Holes[EPUB] ✺ Holes ✽ Louis Sachar – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment and redemption Stanley Yelnats is under a curse A curse that began with his no good dirty rotten pi Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment and redemption 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 generations of Yelnats Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center Camp Green Lake where the warden makes the boys build character by spending all day every day digging Holes five feet wide and five feet deep It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake The boys are digging Holes because the warden is looking for something. I am very sad that I never read this as a young person because I think that I would have loved it even than I do now I think that it probably would have blown my mind I have to applaud Louis Sachar for being so courageous in a children’s novelEffortlessly weaving together the past present and ancient history of these characters Mr Sachar examines the impact of our history and the nature of hope and human compassion all while maintaining a light humorous uality This is a book for children but one that never speaks down to children It is both mature and youthfulStanley is tried and convicted for a crime that he didn’t commit sent to a reform camp for boys and forced to work day after day in the hot sun digging holes – without any hope of aid He’s treated callously and unfairly but he must learn to keep going get along with the boys around him and survive This is not a book that promises like so many other children’s books do success and rewards for good behavior for choosing all the right paths That’s not what real living real maturity is all about It’s about learning to deal with adversity and tragedy and failure when they come – because they will It’s about making the right choices even when there are no rewards no promised successes simply because they’re right And than that – it’s about choosing kindness and compassion even when everything around you is hard and unfair The only part of this novel that I don’t uite like is the ending which seems to undermine the realistic uality of the rest of the novel I wish that Stanley and Hector could survive happily without a fairy tale ending because after all of that they know that they don’t need one to be happy But I think that as a child I would have enjoyed seeing them win the dayPerfect Musical PairingBrett Dennen – Darlin’ Do Not FearThis is a very sweet song about growing up and holding onto hope during the hard times Your confidence is faultless your faith etched in stone and neither could comfort you from the wild unknown So bury your burning hatred like a hatchet in the snow Darlin' do not fear what you don't really knowAlso seen on The ReadventurerStop by for a comparison of this book to the movie version Holes Louis Sachar Holes is a 1998 young adult mystery comedy novel written by Louis Sachar and first published by Farrar Straus and Giroux It won the 1998 US National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year's most distinguished contribution to American literature for children In 2012 it was ranked number 6 among all time children's novels in a survey published by School Library Journalعنوانها آخرین گودال؛ راز گودالهای دریاچه سبز؛ گودالها؛ نویسنده لوئیس ساکر سکر؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز بیست و یکم ماه سپتامبر سال 2009 میلادیعنوان آخرین گودال؛ نویسنده لوئیس ساکر؛ مترجم حسن ابراهیمی الوند؛ تهران، قدیانی، 1379؛ در 280 ص، مصور؛ شابک ایکس 964417335؛ چاپ دوم 1381؛ چاپ سوم 1382؛ چاپ چهارم 1388؛ شابک 9789644173356؛ چاپهای ششم و هفتم 1389؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی سده 20 معنوان گودالها؛ نویسنده لوئیس ساکر سکر؛ مترجم فرزاد فربد؛ تهران، کتاب پنجره؛ 1383، در 186 ص، چاپ دیگر تهران، انتشارات پریان؛ 1393؛ در 227 ص؛ شابک 9786007058114؛ چاپ دوم 1396؛عنوان راز گودالهای دریاچه سبز؛ نویسنده لوئیس ساکر؛ مترجم مهدی باتقوا؛ تهران، رسپینا، 1392، در 248 ص؛ شابک 9789648559132؛ چاپ دوم 1392؛استنلی را به خاطر گناهی که مرتکب نشده است، به اردوگاه «گرین لیک» میفرستند او همانند دیگر نوجوانان ساکن اردوگاه، مجبور است که هر روز زیر آفتاب داغ، گودالی به عمق و پهنای یک متر و نیم حفر کند سرپرست اردوگاه معتقد است که حفر گودال باعث شکل گرفتن شخصیت نوجوانان بزهکار میشود اما «استنلی» به زودی میفهمد، که موضوع فراتر از «شکل گرفتن شخصیت» نوجوانان بزهکار است او سعی میکند هرطور شده، از ماجرا سر در بیاورد کتاب برنده ی جوایز «نیوبری سال 1999 میلادی»، «ادگار آلن پو سال 1999 میلادی»، «نشنال بوک در ادبیات کودک و نوجوان»، «بهترین کتاب سال به انتخاب اسکول لایبرری ژورنال»، «بهترین کتاب نوجوانان به انتخاب انجمن کتابداران آمریکا»، «بهترین کتاب سال به انتخاب پابلیشرز ویکلی»، و «برنده ی پر فروشترین کتاب نوجوانان» است ا شربیانی This book is so much fun I used to take clippings from magazines with book reviews found an old clipping about this book cleaning up the house recently and thought mmm let's read this one Timing was impeccable I went through an explosive challenging period of really hard work and high pressure in the office and this book made me look forward to reading