"Holes" by Louis Sachar

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Plot:The story “Holes” is about a boy named Stanley Yelnats. His whole family (except forhis mother) believes that the Yelnats family is under a curse. They always have bad luck.

One day after Stanley is walking home from school, a pair of shoes fell from an overpassand hit him on the head. They were the shoes of a famous baseball player, ClydeLivingston. Stanley did not know, so he kept them and got arrested because hesupposedly stole them. He ends up going to a juvenile camp, Camp Green Lake. Hispunishment is that every day he must dig a hole five feet deep and five feet in diameter.

The people who owned the camp were looking for a treasure. That’s why they had theinmates dig holes. Later he found a lipstick container with the initials KB. The sameinitials as the outlaw Kate Barlow who buried the treasure. Stanley later decides to runaway from camp, but he doesn’t have any water.

He found his friend, Zero, who had runaway from camp earlier that week. He tries to steal the water truck away but he drove itright into a hole. So, Stanley started running and he eventually found Zero. They bothwalk about 15 miles to get to a refuge where they found water and onions to eat.

Eventually they go back to camp and dig in Stanley’s old hole and find the treasure chestthat the warden had been looking for. Stanley’s lawyer had come by the day before to gethim out. He was innocent. When Stanley did end up leaving the next day, he left with thetreasure and Zero. Stanley’s family bought a big house and had a huge party and invitedClyde Livingston.

Book Report #1:HolesCharacters:Stanley Yelnats-The main character who gets sent to a boys juvenile camp for beingaccused of...