Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather and has since followed generation of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, ...
where the boys build character by spending all day, every day, digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the Warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment - and redemption.
I remember reading this book and falling head over heals in love with everything about it. It has such a richly involving story that one cannot help but wish they had friends like the ones described in this gem of a book.The plot was so rich andI remember reading this book and falling head over heals in love with everything about it. It has such a richly involving story that one cannot help but wish they had friends like the ones described in this gem of a book.
The plot was so rich and vibrant. The history was all there, the accuracy and way things all strung together, it made this book a gooey wonder, like a freshly cracked open candy bar and was so succulent in every which way that it had to be savored over and over.
When I finished this book for the first time, I began re reading right away and I have this book as an always favorite. Absolutely brilliant and fun. ...Continua Nascondi