if only a few pages when coming home A uirky funny story about a boy called Stanley who is sent to 'Green Camp Lake' a boy's detention center after supposedly having stolen a pair of sports shoes from a famous basketball player Being innocent he blaims his no good dirty rotten pig stealing great great grandfather who ran into a curse which affected Stanley's family over years and years Camp Green Lake is in the middle of the desert a dried up lake and every day a scary ward and guards amongst who a 'Mr Sir' make the boys dig holes there So what's going on?I had so much fun with this book excellently written and the story who can make it up? All factors combined also the timing of this book in my life right book at the right time couldn't be better A sympathetic enjoyable story really uirky and just pure FUN Recommendedps Curious about the movie too never saw it yet Funny story I'm trying to shelve this book and can't remember if it had been banned but I thought it had google confirmed At the same time my friend Allison and I are chatting on Google Chat and she starts ranting about how ridiculous book banning is an opinion with which I agree wholeheartedly Anyway the conversation went like this me Is Holes a banned book? I can't rememberallison dunno the whole concept of banned books is stupid I mean you could find a reason to gripe about any bookme yes I agreeallison I think The Replacement should be banned because there is a scene talking about knives in the kitchenallison VIOLENCEme haha just waitallison and he sits on his roofallison DANGEROUS BEHAVIORallison RECKLESSme He says the F word and there are BOOBIESallison PORNOGRAPHYme IMMORALITYallison lolallison or you could go the other way and be totally ridiculousallison Holes doesn't directly support a gay lifestyleallison BAN ITme But it doesallison oh well then uhme all those boys are in and out of holes all day longNeedless to say there was laughter Sometimes I crack myself up Anyway all witty repartee aside I really liked this book I have no idea why it would have been banned unless it was because a kid hits a jerk in the face with a shovel for being a complete ass to him day in and day out? That's probably it ENCOURAGING VIOLENT BEHAVIOR AND DISRESPECT FOR AUTHORITY BAN ITI loved Stanley but in all truth I loved Zero He was the star of this show for me I wanted everything to work out for him and I was on pins and needles worrying about him when things started to go bad for him I mean these kids committed crimes or at least they were accused of committing crimes but they weren't BAD or EVIL Punishment is one thing but the kind of things that these kids were made to do is nothing short of abuse And what's sad is that probably isn't a far stretch from what really happens although probably for different reasons I enjoyed how the three different storylines all came together in this one and seeing the little bits of each one felt like discovering a gem I'd have this OH moment each time something was revealed that linked something else Really fun to read I really enjoyed this one and I look forward to seeing the movie soon since I hear from Allison that it's fabulous Love the story of the curse This will forever be a childhood favorite I knew of a friend who lost everything when her father started digging holes You see her dad was a treasure hunter And to be a treasure hunter you are supposed to be well euipped and with good manpower You must also be in possession of a reliable map and a lot of time You also need a lot of money to be able to acuire all the above things Unfortunately my friend's father only acuired a fake map swindlers for company and euipment worth nothing when you're digging the wrong hole Little by little my friend's dad used up all their savings and even lost his time for their family My friend and her siblings grew up and away from their dad All was lost true All that was left is a hole in my friend's heart There was once a treasure there I am sure but her father dug too deep it failed to see it sparkleThe Hole I've read however is not my friend's story It did not have a treasure map but it has a great plot It did talk of treasures the obvious would be the one buried There's a treasure in the form of friendship one covered in perseverance and another enclosed with hope If you add a bit of dust of fate with these treasures you will get the story of a boy named Stanley Yelnats the main protagonist in this novel I liked the presentation of the story the interconnectedness of their experiences It's an application of Newton's 3rd law of motion which states that for every action there is an eual and opposite reaction Just like how someone else's athlete's foot become the reason for another's sweet riches; how the despair of having been bullied be the same reason for his freedom; or how being the teacher he actually got the better lesson than he has bargained for Stanley did that and in the end he gained friends and respect All in all Holes is not about big excavations it's about filling the gaps It talked about racism crossing beyond