While I was looking through my books the other day for my Top 10 video, I found a lot of the books I loved as a kid. And thus Throwback Thursday begins. Just about every week, I will be featuring one of my favorite “throwbacks” from my childhood.
This week it is Holes by Louis Sachar.
Stanley Yelnats has never had it easy, neither has his father, nor his grandfather. The Yelnats’ have always had terrible luck and believe that they are cursed because of Stanleys “no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-grandfather.”
When Stanley finds himself at Camp Green Lake as a result of a crime he didn’t commit, digging holes five feet across and five feet deep as his punishment. He soon realizes that they aren’t digging holes just to build character. There is something buried at Camp Green Lake. And Stanley wants to be the one to discover it, and redeem himself.
Holes is a wonderfully dark and funny book that both children and adults will both enjoy.