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     Because of the just-released movie with the same title, many are rushing to read Holes by Louis Sachar. I recommend doing this - Holes is a wonderful book whether you are 18 or 85.

Holes is a combination of three stories. The main one is about Stanley Yelnats, who is found guilty of stealing even though he didn't. He is shipped off to Camp Green Lake, a boot camp with a twist. There, Stanley bonds with the boys in his tent, who all have wacky nicknames and personalities to match.

Every day, the boys must dig a large hole in the "lake," which is now more of a desert. The counselors tell the boys they must dig holes to build character, but is there something more? The stories of Stanley's no-good, dirty-rotten, pig-stealing great-great grandfather who cursed Stanley's family, and the story of Kissing Kate Barlow and how she turned from a sweet woman to the feared bandit who robbed Stanley's great-grandfather, will help them figure out the truth.

This book is wonderfully bizarre. The plot and setting are strange, but then the author throws a barrel of peculiar characters into the mix.

If you are looking for a great read that is out of the ordinary, dig into Holes. Just beware of the poisonous lizards.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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BrigidThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jun. 26 at 10:58 am
Really well written review. I will have to read this book...
ella_da_grate said...
May 11, 2013 at 11:17 am
this is a realy good review and i enjoyed the book soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!" 
mikey replied...
Dec. 4, 2013 at 9:20 am
This book is sooo amazing.
jaden10 said...
Feb. 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm
great book!\                    
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