Louis Sachar

Book Review: Holes

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Holes

By Louis Sachar

Young Adult

Newbery Medal Winner 1999

I wanted to read this book for a while, because I was very curious about what can be so exciting about a bunch of holes. I noticed many classrooms used this book as the reading curriculum. I flew through this book, since the book kept me wondering about the holes.

Holes is about a boy who is sent to a detention camp and their punishment is digging holes in a land that was once a lake. He grows confidence and discovers who he is at the camp while making friends. There is also a story within a story that takes place around why they are digging these holes. I found it a very enjoyable book. I recommend for ages 10 & up.

This is my first post for the many Newbery Medal winner books, which I plan to read them all.

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