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תּ my Format Kindle ᅯ Holes ᐅ Ebook By Louis Sachar ᑖ If you take a bad boy and make him dig a hole every day in the hot sun, it will turn him into a good boy Such is the reigning philosophy at Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention facility where there is no lake, and there are no happy campers In place of what used to be the largest lake in Texas is now a dry, flat, sunburned wasteland, pocked with countless identical holes dug by boys improving their character Stanley Yelnats, of palindromic name and ill fated pedigree, has landed at Camp Green Lake because it seemed a better option than jail No matter that his conviction was all a case of mistaken identity, the Yelnats family has become accustomed to a long history of bad luck, thanks to their no good dirty rotten pig stealing great great grandfather Despite his innocence, Stanley is quickly enmeshed in the Camp Green Lake routine rising before dawn to dig a hole five feet deep and five feet in diameter learning how to get along with the Lord of the Flies styled pack of boys in Group D and fearing the warden, who paints her fingernails with rattlesnake venom But when Stanley realizes that the boys may not just be digging to build character that in fact the warden is seeking something specific the plot gets as thick as the irony. It s a strange story, but strangely compelling and lovely too Louis Sachar uses poker faced understatement to create a bizarre but believable landscape a place where Major Major Major Major of Catch 22 would feel right at home But while there is humor and absurdity here, there is also a deep understanding of friendship and a searing compassion for society s underdogs As Stanley unknowingly begins to fulfill his destiny the dual plots coming together to reveal that fate has big plans in store we can t help but cheer for the good guys, and all the Yelnats everywhere Ages 10 and older Brangien DavisStanley Yelnats was the only passenger on the bus, not counting the driver or the guard The guard sat next to the driver with his seat turned around facing Stanley A rifle lay across his lap Stanley was sitting about ten rows back, handcuffed to his armrest His backpack lay on the seat next to him It contained his toothbrush, toothpaste, and a box of stationary his mother had given him Hed promised to write to her at least once a week He looked out the window, although there wasnt much to seemostly fields of hay and cotton He was on a long bus ride to nowhere The bus wasnt air conditioned, and the hot heavy air was almost as stifling as the handcuffs Stanley and his parents had tried to pretend that he was just going away to camp for a while, just like rich kids do When Stanley was younger he used to play with stuffed animals, and pretend the animals were at camp Camp Fun and Games he called it Sometimes hed have them play soccer with a marble Other times theyd run an obstacle course, or go bungee jumping off a table, tied to broken rubber bands Now Stanley tried to pretend he was going to Camp Fun and Games Maybe hed make some friends, he thought At least hed get to swim in the lake He didnt have any friends at home He was overweight and the kids at his middle school often teased him about his size Even his teachers sometimes made cruel comments without realizing it On his last day of school, his math teacher, Mrs Bell, taught ratios As an example, she chose the heaviest kid in the class and the lightest kid in the class, and had them weigh themselves Stanley weighed three times as much as the other boy Mrs Bell wrote the ratio on the board, 3 1, unaware of how much embarrassment she had caused both of them Stanley was arrested later that day He looked at the guard who sat slumped in his seat and wondered of he had fallen asleep The guard was wearing sunglasses, so Stanley couldnt see his eyes Stanley was not a bad kid He was innocent of the crime for which he was convicted Hed just been in the wrong place at the wrong time It was all because of his no good dirty rotten pig stealing great great grandfather He smiled It was a family joke Whenever anything went wrong, they always blamed Stanleys no good dirty rotten pig stealing great great grandfather Supposedly, he had a great great grandfather who had stolen a pig from one legged Gypsy, and she put a curse on him and all his descendants Stanley and his parents didnt believe in curses, of course, but whenever anything went wrong, it felt good to be able to blame someone Things went wrong a lot They always seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time He looked out the window at the vast emptiness He watched the rise and fall of a telephone wire In his mind he could hear his fathers gruff voice softly singing to him If only, if only, the woodpecker sighs, The bark on the tree was just a little bit softer While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely, He cries to the moooooon, If only, if only. It was a song his father used to sing to him The melody was sweet and sad, but Stanleys favorite part was when his father would howl the word moon.The bus hit a small bump and the guard sat up, instantly alert Stanleys father was an inventor To be a successful inventor you need three things intelligence, perseverance, and just a little bit of luck Stanleys father was smart and had a lot of perseverance Once he started a project he would work on it for years, often going days without sleep He just never had any luck Every time an experiment failed, Stanley could hear him cursing his dirty rotten pig stealing great great grandfather Stanleys father was also named Stanley Yelnats Stanleys fathers full name was Stanley Yelnats III Our Stanley is Stanley Yelnats IV Everyone in his family had always liked the fact that Stanley Yelnats was spelled the same frontward and backward So they kept naming their sons Stanley Stanley was an only child, as was every other Stanley Yelnats before him All of them had something else in common Despite their awful luck, they always remained hopeful As Stanleys father liked to say, I learned from failure But perhaps that was part of the curse as well If Stanley and his father werent always hopeful, then it wouldnt hurt so much every time their hopes were crushed Not every Stanley Yelnats has been a failure, Stanleys mother often pointed out, whenever Stanley or his father became so discouraged that they actually started to believe in the curse The first Stanley Yelnats, Stanleys great grandfather, had made a fortune in the stock market He couldnt have been too unlucky At such times she neglected to mention the bad luck that befell the first Stanley Yelnats He lost his entire fortune when he was moving from New York to California His stagecoach was robbed by the outlaw Kissin Kate Barlow If it werent for that, Stanleys family would now be living in a mansion on a beach in California Instead, they were crammed in a tiny apartment that smelled of burning rubber and foot odor If only, if only. The apartment smelled the way it did because Stanleys father was trying to invent a way to recycle old sneakers The first person who finds a use for old sneakers, he said, will be a very rich man It was this lastest project that led to Stanleys arrest The bus ride became increasingly bumpy because the road was no longer paved Actually, Stanley had been impressed when he first found out that is great grandfather was robbed by Kissin Kate Barlow True, he would have preferred living on the beach in California, but it was still kind of cool to have someone in your family robbed by a famous outlaw Kate Barlow didnt actually kiss Stanleys great grandfather That would have been really cool, but she only kissed the men she killed Instead, she robbed him and left him stranded in the middle of the desert He was lucky to have survived, Stanleys mother was quick to point out The bus was slowing down The guard grunted as he stretched out his arms Welcome Camp Green Lake, said the driver Stanley looked out the dirty window He couldnt see a lake And hardly anything was green. Holes

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  • Holes

  • Louis Sachar
  • Anglais
  • 01 September 2016
  • 241 pages

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