Holes Author:Louis Sachar When Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake detention centre for a crime he did not commit, life becomes much more of a challenge. First of all, he has to dig a hole a day - as deep as a man - in the baking Texas heat, looking for who knows what. Then, he has to avoid the cruel Mr Sir and the menacing warden. Will Stanley survive in this hos... more »tile environment? This is a wonderful, heartwarming, funny and life-affirming novel that is both genuinely original and brilliantly written.« less
This is a great story for kids (ages 9-15ish), but even the adults may enjoy it!
It especially appeals to people who don't like to read long stories. The chapters are short, the plot moves swiftly, yet it is still a sophisticated story with plot twists, and a surprising ending.
This book was written so that older children/young adults could read and understand it with no problems. As an adult, please don't be misled into thinking it'll be 'beneath you' to read this wonderful book, or you'll miss out on a really good read!