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Stanley Yelnats was given a choice. The judge said, “You may go to jail, or you may go to Camp Green Lake.” Stanley was from a poor family. He had never been to camp before.

The winner of countless awards, Holes is a truly remarkable tale of fate, resilience and survival. Stanley Yelnats’s family has always had bad luck; the fault of a gypsy curse put on his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather. So when he’s found guilty of a crime he didn’t commit and sent to a boot camp in the sweltering desert, Stanley isn’t surprised. The evil warden of the camp (in poisoned red nail polish and prowling snake-skin boots), claims that digging a hole each day is the way to turn a bad boy into a good boy. Every day, Stanley must toil in the blazing sun and dig his own hole. But is that all there is to it – or must Stanley dig up the truth?

A marvellous work of magic realism which blends past and future, myth and reality into one shimmering mirage-like plot, Holes is a genuinely unique book to which even the most reluctant readers are drawn. Written in a fresh, surreal voice and set amid a boiling desert landscape, this poignant, cinematic work is impossible to forget.

Also available: Read and Respond activities to accompany Holes.

Product Details






Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Date published

September 3rd, 2007

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.6; Middle years; 7.0 points

Other details

  • 240 pages



UK edition


Louis Sachar

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  1. Anon
    on 8 January 2015


    Terrible plot line

    1 out of 5
  2. Aysha
    on 14 January 2014

    My review on holes

    I thought this book was great I have read it at school as a class reader I have always wanted my own copy of the book and i have found one hear. Know we are reading the follow up book small steps, to be honest holes was way better. I have also read a few other books of louis sacher and this one is the best one yet.

    5 out of 5
  3. jvjvkvkl
    on 22 November 2010



  4. shannon gilbet
    on 2 October 2010

    one nil

    To hannah one nil is a verry good book Iv red it you should read it LOVE FROM SHANNON

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What kids think

  1. Kristi12
    on 5 March 2021

    It was really good and the twists were amazing I also loved the way it connected to the past and it was just a very enjoyable book!

    5 out of 5
  2. AsparagusCake
    on 12 January 2021

    I loved this book! The snake nail polish is kinda freaky, but I love how it tells the story.

    5 out of 5
  3. thebook712
    on 2 May 2020

    not for me

  4. Sally0408
    on 11 January 2020

    I am quite scared of the warden‘s snake poison nail polish.This is a interesting book.

    4 out of 5
  5. ilovedogsandpuppys
    on 24 February 2019

    I love this book 💘 I like mr pendancekey but the warden is super mean Mayra menkey is quite unfair to girls though Her dad would sell her for a fat pig?! As that gypsy laidy would say PTUE

    5 out of 5
  6. rockie
    on 5 April 2018

    This book is awesome! The plot makes your brain whirr and think! I would recommend this to anyone 10+ !

    5 out of 5
  7. curly123
    on 23 March 2018

    i am reading this with my class it really good and i watched the film when i came home from school this evening

    5 out of 5
  8. mair1m
    on 31 March 2017

    I didn’t really enjoy reading this book and I found some parts quite boring. My favourite character was the Warden. I watched the movie and I found that a lot more interesting and I could actually follow the plot line.

    2 out of 5
  9. FluffyUnicorn10
    on 22 March 2017

    We are reading this book at school and it is awesome I love it so far. I definitely recommend it.

    5 out of 5
  10. Brambs4life
    on 26 December 2016

    This book was boring and rubbish as it it about A boy digging a hole every day and I would not recommend this book

    1 out of 5
  11. Erin2005
    on 17 November 2016

    it was great¬!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 5
  12. Dogs26
    on 12 August 2016

    I found this book rather weird and confusing although it does have a good backstory

    2 out of 5
  13. XoFizzyoX
    on 17 July 2016

    It was okay and times the book got quite dull but all books have them moments I guess…

    3 out of 5
  14. cbbear01359
    on 26 June 2016

    this book was amazing a very good book to read in class.

    5 out of 5
  15. zoestar123
    on 13 June 2016

    it is a great book and I think a lot more people should read it 2

    5 out of 5
  16. pipusername
    on 2 June 2016

    My sister says it’s good so I am trying to find it I am going to put four stars from my sister

  17. Selinda769
    on 7 April 2016

    My brother said this was a really good book and so did a bunch of other people. For me it wasn’t AS great but it was alright and I didn’t understand a few parts but some I did. I would aim this at 11 and up.

    4 out of 5
  18. Caramella
    on 6 February 2016

    An amazing book, truly captures your heart. With a deep meaning, only one of Sachar’s works of art.

    4 out of 5
  19. katniplovesbooks
    on 20 November 2015

    It was fun and gave suspence and fear! It was a good book that i woukd recomend.

    5 out of 5
  20. cuteninja
    on 21 October 2015

    it is the best book but its alittle dojy

    5 out of 5
  21. Best-Mero
    on 14 July 2015

    In my opinion i believe that this is a really gripping and twisting book that once you pick up you cant put it down!

    5 out of 5
  22. tigerlover21
    on 13 June 2015

    This book is one of the best books I have read!

    The only bad thing about it, is that it doesn’t make me ask questions much.

    4 out of 5
  23. TURQ0153
    on 2 April 2015

    Holes is a relatively okay book its kinda predictable but it has a lovely ending. I would recommend this to someone since their might thing of it differently

    3 out of 5
  24. BookAddict20
    on 28 March 2015

    This book is a amazing book its very interesting and it’s one of those books that you don’t want to put down

    5 out of 5
  25. lolly1232100
    on 2 March 2015

    this book was okay….. just a bit predictable but i liked the fact stanley and zero were connected more than they think…

    3 out of 5
  26. Iloveanimals-77
    on 2 March 2015

    Doing this for school seemed a real bore.. but I love it!!! firstly it is an unusual style yet it works it is amazing how so many linked story lines fit together. It is also a book that leaves the reader guessing.. nothing is what it seemed!! I am 12 and love this book so does my 10- year-old brother- and my mum!!!! if you are age nine to adult you won’t be able to put it down.. believe me!!!

