|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 Yelnatses.
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. |
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.