I think Holes was excellent. It was well written, and had a good plot. I especially liked how the story all tied together. Two thumbs up.
I agree with Elease, Holes is excellent! Here is a summary from the online catalog: “As further evidence of his family’s bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.” Holes won the Newbery Medal in 1999 – along with a whole bunch of other awards. In 2003 Louis Sachar gave the Indianapolis McFadden Lecture. Kids lined up for hours to have him sign their books. He was a really good sport too and stayed until the line was finished. Author: Louis Sachar
- Amazon Look Inside Holes
- Louis Sachar Official Website
- Louis Sachar on Holes
- Google Books Holes (Scroll to the last pages and read the bonus material, “Real Dirt” from Louis Sachar’s family about being related to an author that is a kids’ favorite.)
- Holes on CD, Downloadable eBook or eAudio