by Blake Langley

In this WebQuest, students will write three letters from the point of view of three different boys at Camp Green Lake from the novel Holes by Louis Sachar.

Introduction

 The story of Holes by Louis Sachar tells the story of young Stanley Yelnats, a boy with bad luck due to a curse that was placed on his family. After being caught at the wrong place at the wrong time, Stanley is accused of being a thief and sent to Camp Green Lake as punishment. Camp Green Lake is a detention center in Texas for juvenile delinquents, where the boys are forced to dig holes, "to build character." Once Stanley arrives at the camp, questions begin to arise, "Are they really digging holes to build character or is there more to it?"