789644173356 1389 20 1383 186 1393 227 9786007058114 1396 1392 248 9789648559132 13921999 1999 Funny story I m trying to shelve this book, and can t remember if it had been banned but I thought it had google confirmed At the same time, my friend Allison and I are chatting on Google Chat, and she starts ranting about how ridiculous book banning is an opinion with which I agree wholeheartedly Anyway, the conversation went like this me Is Holes a banned book I can t rememberallison dunno the whole concept of banned books is stupid I mean, you could find a reason to gripe abo Funny story I m trying to shelve this book, and can t remember if it had been banned but I thought it had google confirmed At the same time, my friend Allison and I are chatting on Google Chat, and she starts ranting about how ridiculous book banning is an opinion with which I agree wholeheartedly Anyway, the conversation went like this me Is Holes a banned book I can t rememberallison dunno the whole concept of banned books is stupid I mean, you could find a reason to gripe about any bookme yes, I agreeallison I think The Replacement should be banned because there is a scene talking about knives in the kitchenallison VIOLENCEme haha just waitallison and he sits on his roofallison DANGEROUS BEHAVIORallison RECKLESSme He says the F word, and there are BOOBIES allison PORNOGRAPHYme IMMORALITY allison lolallison or you could go the other way and be totally ridiculousallison Holes doesn t directly support a gay lifestyleallison BAN ITme But it doesallison oh well then uhme all those boys are in and out of holes all day longNeedless to say, there was laughter Sometimes I crack myself up Anyway, all witty repartee aside, I really liked this book I have no idea why it would have been banned unless it was because a kid hits a jerk in the face with a shovel for being a complete ass to him day in and day out That s probably it ENCOURAGING VIOLENT BEHAVIOR AND DISRESPECT FOR AUTHORITY BAN IT I loved Stanley, but in all truth, I loved ZeroHe was the star of this show for me I wanted everything to work out for him, and I was on pins and needles worrying about him when things started to go bad for him I mean, these kids committed crimes, or at least they were accused of committing crimes, but they weren t BAD or EVIL Punishment is one thing, but the kind of things that these kids were made to do is nothing short of abuse And what s sad is that probably isn t a far stretch from what really happens although probably for different reasons I enjoyed how the three different storylines all came together in this one, and seeing the little bits of each one felt like discovering a gem I d have this, OH moment each time something was revealed that linked something else Really fun to read I really enjoyed this one, and I look forward to seeing the movie soon, since I hear from Allison that it s fabulous This book is such a great STORY It s incredibly unrealistic, but also wonderfully thought out There are so many things that connect and trickle down through the generations of multiple families, which makes no sense most of the time but BOY is it ever fun I m pretty sure I read this as a kid, but it was just as great as an adult. This book is so much fun I used to take clippings from magazines with book reviews, found an old clipping about this book cleaning up the house recently and thought mmm let s read this one Timing was impeccable I went through an explosive challenging period of really hard work and high pressure in the office and this book made me look forward to reading if only a few pages when coming home A quirky funny story about a boy called Stanley who is sent to Green Camp Lake , a boy s detenti This book is so much fun I used to take clippings from magazines with book reviews, found an old clipping about this book cleaning up the house recently and thought mmm let s read this one Timing was impeccable I went through an explosive challenging period of really hard work and high pressure in the office and this book made me look forward to reading if only a few pages when coming home A quirky funny story about a boy called Stanley who is sent to Green Camp Lake , a boy s detention center after supposedly having stolen a pair of sports shoes from a famous basketball player Being innocent, he blaims his no good dirty rotten pig stealing great great grandfather who ran into a curse which affected Stanley s family over years and years Camp Green Lake is in the middle of the desert, a dried up lake, and every day a scary ward and guards, amongst who a Mr Sir , make the boys dig holes there So, what s going on.I had so much fun with this book, excellently written and the story who can make it up All factors combined, also the timing of this book in my life, right book at the right time, couldn t be better A sympathetic enjoyable story, really quirky and just pure FUN Recommended ps Curious about the movie too, never saw it yet Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment and redemption Stanley Yelnats is under a curse A curse that began with his no good dirty rotten pig stealing great great grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys build character by spending all day, every day, digging holes five feet wide and five feet deep It doesn t take long for Stanley to realize there s than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment and redemption Love the story of the curse. This will forever be a childhood favorite I knew of a friend who lost everything when her father started digging holes You see, her dad was a treasure hunter And to be a treasure hunter, you are supposed to be well equipped and with good manpower You must also be in possession of a reliable map and a lot of time You also need a lot of money to be able to acquire all the above things Unfortunately, my friend s father only acquired a fake map, swindlers for company and equipment worth nothing when you re digging the wrong hole Littl I knew of a friend who lost everything when her father started digging holes You see, her dad was a treasure hunter And to be a treasure