Holes Topics for Discussion

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Using specific examples from the book, discuss the issue of bullying. Why was Stanley picked on by other kids? What should have been done about it? What was the teacher's responsibility when it was reported? Is Stanley's problem similar to situations that you've seen?

The theory of the camp is that digging holes strengthens bodies and builds character. Using examples from the book show whether you agree with this theory. Did this kind of approach work on every boy? Which ones did it work on? Which ones did it not affect? Are there any negative results from this kind of punishment?

Talk about Stanley's friendship with Hector. What created the bonds? Why were they drawn together? Why didn't Stanley have the same kind of friendship with any of the other boys in Group D?

Compare and contrast the characters of the two counselors, Mr. Sir and Mr...

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