I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book as I knew it was a book aimed at teenagers so wasn’t expecting that much, but I found it really gripping and clever and well thought out and the storyline went in a direction I wasn’t expecting. The book is about a boy called Stanley who is found guilty of a crime he didn’t commit and sent to Camp Greenlake where his punishment is to dig a hole in the desert every day for the term of his sentence. Stanley meets other boys there serving their sentences and all of them are trying to cope with the harsh conditions of their new lives and the harsh rules of the Warden and her staff. It becomes gradually apparent to Stanley, however, that there is a reason beyond character-building and punishment for them to keep digging these holes.

I thought the plot was well thought out and loved the way everything connected together so beautifully at the end of the story. I think this is a remarkable and gripping book for adults as well as children. I was very impressed with the read and think was a great idea for a plot as well as quite an unusual one.



Holes (Paperback)

By (author): Louis Sachar

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