Filling an empty hole on this blog: Holes by Louis Sachar

Hellooooooooooooooooooooo! I am so sorry I haven't been blog posting, I've got a really big test coming up and I've been studying quite a bit. Also, when I have had some spare time and opened up my laptop I haven't felt like blogging...  But enough of my blabbering on that  I'm now going to give you a post with a book review of the great Holes, by Louis Sachar.

Louis Sachar has written multiple books, one of which I have loved and will be reviewing today:

Holes is about Stanley whose family have a reputation for bad luck, and when he is sent to Camp Green Lake - which, funnily enough, isn't green and doesn't have a lake - it was simply a matter of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Every day he and the other boys are told to dig a hole, five foot wide and five foot deep, reporting anything found. The warden claims that this labour is character building, but Stanley is suspicious and needs to dig up the truth.

I really like this book because of the flashbacks and clever links throughout the story. Also Holes is really gripping, thrilling and when you finally put it all together it's a bit like completing a jigsaw puzzle.

I would recommend this book this book to 8-12 years old who like cleverly written books that are satire. WARNING: You have to persevere with this book until the end otherwise it won't make any sense at all whatsoever and you will go away thinking it's a rubbish book, which it isn't.

I am in the process of reading another of Louis Sachar's brilliant books called the Cardturner, and already it is an amazing book.


  1. I have watched holes and loved it! I might have to read the book now :)

    Nabila // Hot Town Cool Girl

    1. I read the book at school then at the end we got to watch the movie - greatisn't it!

  2. We're currently reading Holes as a class novel in school. When I first heard that we're going to be reading a book about a kid who was sent to a juvenile facility, I thought it was going to be boring as heck. But surprisinglyy enough, it is actually very interesting and even funny at times. But for some reason my teacher is really obsessed with books about prisons, because the other book that we read this year was Boy in the Striped Pygamas.


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