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Author: Louis Sachar
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, dig...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440419464
ISBN-10: 0440419468
Publication Date: 3/11/2003
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 85 ratings
Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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AimeeM avatar reviewed Holes on + 124 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
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.
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Helpful Score: 6
A very odd story, yet I kind of enjoyed it. Its for young adults but thats ok.
Lazeeladee avatar reviewed Holes on + 87 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
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!
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Helpful Score: 5
Written for children and teens , but I liked it too!!
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Helpful Score: 4
One of those children's books enjoyed by adults!
"inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment - and redemption."
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BaileysBooks avatar reviewed Holes on + 902 more book reviews
This was such a fun book. Unfortunately, I saw the movie first (something I prefer to do only after I've read the book) so I really wasn't surprised by anything that happened.

With that said, I still enjoyed the book a lot. It is an easy read with interesting characters and a pretty good sense of humor. I can also say that the movie adaptation was pretty spot-on and faithfully captured the spirit and detail of the book, although the book (as always) was better.

This would be a very engaging read for younger readers (boys and girls alike) but it is still grown up enough for adults to enjoy. It would make for great required reading in school, or an easy beach read for adults. Either way, its a win.
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Great book. Ive watched the movie so many times. Its a wonderful story line with many depths and twists. Enjoyable and a great book for any age. I recommend seeing the movie too.
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A boy is sent unjustly to a boy's detention center where he learns the meaning of hard work, friendship and loyalty. It's a book that will keep your interest from start to finish. Happy reading!