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Holes Paperback – Student Edition, May 9, 2000
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It's a strange story, but strangely compelling and lovely too. Louis Sachar uses poker-faced understatement to create a bizarre but believable landscape--a place where Major Major Major Major of Catch-22 would feel right at home. But while there is humor and absurdity here, there is also a deep understanding of friendship and a searing compassion for society's underdogs. As Stanley unknowingly begins to fulfill his destiny--the dual plots coming together to reveal that fate has big plans in store--we can't help but cheer for the good guys, and all the Yelnats everywhere. (Ages 10 and older) --Brangien Davis --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
It is suspenseful, interesting,and not one chapter
is even the slightest bit boring.
You will find that you will want to read this book
Louis Sachar has done an amazing job with Holes.
I hope that my review convinces you to read this
wonderful award winning book.
The piece is very disturbing at first, demanding and bleak but realistic with a touch of the magic to come. The beginning can be a little hard to get through, almost depressing. But the rewards are ample and well worth the emotional journey.
Stanley Yelnats is an unlikely yet likeable protagonist who's evolution and growth is gradual and encouraging and totally believeable. I can imagine that many young adolescents will really relate to this "outsider". He gives us all hope. Yet for all Stanley's troubles and adventures, Sacher has given him a pair of loving and totally supportive parents. Yes, Stanley is the hero who comes to the rescue, but his parents are not fools and, in the end, do some growing of their own. How refreshing!
I'll not only give this book to various youngsters on my holiday list, but several adults will find it in their stockings as well.
Grab an onion, a canteen of fresh water, put your shovel down and enjoy!
plot, and finished it within twenty-four hours. Although I realized that what I was reading was definitely `pleasure reading', I enjoyed piecing together the events in my mind and near the end of the book I was able to triumphantly say, "Ah-hah!" Even though most events fell together, I did not in the least appreciate the last chapter in which the author instructs the readers to `fill in the holes' on their own. It led me to believe that the author himself couldn't think of anything to tie events together and therefore, he simply thought of an eloquent way to tell us to use our imaginations. All things considered, Holes was an excellent book and I enjoyed it very much. Louis Sachar definitely made a contribution to children's literature in the writing of Holes and deserves the honors he received for it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is amazing I really liked how the characters change through the story and how the ending turned out I would recommend this book for ages from 11-up I read it all and I am... Read morePublished 3 days ago by jana Ahmed mahamed nabil
Stanley Yelnats gets sent to camp green lake where the kids have to dig holes five feet deep and five feet wide. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod, author of the Seven Day Manuscript Machine and Writing the Bible for Kids
Great book. My son had to read it for school, but I enjoyed it so much I read it as well.Published 19 days ago by Elizabeth Rose
I read Holes and I think it's a very good book,but the only problem I have is that there are two stories going at once! One is very interesting and the other one is lame. Read morePublished 24 days ago by mzyzhu
I've already read it once, but that was a while ago, so reading Holes again lets me refresh my memory of what the book Holes is really about! It's an awesome book! I loved it! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bellebayou
very well done. saw the movie afterwards and the movie is worse then weak cold coffee compared to the bookPublished 1 month ago by Anthony J. Passaniti
It was very good and I like the plot twist and the movie is even better read this book and watch the movie they are both good!Published 1 month ago