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Holes

Stanley Yelnats’ family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre (which isn’t green and doesn’t have a lake) he is not surprised.

Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, reporting anything they find. The evil warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth.


Holes

Holes

by  Louis Sachar

 

  • Recommended class reader for grades 7 – 9
  • English Home Language & First Additional Language
  • ISBN: 9781408865231

Wonderfully inventive, compelling and hilarious, Louis Sachar has created a masterpiece.

 

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Review of Holes by Louis Sachar

 

Holes by Louis Sachar is a children’s novel that tells the story of Stanley Yelnats, a young boy who is sent to a juvenile detention center called Camp Green Lake for a crime he did not commit. The camp, which is located in the middle of the desert, is a place where the boys are forced to dig holes in the hot sun every day, under the guise of building character.

One of the strengths of the book is its ability to convey complex themes in a way that is both entertaining and accessible to children. The book deals with themes of injustice, family, friendship, and the power of determination. Sachar does an excellent job of weaving these themes into the story in a way that is easy for children to understand.

The book is also full of suspense and action, which will keep children engaged. The story is full of twists and turns, and the reader will never know what to expect next. The book is a great way to introduce children to the world of mystery and adventure stories.

The characters in the book are well-developed, relatable and easy for children to understand. Stanley, the protagonist, is a likable and relatable character who is trying to navigate the challenges of being falsely accused and sent to a detention center. The other boys in the camp are also well-developed and relatable, and the reader can see how they are all struggling with their own problems.

Overall, Holes is a well-written and entertaining book that is suitable for children of all ages. It is a great way to introduce children to important themes such as injustice, friendship and determination, while also providing an enjoyable reading experience. The book is full of humor, heart and action, making it a perfect choice for children who love a good laugh and a thrilling adventure. It is a novel that will stay with you long after you finish reading it.

Holes is a children’s novel that is suitable for young readers between the ages of 9 and 14.

 

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