    5 out of 5
  27. insanedude465
    on 1 March 2015

    it has a very happy ending but not for miss walker aka the warden cos she had to sell her land because despratley needed money also the land had been in the family for generations lol :) and the warden shame on her .

    5 out of 5
  28. MegaMila
    on 28 February 2015

    I think that it is a great book for people to read but I don’t think that you should follow Zero’s example by going away from home with no water. NOT a good idea to follow.

    For experienced readers read it on your own and people that are not too great at reading I think you should get Mum or Dad too read it too you because you should read it. It is awesome!

    Out of 10 I would give it * ** (9). Still quit a good book well if you put it on a scale it would go of the scale it is so good!

    So I advice you to read it seeing that it is that good!

  29. saffystar99
    on 25 December 2014

    This book was really good and I’d recommend it!

    3 out of 5
  30. georgiemdws
    on 16 November 2014

    It is an amazing book! there is always something happening in it! You never know what is going to happen. They all live very tough lives digging holes from 4:30am!

    5 out of 5
  31. monsterNOX
    on 15 November 2014

    This was a brilliant book about a boy who is very unlucky

    5 out of 5
  32. virtualveerani
    on 8 November 2014

    I have read this book for about more than 6 times. This book has LOTS of twists! i recommend everyone to read this!

    5 out of 5
  33. bookgeek914
    on 27 October 2014

    I love this book because it very different than other books.The plot is so amazing because who would think that the the family curse would be gone because of Hector and Stanley

    2 out of 5
  34. wizzle04
    on 5 October 2014

    this is a strange book but I really enjoyed reading it !!

    4 out of 5
  35. alishaa
    on 2 October 2014

    This book is realy good becuase it tells you all about wthat happends and [werre it wasinay 1

  36. sasspa
    on 27 August 2014

    I really enjoyed reading holes and i feel sorry for two of the characters but in the end i am glad of what happened.

    5 out of 5
  37. ILoveCupcakes123
    on 13 August 2014

    I think that this book is brilliant but you have to be quite a mature reader to understand all the twists and shocks. The story is very cleverly-written and everything links together perfectly and a lot of thought has been put into it. I read this at school. Loved it!

    5 out of 5
  38. Flowerburst
    on 8 July 2014

    Its AMAZING!

    5 out of 5
  39. Strawberry33
    on 4 July 2014

    I really loved this book, and I liked the way Stanley’s last name was just his name spelled backwards!

    5 out of 5
  40. Purple-Royalty
    on 17 June 2014

    i have both read this and watched and i also read another film by Louis sachar ‘there’s a boy in the girls bathroom @ which is good and i think that he is really good novelist

  41. jairaj09
    on 23 May 2014

    so boring one of the worst books ever and it is the worst film you would ever watch

    1 out of 5
  42. fwbookclub
    on 6 May 2014

    I am in year 6 and run a book club. I read this to the children in 1/2 and they loved it!!!!!

    5 out of 5
  43. safa49
    on 12 April 2014

    its about this boy called Stanley yelnats and his great grandfather was cursed the was bad luck! however its a book 2 read its very exciting

    4 out of 5
  44. GlitzKamz
    on 2 April 2014

    Definitely a good book, really enjoyed reading it!

    4 out of 5
  45. booklover62
    on 18 March 2014

    i love it

  46. crazykitty
    on 9 March 2014

    Really good I would definitely recommend this book

  47. loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    best book in the world

    5 out of 5
  48. Book-Lover1234
    on 9 March 2014

    It was a very exciting read which I enjoyed.

  49. Roodieroo
    on 9 March 2014

    It’s. Good

  50. sa3o0ody
    on 9 March 2014

    the cover doesn’t look really good

  51. Potterfan7
    on 9 March 2014


  52. Cheerforevers
    on 9 March 2014

    I love this, Especially the yellow spotted lizard.

  53. Rumaitha12
    on 9 March 2014

    Tis is a good book as well as film

  54. eoghan12205
    on 8 March 2014

    This a amazing book. Once you open the 1st page you cant stop reading this. Stanley Yelnets is fro ma poor family and he has a thing going for bad luck. Thats how he was sent to camp green lake he was in the wrong place in the wrong time. He meets Zero where together they have an adventure in the desert. I would recommend all people from 10 year upwards to read this and I would give this book 5 stars.

    1 out of 5
  55. zippy123
    on 8 March 2014

    fantastic book! The film is very good to.

  56. Lovely1010
    on 8 March 2014

    Really interesting don’t want to let go!

    5 out of 5
  57. Leahka99
    on 8 March 2014

    It’s great not that good sorry

    5 out of 5
  58. abi1234580
    on 8 March 2014

    i’ve seen the movie so I want to see if there is anything different to the movie

  59. stormfly
    on 8 March 2014

    This book is a book that makes someone think of all the bad things they have done and the consequences they get.

    4 out of 5
  60. Bookwizard99
    on 8 March 2014

    It is exciting

    4 out of 5
  61. AngelofDeath
    on 8 March 2014

    Amazing book simply loved reading it

  62. alibaba4
    on 7 March 2014

    A book full of spirit

    4 out of 5
  63. Eymane143
    on 7 March 2014

    I would give this book 9/10 and strongly recommend it for anyone who’s looking for something a little different. It’s full of adventure and questions and had me up reading for most of the night, desperate to find out what happens. So please, please read this book!

    4 out of 5
  64. sealsammy
    on 7 March 2014

    this is a great book

    5 out of 5
  65. aapatel
    on 6 March 2014

    fantastic! i loove it seen the fil as well but prefer the book

  66. bookaholic202
    on 6 March 2014

    This is one of the best books ever!!! I love how there are so many layers to the story.

  67. xoxturtlecheesexox
    on 6 March 2014

    I didn’t think I would like it but it was very good

    4 out of 5
  68. ElsieJW
    on 6 March 2014

    I really enjoyed reading this book. I also enjoyed the film but the book is better as there is more description.

    5 out of 5
  69. Catherine0703
    on 6 March 2014

    Stanley gets in trouble for something he didn’t do and gets sent to a detention camp. Is the detention camp loads of different things happen to him.

  70. Oman-bookworm
    on 6 March 2014

    Scary, moving and full of twists and turns like a roller coaster. I love it because it is easy to read over and over again.

