Sunday, January 19, 2014

7:120 Holes by Louis Sachar

Stanley Yelnats's family has always been unlucky because of a curse placed on them by Madame Zeroni generations back.  Now the curse has struck him as he was arrested after some shoes fell out of the sky and landed on his head as he was walking home from school and it just so happens that they were the shoes of a famous baseball player who had donated them to a charity auction.  Now Stanley is sentenced to Camp Green Lake where all the kids are forced to dig huge holes every day since "it's good for their character".  Obviously the warden is looking for something but no one has any idea what.  While at the camp, Stanley meets Zero and they start to become friends but Zero may just hold the key to removing the curse from Stanley's family.

A cute book and I love the weaving of all the different parts of the tale and then how it all comes together neatly at the end.

Page count: 233p/1,852p ytd/182,890p lifetime

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