Squid's hard shell

Squid is another character in the novel Holes by Louis Sachar. He is a teenager and an inmate at Camp Green Lake. He is a member Group D, just like the main character, Stanley Yelnats IV. His first name is Alan.

The novel does not say how long Squid has been at the camp or why he was convicted. He is the third highest in the hierarchical ranking after X-Ray and Armpit. Just like Stanley and Zigzag, he is white. However, skin color plays no role in the social structure of the camp.

To the outside world, Squid presents himself as a detached, independent, and not very emotional person. He stands out by constantly laughing at the other group members, especially when they briefly reveal their true feelings. When Stanley confesses to writi...

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