Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: August, 1998
Number of Pages: 233
Text Structure: Novel
Summary: Stanley Yelnats is a boy who has “committed’’ a crime of stealing shoes from a homeless shelter. Now Stanley has the choice of going to camp green lake or, jail. His mother and father have sent him to camp green lake where Stanley must dig a hole that is 5 feet wide and 5 feet deep every day! Will he last 18 months at this torture camp!?
Reviewer’s Opinion: I really like this book because, it has a lot of good feelings in it.
Recommended For: 4th-6th
Related Books: A Single Shard
Other Books by this Author: There's A Boy In The Girls Bathroom
Awards Won: John Newbery Medal
Reviewed By: Nalani S., 4th Grade