The story begins with Stanley Yelnats, a kid who is under a suppose curse. A curse that has since followed his family. Now Stanley had a choice of jail time or go to an all boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where they are spending their days, digging holes to “build characters. Stanley develops determination and perseverance and new found friendships with the other campers. Holes is a wonderful story that my students and I enjoyed. I would recommend this book to other teachers.