It's Miss Kayla again. I just finished the phenomenal book, Holes by Louis Sachar. After reading this again I am blown away. Characters are true to life and it is a lesson for those thought to be throw-away kids. Amazing story, woven together through time, coincidence, luck and fate. I found myself clenching my jaw in anger, I had tears forming in my eyes, my mind was racing at connections and I was unable to put it down. Not only a great story but a powerful read with a lot of heart. If you like something with a lot of suspense and an amazing plot then this is definitely for you. After reading it you should come talk to me and tell me what you think!
Description and picture from amazon.com"This winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award features Stanley Yelnats, a kid who 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 more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake: the warden is looking for something. Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption."