The Books We Like – Holes by Louis Sachar

Hello! This is Moose and back with more fun – this time book reviews. Each month I will do another review, starting with this brilliant read by Louis Sachar. If you are interested, click on the link below to buy the book.

Name: Holes

Author: Louis Sachar

More About this Book: At the start, Holes introduces lots of characters and side stories, and eventually they all join up. I was already interested once I had read the first sentence- “there is no lake at camp green lake”. I recommend this book for children aged eight to twelve.

Holes is about a boy called Stanley Yelnats whose family is cursed to have bad luck. This bad luck gets him into a juvenile detention centre called Camp Green lake, where he makes friends and enemies. This book also has many flashbacks to make the history of Stanley’s family more clear. I especially like the nicknames Louis Sachar has given the characters, because it reflects their personalities.

There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. There once was a very large lake there, the largest lake in Texas. that was over a hundred years ago. Now it is just a dry, flat wasteland. There used to be a town of Green Lake as well. The town shrivelled up and died along with the lake and the people who lived there. During the summer the daytime temperature hovers around ninety five degrees in the shade. If you can find any shade. There’s not much shade in a big dry lake.

The beginning of Holes by Louis Sachar

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Other Books: Some other brilliant books by Louis Sachar include The Boy Who Lost His Face, Fuzzy Mud, The Cardturner and, for younger kids, The Wayside School series.