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In the novel Holes by Louis Sachar, young Stanley Yelnats and his entire family have been under a heavy curse for generations. From the day Stanley’s great-great-grandfather broke a promise to his old friend Madame Zeroni, happiness just won't come for their family. Stanley's great-grandfather made a fortune on the stock market, but it was stolen from him by the famous outlaw Kissin' Kate Barlow before he could pass it on. And Stanley's father, a creative but unsuccessful inventor has been failing for years to develop a recycling process for used sneakers.

However, no one in the family has been hit as hard as Stanley himself. He is arrested by the police for allegedly stealing the sneakers of the famous baseball player Clyde Livingston. Although Stanley is innocent, he is convicted and sent to Camp Green Lake reformatory.

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