    5 out of 5
  71. books2000
    on 6 March 2014

    its good

  72. gethinjon12
    on 5 March 2014

    in my opinion this book is a great book to read and it is always keeping you in suspense you never know whats going to happen next i read this book in school and i couldn’t put it down i would rate this book a 5 star and would recommend this book to anyone between 7-15 year olds and i loved the film all i can say now is thank you louis sachar for writing this book.

    5 out of 5
  73. heart29
    on 5 March 2014

    This was an absolutely fantastic book, truly recommend it especially for those in secondary school ;-)

    5 out of 5
  74. Spidergirl
    on 5 March 2014

    This book is ok but not for me

    2 out of 5
  75. madistar23
    on 4 March 2014

    This was very captivating. Although I read this book quite a while ago, while I was still in primary, this story is a story I won’t forget. I’m so happy there is a movie for this. It just makes it more popular.

    4 out of 5
  76. pinkxxbibs
    on 4 March 2014

    I loved this book we read it with school so we didn’t miss anything out and I think it’s also a very educational book about all the different species

    4 out of 5
  77. surfinswimmer2014
    on 4 March 2014

    Brilliant book. Sachar captures you from the first word. Funny, yet serious with a great plot. 10 out of 10

    5 out of 5
  78. Celine1
    on 4 March 2014

    I loved this book it’s so interesting and cool and whenever I started reading I couldn’t stop so I thought it was a great book and sometimes it made me giggle a bit

  79. cpugh5345
    on 4 March 2014

    i thought this was an amazing book. full of detail and i could place myself in the book as one of the characters.

    5 out of 5
  80. Banditze
    on 4 March 2014

    This book is amazing! You go through all the emotions whilst reading it! I would definitely recommend it!

    4 out of 5
  81. Helen511
    on 4 March 2014

    great good well….........amazing funny and i recommened [if i spelt that right

    3 out of 5
  82. justbecauseimnerdy
    on 4 March 2014

    Beautiful, brilliant, captivating, funny, this book will teach you morals without you realising it and also has some beautiful metaphors. Suitable for all ages – I first read it when I was quite little but I would recommend to anyone who can read!

    5 out of 5
  83. wobblybob
    on 19 February 2014

    Great book Highly recommend, Louis Sachar’s one of my favourite authors!

    5 out of 5
  84. sashasummer
    on 19 February 2014

    One of the best books i have read in a long time. With a gripping plot and story this book will guarantee give you 2 hours of extraordinary pleasure, no wonder they made a movie on it!

  85. masud16
    on 19 February 2014

    cool book

    4 out of 5
  86. missepic101
    on 23 January 2014

    This book is not for me , but it is still an amazing book because most of my freinds love it.

    2 out of 5
  87. friends-rock123
    on 9 January 2014

    i loved it as it had a lot of suspence and was well written i give it 5*

    5 out of 5
  88. hawk12
    on 8 January 2014

    a good book

  89. violet1466
    on 12 December 2013

    I loved the book as it was very mystical. I also liked how the author made Stanley Yelnats’ name a palindrome.

    5 out of 5
  90. sophiepusskiss
    on 2 December 2013

    It was amazing.

    5 out of 5
  91. miriameve
    on 1 December 2013

    HOLES by Louis Sachar This book has a deep meaning and always has hidden suprises, page after page.

    It all starts when Stanley Yelnats (read Yelnats backwards!) is misunderstood and is taken away to a camp for juvenile criminals. Camp Green lakes isn’t very green and Stanley can’t see any lakes. But why does he have to dig holes – 3ft wide and 3ft deep? It doesn’t seem to make him a ‘better person’. And why is Zero so mysterious? You have to read the book to find out!

    This book is a perfect mix of laughs and serious text ; it kept me entertained all the way through! I would recommend it to both boys and girls age 9 – 13 and say that it was a well spent £5!

    5 out of 5
  92. readpenguinlove
    on 19 November 2013

    its a lovely book my favoroite part is stanly must toil in the blazing sun

    4 out of 5
  93. Swiftie-Loves-Cookies
    on 16 November 2013

    I read this at school in Year 8 and thought it was a good book. I really enjoyed the links between characters and the back story to Camp Green Lake. The movie was good too, but I think Stanley should have been played by someone larger to fit with the character description from the book.

    5 out of 5
  94. pumpkin51
    on 10 November 2013

    Best book flash backs and all I wish we could just read the book all day in school

  95. KiaraAngel28
    on 3 November 2013

    This book was amazing! My teacher read it to us in class and we also watched the movie! I loved it!

    5 out of 5
  96. Mohsen1010
    on 20 October 2013

    Great book. Captivating and funny. I would recommend this book to anyone. In my opinion this book will make everyone engrossed in it; you simply can’t put it down! A lot better than the movie.

    5 out of 5
  97. animanga5
    on 2 October 2013

    This book is AWESOME!!!

    4 out of 5
  98. 1flappy1
    on 28 August 2013

    Loved it so much awesome read it in class

    5 out of 5
  99. katiebookworm
    on 27 August 2013

    Absolutely amazing! This book is one of the best I’ve read in ages. Not to mention the film…

    5 out of 5
  100. harry8
    on 25 August 2013

    this book is amazing i have read it as a class novel… IT WAS INCREDIBLE therefore i enjoyed reading it :)

  101. libbyloo11
    on 23 July 2013

    5 stars – brill!

    5 out of 5
  102. Crinkle6789
    on 1 July 2013

    It’s really good when you get into it and everything works with each other. When my teacher showed us it I wasn’t interested but read it cause it is good

    4 out of 5
  103. sabrina786
    on 27 June 2013

    it was interesting i loved how the author kept the title

    3 out of 5
  104. tutu2
    on 22 June 2013

    Hey read dis book in class n I loved it

    5 out of 5
  105. pearlpixie5
    on 20 June 2013

    I watched the holes movie but I hvent read the book reviewing the movie I thought it was okay

    3 out of 5
  106. jackyfan1
    on 7 June 2013

    my class read that book its totally awesome

  107. Olivepip
    on 4 June 2013

    A fun and exiting book for the whole family to read. It’s heartstopping flash backs create the craving to read on. A book everyone should read. Definately.

