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- Description'HOLES is one of those instant classics that adults, as well as children, will thoroughly enjoy. Sachar has created something quite different from JK Rowling or Philip Pullman, but less enchanting' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY Stanley Yelnat's family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is t too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. As punishment, the boys must dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, each day in the hard earth of the dried-up lake bed. The warden claims this is 'character building' - but it doesn't take long for Stanley to realise that what he must uncover is the truth. A wonderfully inventive, compelling vel HOLES is a modern masterpiece.
- Author BiographyLouis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas. HOLES is also available as a Bloomsbury audio book.
- PrizesRunner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
- Author(s)Louis Sachar
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication03/06/2002
- SubjectYoung Adult Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Out-of-print date26/01/2012
- Weight209 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback,B-format paperback
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