Stanley is a boy who was sent to “Camp Green Lake” because he was convicted of stealing a pair of sneakers belonged to a famous baseball player Clyde Livingston. Nobody believed that Stanley got the sneakers fell from the sky. At the camp, Stanley live with about 10 roommates, and all facilities were almost broken. He needs to stay for 18 months in this camp, and now he’s experienced the hard day which he must complete a hole which has 5ft depth and 5ft diameter. This labor was extremely tiring work, and the second hole in the next day was much harder than the first one because of his physical exhaustion. In the story, “curse” is always mentioned. Including Stanley, his father and his ancestors seem to be unlucky with their lives. This book is like watching film, and gives me visual impression.So far, the story made me very sleepy, and I’m waiting some kind of development.My current simple question is why they have this kind of task. What is for? How they use? Is it just a mental training for boy? hmmmm, mysterious, but the title is called "HOLES", so the hole must have very important meaning for Stantely:O

Pick up 3 expression
1. To be a successful inventor you need three things: intelligence, perseverance, and just a little bit of luck.
>This phrase reminds me Thomas Edison's word;Genius is 1 % inspiration and 99 % perspiration.

2. I learn from failure.
>This phrase is quite common in the world. Bill Gates expressed in different way as below...
"It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure."

3. You’ll be buzzard food in three days.
>You will be eaten!!!No place to escape because it's desert~
It's ok~
I think because this is the longer story rather than what we read past several months.
Maybe the speed of story flow is different. I know this is one of famous stories, so it should make me enjoy soon. kankanba:D