Holes by Louis Sachar


Stanley Yelnats (yes, his last name is his first name spelled backwards) is incarcerated at a juvenile detention center called Camp Green Lake on false charges of robbery–he is accused of stealing the sneakers of a famous athlete. Never mind that the sneakers fell out of the sky and into his innocent arms–right or wrong, Stanley is in deep. Like five feet deep. At Camp Green Lake (where there is no lake) all the prisoners have to dig a big hole each day–the warden says it will make them better boys. But once Stanley finds out that the warden is really looking for something, and the something has something to do with the famous outlaw Kissing Kate Barlow and Stanley’s “no good dirty rotten pig stealing great great grandfather”, well, Stanley starts to question whether he the master or slave of his family’s bad-luck fate. The plot is WAY too complicated and twisted to go into in this short space, but let me assure you, this book is totally cool and quirky an every little thing falls neatly into place at the end, like a huge mental jigsaw puzzle. This book also won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, and well deserved! So, go out! Read this book! Report back to me!

13 Responses to “Holes by Louis Sachar”

  1. Bethanie says:

    This book was great and I must say the movie did not do it justice!

  2. Ava says:

    I love the book Holes it is so great! I also love the movie, my favorite part is when Zero smacks the man in the face with the shovel and runs away!

  3. Hannah says:

    Holes is an astounding book. It is one of my all time favorites!!!!

  4. maisey says:

    Holes is an awesome book!!! I encourage anyone to read it!!!!! 🙂

  5. selena mathis says:

    i really loved holes I just did’nt like how everyone bullied stanley if but the best part I like was when stanley took off with the wordans truck lol

  6. Kayla Price says:

    Holes ids the best book ever!!!! Read it plz!!!!!

  7. mitzi says:

    holes is great!!

    the movie is ok, but shiah made it AWESOME!! read it!!

  8. tori says:

    this is an amazing book… it’s the first one i read in one day. everyone should read it.

  9. Megan [Jonas] says:

    I love “Holes” !
    It’s an amazing book.
    Ugh, I just love it.

  10. d says:

    diszz b the best book i have read in my whole life reading iz good for u stayin skool kidszz signed .,d

  11. Barka says:

    I loved this book so much. It all made sense in the end.

  12. Brandi says:

    I loved the book Holes! The movie was great too! I would recommend it to anyone who likes to read! I have read it at least 3 or 4 times myself! =D

  13. G says:

    Amazing book, is the movie any good never seen it. great climax to the ending. Louis Sachar is a great author.

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