Holes by Louis Sachar

Stanley Yelnets is accused of stealing a pair of shoes and is sent to Camp Green Lake. Stanley dreams of relaxing by the lake but when he arrives he is very disappointed. Stanley has to dig holes everyday in the dried up lake while avoiding being bitten by poisonous lizards. This further enforces him to believe in his family curse. While he digging holes in the day Stanley befriends another boy named Zero. When Zero stands up to the camp authorities, he runs away from the warden into the hot desert. Stanley starts out after Zero and thus starts the road of redemption for both of the boys. A definite guys read!

Recommended for 4th grade and up. Newbery Winner! You can also listen to it! Then after you finish, check out the movie!