I love this book. I've also seen the movie and I like that the storyline is the same. Holes is about a boy names Stanley Yelnats who found a famous baseball players shoes but everyone thought he stole them. He was given a choice to go to either jail or camp green lake. Stanley had never been to camp before so he figured why not. He was sentenced to 8 months. When he arrived, it was NOT what he had expected. It was in the middle of nowhere, the only buildings around were a few cabins, showers, a dining hall and the wardens office. Mr. Sir was there to greet him after he arrived to camp. He showed him around, each camper was to dig one hole every day; five feet deep and five feet wide. Stanley met a friend there, his name was Hector Zeroni, but everyone called him "Zero". It was fitting because he never talked. But he talked to Stanley. They decided to escape the horrid camp. They found themselves ending right back at camp. In the end, Stanley's lawyer found him innocent and found that Hectors files were missing so they had him there way over his sentence.