By Louis Sachar Genre-Fiction Created by Rachel Lewis HOLES
Stanley Yelnats Stanley was accused of stealing Clyde (Sweet Feet) Livingston’s shoes. He was then sent to Camp Green Lake to “build character.” Nickname-Caveman Characters of HOLES
Characters of HOLES (cont.) • Theodore • Nickname-Armpit • Alan • Nickname-Squid
Characters of HOLES (cont.) • Mr. Pendanski • Nickname-Mom • Counselor for Group D. • Rex • Nickname-X-Ray • X-Ray wears glasses but he is still blind.
Characters of HOLES (cont.) • Ricky • Nickname-Zigzag • José • Nickname-Magnet
Characters of HOLES (cont.) • Brian • Nickname-Twitch • Hector Zeroni • Nickname-Zero • Stanley teaches him how to read and write while at Camp Green Lake.
The setting of HOLES is at Camp Green Lake. Other places at Camp Green Lake: The Wreck Room, the cabins, the Warden’s cabin, and God’s Thumb. Setting
PROBLEMS SOLUTIONS • Digging the holes • Climbing to God’s Thumb • The curse from Stanley’s no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather • Stanley perseveres when he digs the holes. • Stanley’s lack of water and food keeps Stanley going so he can reach the mountain. • Stanley carries Zero (Hector) up the mountain and sings the “special” song to him. Problems & Solutions
The theme of HOLES is to entertain readers about a boy struggling with hardship and confusion. Theme
Perseverance- never give up Desolate- bare Grimaced- a facial expression Wasteland- void of plant life Preposterous- contrary to reason or common sense Despicable- horrible Scowled- frown Paranoid- crazy/eccentric Excess- extra Vocabulary
Calloused- rough skins Refuge- protection/safe haven Venom- poison from a reptile Defiance- resisting someone or something Delirious- crazy/insane Fidgeting- to move restlessly or nervously Cluster- similar things grouped together Hesitated- to hold back and reconsider Legitimate- conforming to the laws of society Vocabulary(cont.)
Commotion- loud noise Evicted- to be forced out Veterinarian- a doctor for animals Engraved- to form figures, letters, or designs, on something. Concoctions- prepared by raw materials Evict- to force out Drenched- wet thoroughly; soaked Incarcerated- to put in prison or a facility of the law Authenticated- to prove worth of an item. Vocabulary(cont.)