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Written by Louis Sachar

Reviewed by Maryam A. (age 13)


The book is about a group of boys staying in Camp Green Lake,a juvenile correctional facility. They have to dig a hole each day because they did something bad for example stole something etc. The main character, Stanley Yelnats ended up there as people thought that he had stolen someone's shoes, but actually he did not. However, Stanley thinks that he has been cursed and that he is in there because of his great-great grand father's false promise.

This book is very interesting as you start to reflect on the mistakes that you have made in the past so you will not repeat them in the future.

My favorite part was when Stanley runs away from Camp Green Lake and steals a car. It is very exciting and funny.

The author‘s writing style is very interesting and the story is unusual. The topic of the book is very interesting and unique.

This book is interesting and I like it for the following reasons: firstly it is easy to read because it is written using simple language. Secondly, this book is for teenagers so I can relate to it. Thirdly, it teaches you about life and how to not make mistakes. It is also kind of like a fairytale so very imaginative. Finally, it is an unusual story as I had never heard of this kind of punishment camp before and especially where you dig holes. It is something new for me.

I would recommend this book to anyone but particularly to boys because is it about a boys life and there are only two female characters in the story.