2023 book club

march book

Cover of Holes by Louis Sachar

Holes by Louis Sachar

young adult · mystery · adventure | 200-300 pages

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 boys build character by spending all day, every day, digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.

It doesn't take long for Stanley to realize there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.

Borrow this book at Open Library


next club meeting date: March 31

what we've read so far

JANUARY – Choose Your Own Book Month!

FEBRUARY – Under the Tuscan Sun

what should we read next?