Can you believe that it’s already almost March?! The Mondays keep rolling in and bringing us closer to warm weather! 🙂
Last week I finished Holes by Louis Sachar. It was an amazing book, and made me want to re-read his Wayside Stories. In Holes, Stanley Yelnats (the IV) and the rest of his family suffers from an ancient curse placed on his “dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather.” Although poor Stanley’s spent his whole life dealing with undesirable incidences due to the curse, the cumulating event is when he is framed for a serious crime he did not commit. He is then sentenced to a juvenile detention camp called “Camp Green Lake.” Contrary to what the name implies, this camp is a desert. And it’s more of a work camp than a camp camp. The boys must dig huge holes to “build character,” but it turns out that the warden has ulterior motives. When Stanley’s friend decides that enough is enough and runs away, Stanley ignores the poor odds of living, and follows his friend’s lead. Little does Stanley know that this heroic act will change his (and the rest of his family’s) life drastically.
I hope I didn’t have any spoilers in that summary. It’s an excellent story and I hope I gave enough information to make you want to go check it out right now. 🙂 I give the book 4.5 out of 5 stars.