Holes by Louis Sachar
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. a curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Ye;natses. Now Stanley has been unjustly send to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day, digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake, But there are an awful lot of holes.
But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this interview and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment-and redemption.