Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award!
Stanley Yelnats has bad luck (which is all because of his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather).
When Stanley’s bad luck unfairly lands him in the juvenile detention center, Camp Green Lake (a very weird place that isn’t green and doesn’t have a lake), he and his campmates Zero, X-Ray, Armpit, Squid, Magnet and Zigzag are forced to dig holes in order to build character…
But what are they really digging for?
A hilarious and powerful story about crime, punishment and redemption. And Holes. Lots and lots of holes.