“If only, if only," the woodpecker sighs,"The bark on the tree was as soft as the skies."While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely,Crying to the moon,"If only, If only.”
The beginning of the Holes takes place at Camp Green Lake where bad kids were turned into good boys by making them dig holes.Although there is no lake at Camp Green Lake and it's a plain hot desert. Elya Yelnats, Stanley's great great grandfather has broke a promise to Madame Zeroni. Stanley's family is cursed.He got accused of stealing shoes and was sent to Camp Green Lake.
During the rising action Stanley digs his first hole.He finds a golden tube with the initials K.B. He gives to X-Ray.He decides to help Zero learn to read and write.After Zero runs away Stanley tries to bring him the water truck but he crashes into a hole.He finds Zero under a boat that was Sam the onion man's boat with the name Mary Lou on it.Mary Lou was Sam's donkey.He found Zero drinking what he called "sploosh".It was Kate Barlow's Spiced Peaches that she gave to Sam before he was shot.
The climax is when Stanley carries Zero up the mountain and breaks the family curse.While they reach the top of the mountain Zero ends up throwing up because of all the "sploosh" he drank.They also find water and onions up on the mountain which was where Sam the onion man got his.Those onions were important because when Sam got them he sold them to heal people.Carrying Zero up the mountain breaks the family curse because when Stanley carries Zero up he sings the song Madame Zeroni told Elya to sing to the pig and her when she carried her up the mountain but, instead Stanley took Zero, Madame Zeroni's great great grandson up the mountain and sang him the song and let him take a drink from "Gods Thumb".
During the falling action,Stanley and Zero decide to go back to camp.They find a metal suitcase.The Warden catches them.Then a nest of yellow lizards come out and crawl over Stanley and Zero, but they don't bite either one of them.because according to Sam yellow spotted lizards hate onion blood and Stanley and Zero hate tons of onions which went into their blood.Stanley and Zero finally decide to crawl out of the hole.Stanley then finds out he has a lawyer named Ms. Morengo. The Warden lies and said they stole the suitcase but Zero said no and showed her the suitcase which said Stanley Yelnats. The suitcase was actually Stanley's great grandfathers suitcase when Kate Barlow robbed him.She ended up having all her treasure in their. She takes Stanley and Zero away from Camp Green Lake.The Warden (Ms.Walker) is forced to sell Camp Green Lake.Ms.Walker is Trout Walkers great granddaughter. She's making them dig because Trout Walker told all of his kids to dig for the suitcase and they still never found it.So The Warden (Ms.Walker) made Camp Green Lake so they could dig for the suitcase.
The resolution takes place when Stanley finds out his family is rich because Stanley's dad found the cure to foot odor and for the first time in one hundred years it starts to rain.When Stanley opens the suitcase he finds important documents and finds jewelry.He and Zero share the money half and half. Stanley gets to watch the Superbowl with Clyde Livingston and see's the ad for the new foot odor cure called "sploosh".Zero hires a secret team to look for his mom.Zero finds his mom and in the background she is singing the song her grandmother once sang to her when she was a kid.Her grandmother was actually Madame Zeroni and that song was the same song Stanley sang to Zero