    5 out of 5
  108. Poppie164
    on 21 May 2013

    This Book is Excellent and my teacher read it to us in class! :)

  109. izziewizard
    on 19 May 2013


    4 out of 5
  110. PrimroseEverdeen12
    on 16 May 2013

    AMAZING.love this book,teacher reads it as class reader.

    5 out of 5
  111. ashawasha
    on 1 May 2013

    really good! iv’e read it and watched it

    3 out of 5
  112. Smiya786
    on 20 April 2013


    5 out of 5
  113. BBbookworm1234
    on 31 March 2013

    this book is so cool one of my faves

    5 out of 5
  114. jazzmataz33
    on 19 March 2013

    Its good and teaches u good words and different ways to write better.

    4 out of 5
  115. supercoolcharm
    on 8 March 2013

    his book is awesome i started reading it in January and couldn’t stop reading (compared to the twilight saga).it relates to me a lot as i am a guide and stanley camp is completely different to my camp but we still have a bossy leaders.Its frustrating how stanley gets sent to camp green lake for stealing a pair of trainers when it actually it turns out to be someone close ( i wont give the story away).overall i think its an emotional story and whoever made this story put a lot of time and effort into it and it has an original plot. i love it.

  116. lucysuperdream
    on 8 March 2013

    not sure if i should read this

    4 out of 5
  117. crazychoc
    on 8 March 2013

    This book is slightly weird and dragged on a bit. I would only recommend this book to over 10 year olds as it’s quite hard to follow with the flashbacks and whatnot.

    3 out of 5
  118. queenie13
    on 8 March 2013

    this book is AMAZING!!! it ties up all the nots! i love it alot!!!!

  119. Helloioioi
    on 8 March 2013

    this is the best book in the whole world.

  120. Romaisa
    on 7 March 2013

    I give this book 5 stars because,once you’ve started reading it it’s hard to put it down.if you like books about adventure then you should read this book.

  121. lap312i
    on 7 March 2013

    not really interesting

  122. xxChocolateBoxGirlxx
    on 7 March 2013

    Amazing,the perfect read

  123. Emily1011
    on 6 March 2013

    his book is awesome i started reading it in January and couldn’t stop reading (compared to the twilight saga).it relates to me a lot as i am a guide and stanley camp is completely different to my camp but we still have a bossy leaders.Its frustrating how stanley gets sent to camp green lake for stealing a pair of trainers when it actually it turns out to be someone close ( i wont give the story away).overall i think its an emotional story and whoever made this story put a lot of time and effort into it and it has an original plot.

    5 out of 5
  124. rahul2313
    on 6 March 2013

    not really my type of book

  125. aminyourstar
    on 6 March 2013

    I really liked this book it was absolutely fantastic. one of the best books in the world I can say it is some time a tiwst but i still love it.

    5 out of 5
  126. kooey
    on 5 March 2013

    This book is amazing and really draws you in!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5
  127. inge22
    on 5 March 2013

    Read it and then found out we are reading it at the end of this year in school! Brilliant, reccommended to all my friends!

    5 out of 5
  128. Sherlock25
    on 5 March 2013

    I think this is a good book, however, i don’t think its really a girls book, so i recommend it to boys

  129. powerpush22
    on 5 March 2013

    This was a interesting book and the story line is very original.

  130. Paradise56
    on 5 March 2013

    my teacher read this book to us its a very interesting book

  131. Too-Amazayn
    on 5 March 2013

    I really liked it, and how even though things were looking tough they stuck together and got their Happily ever after in the end :)

    4 out of 5
  132. A4WideRuledRefillPad
    on 4 March 2013

    This book is like nothing I have read before, the storyline is original, and although looking back not much happens it is very gripping. I recommend giving this a go but I doubt it will be for everyone.

    5 out of 5
  133. Nashdasher
    on 4 March 2013

    I read this with school I enjoyed it and found it quite descripted

    4 out of 5
  134. samcharlie123
    on 4 March 2013

    This is a great book! I loved the plot, and I thought it was a really gripping read. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put the book down!

    5 out of 5
  135. samiyah121
    on 4 March 2013

    I think this book was totally amazing! I could read over and over again without feeling bored. It was a really exciting adventure and as I was reading it felt like I was actually there! I would recommend this book to all my friends and family!

    5 out of 5
  136. ellis8
    on 4 March 2013

    reading it in school it actually takes you to texas.

  137. natashakrywald
    on 4 March 2013

    recomend to everyone who likes reading!

    5 out of 5
  138. tomboy55
    on 4 March 2013

    I think this book was very interesting and had great detail. It was a brilliant read and better every time .

    5 out of 5
  139. Books4life4ever
    on 4 March 2013

    i really enjoyed reading this book. it got me hooked on the first page.

  140. bouncybunny
    on 4 March 2013

    I love stanely iread in school in year 6. I felt so sorry for his granfather when he put a curse on his family ,it was sad when zero chucked sweetfeets trainers over the bridge and hit stanely

  141. Dandy15
    on 4 March 2013

    I don’t like this book as it is very random and not linking!!

    1 out of 5
  142. catlover96
    on 4 March 2013

    I liked this book. The plot is really fascinating and exciting. The characters are great. I recommend it!

    5 out of 5
  143. stupendousteen
    on 4 March 2013

    great book, full of mystery and adventure

    4 out of 5
  144. TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 4 March 2013

    I had to read this in English at school to do a project on it, and it’s a really good, powerful book. 5/5!

  145. crazycodprincess2
    on 4 March 2013

    I liked this book

    4 out of 5
  146. bugzy72
    on 4 March 2013


  147. Magicme11
    on 3 March 2013

    Not the best,not the worst.

  148. princessstarlet
    on 3 March 2013

    it was a great read!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5
  149. natasha55
    on 2 March 2013

    very nice book

    5 out of 5
  150. jenko006
    on 28 February 2013


    1 out of 5
  151. meganbick
    on 27 February 2013

    I read this book in my english class as our chosen project topic it was a great book couldnt put it down.

