I know this book is an older one but i just hadn't gotten around to it. I know Shia LaBeouf was in the movie but didn't see that either. Holes, by Louis Sachar, is about a kid, Stanley Yelnats, with a lot of bad luck. He gets convicted of stealing something he didn't steal and sent to Camp Green Lake. It's not green and there's no lake. The boys have to dig a hole every day, 5 feet deep and 5 feet across. It's hot, there are dangerous critters, and dangerous adults as well.
Sachar jumps back and forth in time. The majority of the story is about Stanley but we get flashbacks from the life of Kissin' Kate Barlow, an outlaw who robbed Stanley's ancestor. There's also the story of a different Yelnats progenitor who had a gypsy curse place on him. For a while the flashbacks seem interesting, if random, but Sachar slowly intertwines the stories and brings them to a very satisfying ending.
So here's a YA book that i own, so it also counts for my personal challenge. I give it a 6.
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