Holes Essay

1255 words - 5 pages

I.S.228                      Justin Havens
703                                                             12/24/04
Holes Louis Sachar Fiction

     Holes is about a boy named Stanley Yelnats. Stanley has been sent to camp green lake (a juvenile center). He was arrested, and later guilty for stealing a pair of shoes. Back at school, there was a bully named Derrick Dunne. Derrick used to torment Stanley. The teachers never took Stanley’s complaints seriously, because Derrick was so much smaller than Stanley. Some teachers even seemed to find it weird that a little boy like Derrick could pick on someone as big as Stanley. On the day Stanley was arrested, Derrick had taken Stanley’s notebook and after a long game of come and get it, Derrick finally dropped it in the toilet in the boys’ restroom. By the time Stanley retrieved it he had missed his bus and had to walk home. It was while he was walking home, carrying his wet notebook, with the job of having to copy the ruined pages that were messed up, that the sneakers fell from the sky. He didn’t know what they were or whom they were from so he kept them. Then Stanley heard sirens and ran, he didn’t know why he ran but he kept on running.
Later Stanley found out that the shoes belonged to Clyde Livingston A.K.A sweet feet, his favorite pro athlete. He also found out that the shoes were going to a homeless shelter. So Stanley was in trouble. The judge gave him a choice. “You can go to camp green lake, or to jail”. Stanley never had been to camp before so he chose camp.

Stanley then was on the bus for 8 hours. When he got to camp green lake there was no lake, there wasn’t any grass all there wasn’t anything but empty space. Then Stanley went to the Warden; the rules were presented to him there. He was to do dig a hole 5 feet in diameter and 5 feet deep. But there really was one rule don’t mess with the warden. He was introduced to his tent then he started digging hole first thing every morning after he got breakfast. They told him that if he found anything interesting he is to report it to the Warden. The reason he’s been digging hole for the past month because the warden told him there digging holes to build character, but later they found out the reason they were digging was for money, gold and riches from Kissing Kate Barlow. So as the days went past Stanley noticed more clues. When Stanley was sent to the warden for being accused for stealing a bag of seeds he noticed photos of Kissing Kate Barlow’s pictures wanted. She was wanted for robbing banks and people. One of those people...

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