Review of 'Holes'

Review of 'Holes' by Louis Sachar

3/5 Stars

Author: Louis Sachar
Pages: 233
Price: $ 6.99
Publisher: Yearling

Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.
It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.


The title of the book already tells us A LOT about the plot itself. The main part of the story consists of boys digging lots of holes. Of course there is a story behind all that but it has borders at some point as well. The jumps to the past help to understand the things which happen in the present and also the thoughts of the protagonist. The characters are worked out well and there are also some smaller twists in the story which first I didn’t expect but then I could comprehend them. The whole story is actually well thought through but it is nothing for me.
I think it is rather a book which should be read in school or even in the free time when you are a bit younger than me.
Get the book here: Amazon.com
Source of Plot: https://www.amazon.com/Holes-Louis-Sachar/dp/0440414806/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1483732838&sr=1-1&keywords=holes+louis+sachar
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