This book review is by my little brother Book Boy Jr (12).
Author: Louis Sachar
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.