Book review: Holes by Louis Sachar

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Book review of Holes by Louis Sachar

Book review: Holes by Louis Sachar

This book review of Holes 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.

Buy this book at Booktopia.

Written by Book Boy

I'm a 15-year-old Aussie boy who loves to read. My favourite books include 'Jasper Jones', 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'The Lord Of The Rings'. My website contains reviews of books from junior fiction to YA novels and, now, adult reads as well. I only review books I like. My brother writes younger reviews for Book Boy as Book Boy Jr. My book reviews have appeared in The Sunday Telegraph, and on sites such as Children's Books Daily, Creative Kids Tales and Inside A Dog. I am a former member of the #LoveOzYA committee (2018).

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