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Holes by Louis Sachar

HolesAdolescent Stanley Yelnats is not lucky. In fact, his whole ancestry is unlucky due to the curse placed upon his "no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather”. Now Stanley is sentenced to serve time at Camp Green Lake detention center for a crime he did not commit. He is forced to pointlessly dig hole after hole after hole in the scorching heat of the ironically-named camp which is located not on a lake, but in the desert. Finally, Stanley makes a desperate attempt to escape. Will his luck change?







J FIC SAC  Material # 34753 or # 55468

Rick Meyer
December 2010

Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid by Lemony Snicket

Horseradish Cover artThis is a collection of “truths” from Lemony Snicket.   With the same wry humor as his A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket has collected some thoughts on life, death and a little of everything in between! 



Material #58340

“It is always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice-cream sandwiches.” Lemony Snicket









Chris Kerndt
December 2007

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

UgliesTally Youngblood can’t wait to turn sixteen – then she becomes a pretty and live with all the other pretties in New Pretty Town.  Pretties have everything: beauty, fun, friends.  At least that is what Tally believes until she meets fellow ugly, Shay.  Shay opens up a world that Tally has never seen nor heard of and forces Tally to question whether or not she really wants to become a pretty after all.

Also in the series: Pretties, Specials, and Extras


Material #57276

Chris Kerndt
December 2007