Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (US)
About this book:
Stanley Yelna ,like his father and his grandfather,was overweight, often laughed by other kids, and was bullied by a kid even smaller than him. His family’s history is of nothing but bad luck. That day, a kid threw his notebook inside a toilet, and when he walked the way back home with his sopping wet notebook, a pair of stolen sneakers fell out of the sky. Since his father was doing an experiment for recycling old sneakers, Stanley ran all the way back home, thinking the sneakers would help his father. But then, his luck ran out again, and the police caught him and accused him of stealing the sneakers. Stanley was innocent, of course, and he was sent to Camp Green Lake, a place where they say is to train bad boys to good.
When Stanley found something interesting, the other boys showed it to the Warden and she liked it. Then Stanley found out the truth, the Camp wasn’t to train bad boys, the truth was that the Warden was looking for something. Stanley and his new found friend, Zero, got first time lucky, and found something that their family would never blame their great-great-grandfat her ever again.
This story is absolutely interesting, and will keep the reader absorbed in this story. It is full of exciting adventures, following each after another.
My favourite character in the is Zero. He is a boy with a great character. He is not afraid of suffering. He is brave. He is a boy who doesn’t like to talk but can be very well when he does.
Holes is sweet and charming, but it is also dark and scary The warden was scary, for example, mixes rattlesnake venom in her fingernail polish and threatens to scratch Stanley. I wanted Holes to be fun and adventurous.
Sometimes when I start reading, people aren't quite sure if this is a humorous book or not, and they're not sure whether to laugh at first, and then gradually, people start laughing....