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The young adult novel Holes by American author Louis Sachar was published in the United States in 1998. The narrative primarily depicts the stay of American teenager and outsider Stanley Yelnats at Camp Green Lake, a reformatory for delinquent youths in the hot Texas desert. The main character has been unjustly convicted for stealing sneakers and now must serve his sentence at Camp Green Lake.  Every day he has to dig a hole in the desert together with the other teenagers.

Stanley’s entire family has been suffering from bad luck from the day Stanley’s great-great-grandfather broke a promise to his old friend Madame Zeroni. However, at Camp Green, Stanley runs into the great-great-great-grandson of Madame Zeroni. Stanley befriends him and the two have exciting adventures together. In the end, he manages to banish the curse that weighs on the family.

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