borders It talked about family and camaraderie It talked about keeping your promises and breaking barriers It talked about being a better person And yes even added the perks of enjoying a big onion bulb When someone digs a hole out there in the vast universe there'd be a lot of soildirt displaced Imagine them as stories unburdened from some remote keeper So what do we do with these soildirtstory? We place them inside our own gaps enriching us such that our hole becomes full we come out as a whole personPSIF you wonder about my friend last time I've heard their parents are together again He uit hunting for treasures and stuck with those that are far precious his own family I'm not sure exactly when it happened but it seems I'm no longer absolutely cool in my daughter's eyes I could understand if her particular issues with me were current fashion or the things to do while hanging out with friends but books? BOOKS?? Oh the painI don't say anything about the girly girl preteen drivel she loves to read after all I occasionally read girly girl grownup drivel and I recommend a wide range of books while keeping in mind she doesn't have the same penchant for sffantasy as I do She is a voracious reader will happily read things her teacher recommends and liked the books that 'Santa' gave herSo why does she sneer every time I hand her a book? well she doesn't sneer every time sometimes it's just a withering look or a nah I don't think so I'm not sure how I acuired this book and it was one I hadn't read as a kid I suggested that Maya and I read it together since we've been enjoying reading aloud at bedtime She read the blurb on the cover handed it back to me and said Nah I said Let's give it a shotOh it's an award winner isn't ituh uh she repliedI then said Uh huh we're giving this a shotCue withering lookThe book uickly won her over The short chapters are perfect for bedtime readingwe never had to stop in the middle of a chapter and most nights read several chapters The author weaves together several plots Each thread is connected but he deftly gives us just the bits of information we need at any given point and it all comes together at the end wonderfully I loved when Maya would make a connection and exclaim Oh those are Sam's onions or gasp Oh no That's what really happened?Final verdict? She loved it and so did IApparently I am capable of choosing good booksNot that she'll remember that when I hand her the next book One of the best books ever Gets better every time tooRead it aloud to my kids aged 7 10 14 they couldn't get enough There is no lake at Camp Green Lake uick backstory this is one of my thirteen year old brother's favourite books He was the one who recommended it to me And I'm glad he did because this book is one heck of a gripping entertaining and intelligent story This is the book all the cool kids in middle school were reading with their popped collars Livestrong bands and wannabe Justin Bieber hairstyles This book is just on this whole new level of awesomeness and keep in mind that I say this without sarcasm this book is timeless and what I'd even consider a middle grade classic When you spend your whole life living in a hole the only way you can go is up The story basically revolves around this kid called Stanley who is accused of theft and gets sent to this juvenile camp found in some wasteland desert in the middle of nowhere called ironically Camp Green Lake Things go a little askew and nothing is as it seems secrets are revealed friends and enemies are made adventures are at stake lot's of good stuff 'Now you be careful in the real world' said Armpit 'Not everyone is as nice as us' This book is technically middle grade and that is definitely noticeable when reading but I think anyone at any age can read it empathize with the characters and just simply get totally drawn into their complex stories The writing is notable uirky detailed and crisp if that makes sense; the atmosphere generated is phenomenal the sun glaring down at you in sweaty films of heat the dust shading the air this seemingly endless desolate wasteland Sachar is the kind of writer that isn't preachy he won't shove some wisdom or moral code down your throat but he'll make you think and reflect and enjoy yourself while doing so Rattlesnakes would be a lot dangerous if they didn't have the rattle This story dives in and out of the present chipping in stories from Stanley's ancestors which intertwine with the present Themes such as fate friendship punishment and the way history impacts our present are all very prominent in the story paired with fleshed out intriguing characters yellow spotted lizards lots and I mean LOTS of holes sunflower seeds angry wardens baseball player shoes and treasure Highly recommend If only if only the woodpecker sighs The bark on the tree was just a little bit softer While the wolf waits below hungry and lonely He cries to the moo oo oon If only if only

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  • Paperback
  • 233 pages
  • Holes
  • Louis Sachar
  • English
  • 08 October 2014
  • 9780439244190