hunter, you are supposed to be well equipped and with good manpower You must also be in possession of a reliable map and a lot of time You also need a lot of money to be able to acquire all the above things Unfortunately, my friend s father only acquired a fake map, swindlers for company and equipment worth nothing when you re digging the wrong hole Little by little, my friend s dad used up all their savings and even lost his time for their family My friend and her siblings grew up and away from their dad All was lost, true All that was left is a hole in my friend s heart There was once a treasure there, I am sure but her father dug too deep it failed to see it sparkle.The Hole I ve read however is not my friend s story It did not have a treasure map but it has a great plot It did talk of treasures, theobvious would be the one buried There s a treasure in the form of friendship, one covered in perseverance and another enclosed with hope If you add a bit of dust of fate with these treasures, you will get the story of a boy named Stanley Yelnats, the main protagonist in this novel I liked the presentation of the story the interconnectedness of their experiences It s an application of Newton s 3rd law of motion which states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction Just like how someone else s athlete s foot become the reason for another s sweet riches how the despair of having been bullied be the same reason for his freedom or how being the teacher, he actually got the better lesson,than he has bargained for Stanley did that and in the end he gained friends and respect All in all, Holes is not about big excavations, it s about filling the gaps It talked about racism, crossing beyond borders It talked about family and camaraderie It talked about keeping your promises and breaking barriers It talked about being a better person And yes, even added the perks of enjoying a big onion bulb When someone digs a hole out there in the vast universe, there d be a lot of soil dirt displaced Imagine them as stories unburdened from some remote keeper So what do we do with these soil dirt story We place them inside our own gaps, enriching us such that our hole becomes full, we come out as a whole person.PS.IF you wonder about my friend, last time I ve heard, their parents are together again He quit hunting for treasures and stuck with those that are farprecious, his own family I m not sure exactly when it happened, but it seems I m no longer absolutely cool in my daughter s eyes I could understand if her particular issues with me were current fashion or the things to do while hanging out with friends, but books BOOKS Oh, the pain I don t say anything about the girly girl preteen drivel she loves to read after all, I occasionally read girly girl grownup drivel and I recommend a wide range of books while keeping in mind she doesn t have the same penchant for s I m not sure exactly when it happened, but it seems I m no longer absolutely cool in my daughter s eyes I could understand if her particular issues with me were current fashion or the things to do while hanging out with friends, but books BOOKS Oh, the pain I don t say anything about the girly girl preteen drivel she loves to read after all, I occasionally read girly girl grownup drivel and I recommend a wide range of books while keeping in mind she doesn t have the same penchant for sf fantasy as I do She is a voracious reader, will happily read things her teacher recommends, and liked the books that Santa gave her.So why does she sneer every time I hand her a book well, she doesn t sneer every time, sometimes it s just a withering look or a nah, I don t think so I m not sure how I acquired this book, and it was one I hadn t read as a kid I suggested that Maya and I read it together since we ve been enjoying reading aloud at bedtime She read the blurb on the cover, handed it back to me and said Nah I said, Let s give it a shot Oh, it s an award winner, isn t ituh uh, she replied.I then said, Uh huh, we re giving this a shot Cue withering look.The book quickly won her over The short chapters are perfect for bedtime readingwe never had to stop in the middle of a chapter, and most nights read several chapters The author weaves together several plots Each thread is connected, but he deftly gives us just the bits of information we need at any given point, and it all comes together at the end wonderfully I loved when Maya would make a connection and exclaim, Oh those are Sam s onions or gasp, Oh no That s what really happened Final verdict She loved it, and so did I.Apparently I am capable of choosing good books.Not that she ll remember that when I hand her the next book One of the best books ever Gets better every time, too Read it aloud to my kids aged 7, 10, 14, they couldn t get enough One of the best books ever Gets better every time, too Read it aloud to my kids aged 7, 10, 14, they couldn t get enough Holes


About the Author: Louis Sachar

Louis Sachar pronounced Sacker , born March 20, 1954, is an American author of children s books.Louis was born in East Meadow, New York, in 1954 When he was nine, he moved to Tustin, California He went to college at the University of California at Berkeley and graduated in 1976, as an economics major The next year, he wrote his first book, Sideways Stories from Wayside School He was working at a sweater warehouse during the day and wrote at night Almost a year later, he was fired from the job He decided to go to law school He attended Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco His first book was published while he was in law school He graduated in 1980 For the next eight years he worked part time as a lawyer and continued to try to write children s books Then his books started selling well enough so that he was able to quit practicing law His wife s name is Carla When he first met her, she was a counselor at an elementary school She was the inspiration behind the counselor in There s a Boy in the Girls Bathroom He was married in 1985 Hisdaughter, Sherre, was born in 1987.


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