How would you like to join a book club? Would you like to get together once
a month with a group of Whyvillians that like to read and discuss a book that
we have all read? If you would, let me know.
For the first book I have
chosen the book Holes by Louis Sachar. If you don't want to buy the
book, look for it in your local library. Send me a quick Y-mail to let me
know you would like to join, then we can get together as a group and discuss
the book a month from now. If you don't think you will be able to make it
to a meeting you can just Y-mail me with your opinion of the book.
A Little about This Month's Book
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 lof 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 looking lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive
and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment -- and redemption.
Looking forward to hearing from all you Whyville bookworms,