Book Review: Holes

Book Review on Holes by Louis Sachar

By the Masterwriter


In the novel Holes by Louis Sachar, a boy named Stanley Yelnats has terrible luck due to a curse placed on his great- great-grandfather. He is sent to Camp Green Lake which is a juvenile detention camp for a crime he did not commit. Stanley and the other boys at the camp are forced to dig large holes in the dirt every day. Stanley eventually realizes that they are digging these holes because the Warden is searching for something. As Stanley continues to dig holes in the camp, he meets many people. The narrator intertwined three separate stories to reveal why Stanley’s family has a curse and what the Warden is looking for. Once Stanley goes there he realises this is not a good environment for him, but unfortunately he has to stay there. This juvenile prison was not a pleasant place to be in.

This book was originally written in 1998 and since then it has become a popular choice for readers. The novel Holes by Louis Sachar is a very hilarious and great book to read.

Holes is written in third person and uses common language to convey the story. Overall it was an easy and fast paced book to read.

I really enjoyed reading this novel. This is a book that I have read a couple of times because it is one of my favourites and also because it is fast-paced. I felt that narrator did a great job at intertwining three separate stories to have the reader know why Stanley’s family has a curse and what the Warden at his juvenile prison is looking for. I would rate this book a rating of 5/5 because personally I really enjoyed reading this fast-paced and interesting novel. I would recommend this book to everybody! Overall it was a fantastic book!