    3 out of 5
  152. abirnawi20
    on 26 February 2013

    This book makes you feel the same feelings as Stanley Yelnats himself.Louis Sachar has made is pleasure to read leaving clues so when can piece up the puzzle our self

    5 out of 5
  153. Little-Salty
    on 23 February 2013

    I read this book at school with the class and i LOVED it, its AMAZING!

    5 out of 5
  154. lollypop61
    on 23 February 2013

    looks good

  155. worriedmum
    on 23 February 2013

    I did not expect to like this book from the summary on the back – but I found it really facinating – it raised lots of issues – and because Stanley is such a loveable person – you really want to fight his cause. The ending was humerous and funny too.

    I would recommend it. It was our class book in year 7, but good readers aged maybe 8+ would be able to enjoy it too.

    5 out of 5
  156. Zoyaangel
    on 17 February 2013

    love it soo good

    4 out of 5
  157. jazzy80
    on 15 February 2013

    I read this book with my class at school. And we absolutely loved it and so do I! I think at the end how everything came together was awesome! I recommend it for anyone over 8 years old.

  158. Mosleyrose
    on 4 February 2013

    I thought this was a very smart book, with a secondary plot interlinking into the end of the main plot left alot to your imagination. The book kept me interested throughout the entirity, it was a very thrilling book, I loved trying to figure out mysteries in the plot.

  159. scarletcherries
    on 30 January 2013

    this book had a great idea, but there were some boring bits and it had a slow start. if it werent for that, I’d give it 5 stars!

    4 out of 5
  160. Angel78614
    on 23 January 2013

    Holes is a really good book and its interesting i read it in year 6 and i watched the movie too and its just amazing

    5 out of 5
  161. kittycat107
    on 17 January 2013

    i think this book (HOLES)is good because this boy called Stanley yelnats goes on a bus , but it’s not a ordinary bus it is a bus for the norty children , but he did not no that he thought it was a school bus because he had never been to school , so he went on and then the bus went and 1hr later the bus turned up and then he went to the boss called Mr sir who always carried a bag of sunflower seeds after a wile Mr sir gave Stanly a orange set of clothing to put on and his cot even though he was not a baby had to sleep in a cot that smelled like sour milk then like 2 weeks after he met with some other people 1 was called i caveman i’m not sure if it was caveman , but 1 of the children could not read or right and on that day the woman in charge called stanly over because mr sirs seed had gone missing and everyone blamed it on stanly then the woman who is in charged put nail varnish , but it was posiners then she scrached Mr Sir across the face because the woman found out that Mr Sir was lying because they found out that it wasn’t stanly , so then for about 5 weeks Mr Sir pretended to fill his canteen.

    4 out of 5
  162. ZZZZebra
    on 3 January 2013

    We read this book at school and it was really interesting. It has a brilliant story line and is much much better than the flim of it!

    5 out of 5
  163. Cleopatra32
    on 22 December 2012

    This is a great book. It is well planed out and easy to follow. I read it in year 6 as a class book and I thoughly enjoyed it. I never would of read picked it up if it wasn’t for my teacher picking it as a class reader. I would highly recommend this book. : )

    5 out of 5
  164. TaliaB
    on 18 December 2012

    This Book was amazing. I would recommend it to anyone because this book is something that everyone will enjoy. We started reading it in class and when I first saw the cover and the blurb, I thought the book was a bit boring and not for me. But once I got into it, it was really good and I got excited for every english lesson, which is a big thing for me! I won’t say too much about the plot because I don’t want to spoil it for you. But all I will say is that you have to buy it. I think that £6.99 is a great price for such a great book.

    5 out of 5
  165. garthie
    on 10 December 2012

    a great read. Could not put this book down. Sancher is an enrapturing author

    5 out of 5
  166. jessica1975
    on 1 December 2012

    there a little thing that craws into a hole and dies

  167. twiaholic1
    on 30 November 2012

    this book is a funny but believable story with all the wonderful characters to explore.

    thank louis sachar for writing this book it has been a pleasure studying it a my middle school.

    5 out of 5
    on 28 November 2012


    5 out of 5
  169. Lola01
    on 17 November 2012

    Loved it

  170. Meagane
    on 12 November 2012

    This is a really good book. The contrast between the past and present makes the book even more good. The adventure is amazing and the way everything adds up is fab.

    5 out of 5
  171. djgo
    on 9 November 2012

    It’s realy afantrus,fun and cool!

    4 out of 5
  172. sk8er9
    on 3 November 2012

    My teacher is reading this book to our class and so far it is awesome!Stanley and Zero are heading back down the mountain.In my opinion this book is a must read because it`s got everything you need for a great book suspense, surprise,adventure and a adventurous dilemma.

    5 out of 5
  173. blackrose0
    on 28 October 2012

    good book

    5 out of 5
  174. annienicole
    on 27 October 2012

    I loved this book so much I decided to read the sequel, but when I did I wasn’t impressed but it did not make the first one any less good if that makes sense!

    5 out of 5
  175. tazblain
    on 27 October 2012

    Holes was amazing. I especially loved the part when Stanley left to go and get Zero. It had an amazing storyline and as the story progressed, the more I became hooked on the book. It really was a great book and I would recommend it to any older readers because it is for everyone.

    5 out of 5
  176. lucy80
    on 27 October 2012

    spectaculaly,excitingly,briliantly amazing

    5 out of 5
    on 9 October 2012

    It is a great book and I love it

    5 out of 5
  178. amylou215
    on 7 October 2012

    it was absolutely brilliant, the story is so clever because all the little pieces of detail fit together. An amazing story and a great read. Loved it.

    5 out of 5
  179. Dandy1
    on 17 September 2012

    If you are looking for a bit of a “non Linking book” this is for you!! It is quite strange!! Stanley has to go to a camp for bad boys because he apprantly stole clives sneakers. In the camp they have to dig holes… why?? .. Will he escape… you can find out?? It is quite a funny story!!

    4 out of 5
  180. AW1031
    on 9 September 2012

    I loved this book and even though I not much of a reader, I still found it impossible to put it down. This book inspired me to do more reading and ever since I’ve loved all the books that Louis Sachar writes. To sum up this book in the least words possible then I would say that it’s a pageturner and one of the best books that I’ve ever read. I would reccomend this book to everybody that I know.

