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Louis Sachar

A young adult novel about teenage boy Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to a juvenile corrections facility after being falsely accused of theft. At Camp Green Lake, the plot explores the background stories of different characters, touching on themes such as racism, homelessness and illiteracy.

Two companion novels are available, Small Steps and Stanley Yelnat’s Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake.

· · 1998

Critical edition

Sachar, Louis. Holes. Thorndike Press, 1998. 272 pp., ISBN 9780786221868

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  • Award-winning
  • Students can identify with the text
  • Recommended by a federal state: Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony-Anhalt