This book review of Holes by Louis Sachar is by my little brother Book Boy Jr (12).
Author: Louis Sachar
About the book
Holes by Louis Sachar follows the story of Stanley Yelnats, who has been cursed by his pig-stealing great-great-grandfather and has been sent to Camp Green Lake where he is doomed to dig holes for eternity. After meeting a friend and running away, Stanley starts to explore his true family story.
What I thought
I really loved this book. For me, there was something about reading about people digging holes that was really exciting. I honestly don’t know why, but it was.
It’s a really funny book, with an addictive storyline. It’s really about modern kids and the way we interact together. I liked the fact that Stanley had to find a way to be accepted into the group at Camp Green Lake to survive.
The characters in the story were all really interesting, and I liked the mystery as to why they had to dig the holes. They’re told it’s to build character but there’s more to it. You will never guess the true reason – I know I didn’t. Just know that the reason is not disappointing as these ‘big mysteries’ sometimes are in books as they try to string you along. Holes is legit.
I like books like Holes that feel ‘real’. I would recommend this book for readers 8-14 years and I reckon your parents would like to read it too (my Mum loved it).
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