    5 out of 5
  181. blondie212
    on 1 September 2012

    Probably the best book I have ever read!

  182. alicebanfieldxx
    on 30 August 2012

    amazing book xx

    5 out of 5
  183. obm1
    on 14 July 2012

    it is a great book so good my favourite bit is when stanley and zero climb up a mout in a dessert they find onions and stanlety says to zero eat this when it a onion zero says what is and stanley says its an ice cream sundayt just eat it

    5 out of 5
  184. trebleclef22
    on 28 June 2012

    I thought this book was absolutely amaziing! i have read it numerous times because i so thouroughly enjoyed it. It is about a boy who steals an athletes trainers and gets sent to a camp where all he has to do is work and dig holes in the ground. You’ll have to read more to find out but i would definatly reccomend this book for readers over 10 years old!

    5 out of 5
  185. sackboy789
    on 28 June 2012

    not my usual genre of book, but I enjoyed it all the same. :)

    3 out of 5
  186. RockinRebecca
    on 20 June 2012

    good story but the lizards are kinda creepy

  187. kt111
    on 3 April 2012

    I think this book is graet!!

    5 out of 5
  188. boo11
    on 31 March 2012

    I quite liked it but not something I would read again.

    3 out of 5
  189. mrsstyles1907
    on 31 March 2012

    This is a fantastic adventure book! It takes you back in time to offer more and more little pieces of information and in the end they all fit together to create a generally brilliant plot! It is a great and exciting book and I recommend it for 9+

    5 out of 5
  190. diaryofawimpykid16
    on 29 March 2012

    another group in our reading groupss are reading this it looks good

  191. denada2002
    on 24 March 2012

    i love this book because it is all about treasure and believing in yourself and i think its a fantastic book and everyone should read it!!!!

    5 out of 5
  192. Jasdeep
    on 21 March 2012

    This is a great book with great vocabulary aswell if you havent read this then you definetley should as you will be sucked into a world of stanley yelnats’s life

    5 out of 5
  193. victoria22
    on 7 March 2012

    I think the book ‘Holes’ was very intresting and exciting.It is a page turning adventure.

    5 out of 5
  194. kicky105
    on 6 March 2012

    I loved this – even the main character’s name is funny. It really grips you as when you start reading you have no idea what they are digging for either. Then when they escape you are rooting for them to be safe and to successfully evade their pursuers. A very good book with lots of twists and surprises!

  195. aeroaeromonkey
    on 6 March 2012

    Sooo brilliant

    5 out of 5
  196. roberta31
    on 4 March 2012

    A fascinating book about scorpions


    5 out of 5
  197. chipper7
    on 4 March 2012

    In this compelling tale, you will be forced into a world of so called uncertainty and stupidity, you eyes will be glued to the pages of this book as you follow Stanley Yelnats

  198. nathanfernandes
    on 3 March 2012

    Pretty sad story but generally good

    5 out of 5
  199. nikki657
    on 3 March 2012

    is a must read everybody has read this book because it is amazing and far better than the DVD

    5 out of 5
  200. dashernasher
    on 3 March 2012

    a must read.

    5 out of 5
  201. 2533becky
    on 2 March 2012

    I love it I totally loved this book because it makes you reealize Stanley’s feelings and be happy that you didn’t have such fate.

    on 2 March 2012

    interesting and fun!!!!!!1

    5 out of 5
  203. mutemath4ever
    on 2 March 2012

    Great read and you just can’t put it down. I started reading this one night and i ended up staying up till 3am to finish it. It has an interesting plot and storyline – not like anything i have seen before- and it doesn’t sound that interesting and good from the blurb but i urge you to see through this ! It is a great novel ages 11+

  204. rog2
    on 2 March 2012

    it was amazing especially the part when the rain comes down!

    5 out of 5
  205. MissPrettyReckless
    on 2 March 2012

    If you like books that make you smile, Holes is definitely it. I think Stanley is an amazing character, with his funny characteristics and doings. The plot of the story is very intruiging and many twists are unveiled. I also enjoyed the Disney film adaptation :D

    4 out of 5
  206. Flissy22
    on 1 March 2012

    is a must read everybody has read this book because it is amazing !!

  207. jacquelinewilson4ever
    on 1 March 2012

    I totally loved this book because it makes you reealize Stanley’s feelings and be happy that you didn’t have such fate.

    5 out of 5
  208. moonlight4
    on 1 March 2012

    this was an amazing book i just couldn’t put it down not even for a second

  209. indigobeam
    on 1 March 2012

    Amazing book. It took my breath away – I am a girl, and wouldn’t expect to like this book but it is AMAZING. The author’s choice of vocabulary is perfect, and I GOT GRIPPED!!!!! I loved every minute of it, and found myself awake at night, wanting to finish it – the words came alive on the page and the characters were fabulously written and described. UNMISSABLE!

  210. iluvbooks13
    on 1 March 2012

    its great!!

  211. angelslater
    on 1 March 2012

    this book is really good and i would reccomend to anybody boys or girls even my mum liked it! its about a boy who gets sent to camp instead of jail; and when he is there he makes friends and has a big adventure.

    5 out of 5
  212. ruudy
    on 1 March 2012

    its good

  213. ToxicTiger
    on 1 March 2012

    Holes is a strange powerful tale. I could not put the book down, but yet the story confused me a little! A book not to be missed.

  214. Crea8t
    on 29 February 2012

    It was quite good but sometimes confusing.

    4 out of 5
  215. hamy1710
    on 29 February 2012

    Good and very emotional.

    4 out of 5
  216. bye333
    on 28 February 2012

    i loved this book sooo much ;)

  217. pawprint2
    on 19 February 2012

    I saw the movie and it is so good But I read the book and it was better!!! :)


    5 out of 5
  218. dony8967
    on 15 January 2012

    it was a thrilling book a really enjoyed it!!

