The Novel Holes By Louis Sachar Essays

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The novel Holes by Louis Sachar is a comedy adventure fiction novel that tells the story of Stanley Yelnats in a third person point of view. The setting of this novel takes place in Camp Green Lake which is a juvenile detention center. Once at Camp Green Lake inmates are forced to dig holes through the day. The novel takes place in present day, but deals with a lot of flashbacks that happen through the novel. The main character in the novel is Stanley Yelnats, he is an overweight, shy, and awkward middle schooler who had only few friends. He was always teased for his size by his classmates and school bully. His family had a history of bad luck due to a curse that was placed on his family. Stanley even though having a bad childhood always looks at the bright side and always tries his best to remain hopeful. He always does everything possible to avoid getting into trouble but the family curse always has him in the wrong place at the wrong time. Zero is another inmate at Camp Green Lake and is an important character in the novel. Zero’s real name is Hector Zeroni he was abandoned by his mom and he remained homeless for most of his life. Zero cannot read or write because he was never educated. Zero is viewed as a strange character because in the beginning he hardly spoke to anyone. Even though he is not well-educated he is a smart person and will stand up for himself. He is afraid of people judging him which is why he hardly talks. Later on in the novel he…

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