Review: Holes

Book review: Holes by Louis Sachar

This book review is by my little brother Book Boy Jr (12).

Title: Holes

Author: Louis Sachar

Publisher: Bloomsbury

About the book: This book 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 also 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.

I like books, like Holes, that feel ‘real’. I would recommend this book for readers 8-14.

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