    5 out of 5
  219. lbs2000
    on 6 January 2012

    I like the name Stanley Yelnats :)

    5 out of 5
  220. Robbiegrowler
    on 20 December 2011

    It amazing

    5 out of 5
  221. strawberryfairy
    on 9 December 2011


    5 out of 5
  222. Sunshinesmile57
    on 26 November 2011

    Oh my days, I actually LOVE this book! It is sooooooooo good! I could read it over and over again. It’s so poignant and witty- deffo 5 stars. Read it ASAP!

    5 out of 5
  223. tazy9
    on 7 November 2011

    it was good but not as good as other books!

    4 out of 5
  224. Jennyhoney
    on 4 November 2011

    I Love this but it is so amazing and wicked as well as good!

    5 out of 5
  225. Princessforever58
    on 31 October 2011

    This book was a fantastic read. The story line is unique and exciting. I think that the characters all had different personalities, this made the book even better. I could not put it down during class! It’s a must read! Wonderful!

  226. snowy13
    on 28 October 2011

    It is really good and exiciting poor stanley yelnats

  227. flossy1998
    on 26 October 2011

    I watched the Film , it’s about a boy who is sent off to boot-camp then he finds a lot of money and becomes famous. The main character is from ‘Even Stevens’ in the film it’s a good film I love it!

  228. LipstickLover
    on 28 September 2011

    I loved it it just soooo imaginative

    5 out of 5
  229. kenny493
    on 25 September 2011

    i kinda liked the book i mean, it gets boring really quickly but then start getting good again i give it 3 gold stars.

    3 out of 5
  230. 786allmylife
    on 22 September 2011

    I really loved it. It’s proper exciting

    5 out of 5
  231. derricka
    on 21 September 2011

    Absolutely marvellous! I don’t know why, but I felt as if I was Stanley, and I hoped for the best for him. When that didn’t happen, I just had to read further to find out what happened!

    4 out of 5
  232. marshmallowz
    on 20 September 2011

    AMAZING!!!!! just finished reading it in class and my teacher couldnt get me to stop reading because it was so great!!!

    5 out of 5
  233. teddy27
    on 18 September 2011

    Brilliant lovein it so far

    5 out of 5
  234. Ilovebooks99
    on 27 August 2011

    I really did!♥

    5 out of 5
  235. sara11
    on 10 August 2011

    so good everyone will fall in love once youve read the book watch the movie

  236. 54together123
    on 4 August 2011


    5 out of 5
  237. akwmk
    on 1 August 2011

    Weak links make me lose interest, although it does have some good parts!

    3 out of 5
  238. wizardking142
    on 31 July 2011

    In my english lesson I learned it I enjoyed it it was a little scary but it was a very good book.

  239. booksrcul
    on 28 July 2011

    This book is AMAZING! A must have for people who like funny books, mystery books and a twisty story line. I am not saying ANYTHING about Holes! You just have to read it yourself… Oh – there’s also a sequel – but Holes is better than it! Remember… Read the books before the movie!

    5 out of 5
  240. jordanwinner
    on 14 July 2011

    I read it in school and loved it! Don’t like the film much though.

    5 out of 5
  241. welloreader
    on 3 July 2011

    I thought this book was truly amazing. I really felt for stanley at camp greenlake when he had to dig all those holes :( I also like the fact that stanley’s surname is stanley spelt backwards.

    5 out of 5
  242. Bookworld82
    on 2 July 2011

    did u know that stanley yelnats backwards is stanley yelnats

  243. Bookwormadict
    on 1 July 2011

    This book is amazing and it is for explorers and readers who would never say no to an adventure. It is full of love and hatred and adventure, friends and happiness. Join Stanley ‘Caveman’ Yelnats and Hector ‘Zero’ Zeroni for an adventure you will never forget!

    4 out of 5
  244. Kkxlove
    on 26 June 2011

    I love the book and the film I have the film it is brill

    5 out of 5
  245. Cleosly
    on 25 June 2011

    A great book I loved the sad moments as they were written perfectlly Louis really did a gret job if you like this book read small steps

    5 out of 5
  246. superskiboy
    on 15 June 2011

    Holes is a brilliant book about a boy, Stanley, who gets sent to camp. However, when he gets there not all is as it should be. Why are the children digging Holes? What what are they trying to find?!

    5 out of 5
  247. popstar19631961
    on 9 June 2011

    Did you know if yu spell Stanley Yelnats backwards it spells Stanley Yelnats

  248. cooldude5679
    on 26 May 2011

    i have read this book and i found it hard to read at the start but then i just could not put it down. reccomended!!!

    5 out of 5
  249. poppearl
    on 23 May 2011

    I read this book at school with my classmates. The book is OK but not for me. It uses a good range of description and words but maybe for someone that likes ALOT of adventure!!!

    2 out of 5
  250. Monkey21
    on 26 April 2011

    I loved it. Amazing book written by an amazing author.

    5 out of 5
  251. lucy11
    on 9 April 2011

    This book is about a boy named Stanley Lelnats who always seames to be in the wrong place at the wrong time this is because a curse put on all the men in the Yelnats family so they would always have bad luck.One day he was walking home from school and a pair of shoes fell from the sky!!Next thing he knew he was being asked by the police where he found them because they looked exactly like the shoes that we STOLE from the orphanage.He was brought to court and he told the truth but who would believe they fell from the sky?The judge told him he could go to prison or to Camp Green Lake.Obhously he chose the camp but what he didnt know was he was going to have to dig a hole five feet deep and five feet across.During his time at Camp Green Lake he discovers the truth about his pig stealing great great grandfather.:}

    5 out of 5
  252. paddy13
    on 9 March 2011

    i hate this book

    1 out of 5
  253. bookworm597
    on 6 March 2011

    this book is amasing

    5 out of 5
  254. niamh44
    on 5 March 2011

    i want to read this book so much! but you know what they say; DON’T JUGE A BOOK BYE ITS cover

    4 out of 5
  255. Jojinka
    on 5 March 2011

    It was amazing and even though had to analyse it for english 3 times in a row i still love it!!! but the movie wasn’t as good…

    4 out of 5
  256. SillyylliS
    on 3 March 2011

    better than the film but not the best book i’ve read

    4 out of 5
  257. cutekittens
    on 3 March 2011

    love the book! watched the movie as well

  258. tutu4ever
    on 3 March 2011

    The beginning is not straight forward but when you start reading the book, it’s amazing. Also the in the book everything has a history. Some-times you don’t undertsand what’s going on but when it explains it becomes water clear _ I would recommend this book to people who just want to read something good.

