by Louis Sachar (Author)

Book Cover for Holes

   Book 1   
Pages: 234

Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre. Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labour at the camp is to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, and report anything that he finds in that hole. The warden claims that it is character building, but it soon becomes clear that this is a lie. It is up to Stanley to dig up the truth.

Recognition: National Book Award for Young People's Literature (1998); Newbery Medal (1999); Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction (1999); Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (2000); Zilveren Zoen (2000); Nene Award (2001); Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (2000); West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA) for Older Readers (2001); New Mexico Land of Enchantment Award for Young Adult (2001); Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award for Junior (2001); Massachusetts Children's Book Award (2001); Grand Canyon Reader Award for Teen Book (2001); Sequoyah Book Award (2001); Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (2002); Sunshine State Young Readers Award for Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8 (2002)

Holes Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Holes
Reading level: 10+
Books in series: 3
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: mystery  adventure  comedy & humour 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   Holes  (1998)
2.   Small Steps  (2006)
+   Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Greenlake  (2003)