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Louis Sacher - Holes (2nd Hand Paperback)

SKU B001708
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Acceptable (Some tanning towards page edges)
  • Category : Fiction - Young Adult Fiction
  • Published : 2000 (Bloomsbury)
  • ISBN : 9780747544593
  • SKU : B001708
  • PPC : LL250gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Holes is a 1998 young adult novel written by Louis Sachar and first published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

The book centres on an unlucky teenage boy named Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile corrections facility in a desert in Texas, after being falsely accused of theft.

"Witty, poignant and at times heart-breaking, Louis Sachar’s searing story is set in the Camp Green Lake juvenile detention centre. Stanley Yelnats, sentenced to penal labour – digging holes in the desert – begins to tap into the secrets and deception that lie at the heart of the facility. Masquerading as a character building exercise, what is the real reason behind the holes? Intensely touching and artfully plotted, Holes is a masterpiece." - Waterstones.

"Although essentially a children's book, I unashamedly enjoyed every sentence of this exquisitely crafted tale set in the desert in Texas. A boys detention centre has been built on the perimeter of a dried-up lake. The boy detainees rise at 04:30 and have to dig one five-foot-deep by five-foot-wide hole every day in the scorching sun.

Stanley Yelnats, wrongly accused of stealing is the newest inmate and this is his story. The book also goes back 120 years to a time when the lake really was a lake and involves Stanley's great-grandfather and a dangerous outlaw called Kissing Kate Barlow.
There is a real feelgood factor to this novel and I recommend this to every child up to the age of ninety." - Goodreads Review.


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