Holes is the story of Stanley Yelnats, a young boy who has been sent to camp for a crime he did not commit. The conditions at the camp are terrible, and the boys are forced to dig holes all day long. Stanley soon learns that there is more to this camp than meets the eye, and he must find a way to escape before it’s too late.
For who is this book for ?
- The suspenseful plot will keep children engaged
- The characters are likable and relatable
- The story is educational and teaches children about history
- The story may be a bit too dark for young children
- The ending is somewhat unsatisfying
Learn more about the author
Louis Sachar is the award-winning author of many popular children’s books, including Holes, which was made into a major motion picture. He has been twice nominated for the National Book Award and once for the Newbery Medal.
“This was an excellent book! I read it in one day because I couldn’t put it down. The characters were well developed, and the ending was very satisfying.”
“This is one of my favorite books! I read it every year and now that there’s an audiobook, I’m so excited to listen to it. Stanley Yelnats is a great character, and the story is full of adventure and mystery.”
“I read this book in 5th grade and absolutely loved it! The story is full of adventure, mystery, and suspense. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves a good thriller.”