Holes by Louis Sachar
Stanley Yelnats always seems to be at the wrong place, ate the wrong time. His family believes that they are under a curse that has started from their no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather. This time, Stanley is sentenced to go to Camp Green Lake, which, in fact, does not have a lake, for stealing a pair of smelly sneakers that literally fell from the sky. Stanley optimistically thinks that this might be a good chance for him to experience how camp is like, because his parents have never been able to afford. Camp Green Lake is the worst place imaginable. The counselors make the campers dig big deep holes in the barren land. It’s the insufferable hear and unbearable humidity that torture the boys the most. Soon, Stanley make friends at the camp and starts to realize that there is more to digging holes than just character buildings at Camp Green Lake.
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