Stanley Yelnats’s family is dogged by bad luck; the fault of a gypsy curse put on his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather. And the curse strikes again when Stanley is found guilty of a crime he didn’t commit, and sent to a boot camp in the desert. The evil warden of the camp (who wears poisoned red nail polish – eek!) claims that digging a hole each day will turn a bad boy into a good boy. So every day, under the blazing sun, Stanley must dig a hole. Is that all there is to it – or must Stanley dig up the truth? You must have been living in a hole if you’ve not heard the hype about this book. Malorie Blackman loves it. So do we. And so will you.
Winner of the Newbery Medal.
“The most moving, exciting, thrilling book I’d read in a long, long time. I loved it.” Malorie Blackman
It was really good and the twists were amazing I also loved the way it connected to the past and it was just a very enjoyable book!
5 March 2021
I loved this book! The snake nail polish is kinda freaky, but I love how it tells the story.
12 January 2021
not for me
2 May 2020
I am quite scared of the warden‘s snake poison nail polish.This is a interesting book.
11 January 2020
I love this book 💘 I like mr pendancekey but the warden is super mean Mayra menkey is quite unfair to girls though Her dad would sell her for a fat pig?! As that gypsy laidy would say PTUE
24 February 2019