Mrs Dannatt and Mrs Grafton’s chosen book is Holes by Louis Sachar
We have shared this book with many of our classes over the years. It is a great read if you are looking for something a little bit different. It has humour, tension and is full of adventure. A definite must read.
Stanley Yelnats has been sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention center for boys. But the boys at Camp Green Lake have to do an unusual thing. Every day they have to dig a hole, five feet deep and five feet wide. Camp Green Lake calls the place they dig a lake, but really it’s all dried up. It’s enormous, and it’s the perfect, tiring surface for digging holes.
He eventually makes friends and they all have nicknames. Stanley is known as Caveman. Then there’s Armpit, X-Ray, Magnet, Squid, Zigzag and finally Zero. Odd, mysterious, Zero. He hardly ever talks. Stanley’s desperate to figure him out. And soon enough, he gets the chance. Stanley and Zero are stuck together. On the verge of death.