    5 out of 5
  259. monkey00
    on 3 March 2011

    My friend has read this and she thought it was going to be boring but found out it was quite cool!

  260. starfish22
    on 3 March 2011

    i love thos book its amazing

  261. Princess-Aysha
    on 3 March 2011

    This book is a mixture of a adventure and mystery and has a different perspective on life.

    5 out of 5
  262. cari0608
    on 3 March 2011

    This was a class read at our school, which I really enjoyed. It took a while to get into it but once you started you couldn’t put it down

  263. funky11
    on 3 March 2011

    okay didnt understand it much

    3 out of 5
  264. elsdon
    on 3 March 2011

    takes a while to get into it

    5 out of 5
  265. Lottie-books
    on 27 February 2011

    This is one of the book’s on my ‘brilliant book’ list. It’s funny, heartbreaking and on-the-edge-of-your-seat book all rolled in one. It’s DEFINITELY a 5 star book.

    5 out of 5
  266. gethi
    on 27 February 2011

    It’s a great book which the writer, louis sachar, has written wonderfully

    5 out of 5
  267. Egghead
    on 14 February 2011

    It takes a while to get into it but gets really exciting!!!

    4 out of 5
  268. Bethany-Miriam
    on 11 February 2011

    i loved this book and it was only recently i discovered there was a film as well which i also loved (: (y)

    4 out of 5
  269. happy98
    on 3 February 2011

    This is book is fantastic!!! Loved the ending!! :)

    5 out of 5
  270. ilovepopcornmmm
    on 2 February 2011

    It was good just not my favourite…

    4 out of 5
  271. bethanyjuneharris
    on 29 January 2011

    I love it, our teacher read it to us in class, really interesting…......................................................... I am reading the Next one which is called Small Steps I would defenatley read this book.

    5 out of 5
  272. Zoe415
    on 22 January 2011

    Love this book

    5 out of 5
  273. stardustbell
    on 16 January 2011

    I saw that this book had only four stars and I was quite shocked. I loved this book to bits and when the movie came out I loved it, (if possible) even more! This book, jump started Shia LaBeouf’s career! And I can understand why! Two teenagers, joined with fate, embark on a journey that changed their entire lives. Without giving too much away, the play on the the main characters name got me hitting my head against the wall!

    5 out of 5
  274. whitecover
    on 15 January 2011

    Holes is a well strucktured book that is so additive, it left my class constenly reading it.It has an equell balance of of flash backs and present time and in the end, all makes sence. It is mixed with exsitement, sadness, funny,realization and gladness. My favourite book yet!

    5 out of 5
  275. Bookworm2011
    on 14 January 2011

    Hi. This book is amazing I just love it. If you have read this you probably know what I’m going on about. I would recomend this book to eceryone.

    5 out of 5
  276. SpymasterX
    on 3 January 2011

    Its a great story! Also, a good plot. Loved it! If you read it over again its just better than you thought it was in the beginning!!!

    I rate it 10/10!

    4 out of 5
  277. jaswinder
    on 19 December 2010


    5 out of 5
  278. strawberryshake999
    on 11 December 2010

    I’ve read this book and I realy enjoyed it and as soon as I put it down I picked it back up again.

  279. pianostar412
    on 2 December 2010

    I loved this book im surprised this book is only rated 4 stars!!! This book is sooooooooooooooooooo exiting I was jumping up and down with joy! M.J.M :)

    5 out of 5
  280. ETphonehome99
    on 22 November 2010

    BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5
  281. davic027
    on 18 November 2010


    4 out of 5
  282. racheldiamond
    on 16 November 2010

    loved it it was moving and exciting and i really enjoyed it!!!!!!!! wish i culd reed it agen!!!!!!!!!!!!

  283. hjt36
    on 13 November 2010

    I’v read better books!!! ;( for 8-11 yrs v age!!!!

    3 out of 5
  284. mariab10
    on 4 November 2010

    In Broadfields school we’ve read this book and even watched the film and we really loved it.

    5 out of 5
  285. vampgirl97xx
    on 3 November 2010

    i studied this boor 7 and it was so exciting i couldnt wait to read more it leaves you on a cliffhanger and you wont put the book down, if you want to read this order it and read the adventure stanley yelnats have because it is very funny aswell as exsploring.

    5 out of 5
  286. IamfromFinland
    on 19 October 2010

    REALLY good book! Read it if you haven´t.

    4 out of 5
  287. megsy11
    on 13 October 2010

    This book is really good. it’s full of adventure and mystery. i luv it!:)

    5 out of 5
  288. sabrina11
    on 30 September 2010

    this book was fab i’m studying it in school.i luv it sooooooooooooo much

  289. Jacquelinefan6991
    on 3 September 2010

    This book is very interesting, it’s full of adventure! Whoever is thinking this is will be a rubbish and boring book, please change your mind because you’ll love it when you’ve started to read the book, you’ll never want to stop reading this once you get to the end! Remember don’t judge a book by it’s cover! xD

    4 out of 5
  290. karisha7337
    on 4 August 2010

    This book is really good.

  291. Eeyore123
    on 7 July 2010

    Holes is an amazing book and will keep you gripped and entertained. I thourghly recomend it.

    4 out of 5
  292. xilovebooks
    on 26 June 2010

    it is a really good i loved it.one of my favourite books!!

    5 out of 5
  293. valentine62442
    on 11 June 2010

    Holes is a brilliant story of a young boy Stanley who goes on an adventure in a desert that he will never forget. It is an amzing read for anyone aged about 10-16. x

    5 out of 5
  294. Hermione2010
    on 16 May 2010

    Holes is a really well written book. It is all about a boy called Stanley who has supposedly commited a crime and is sent to a sort of camp to reform him. He has to dig holes every day. Alongside this side of the tale is the tale of one of his long dead relations and as the story unfolds the two mysteriously link together… I LOVED this book and would suggest it to boys and girls aged 8-15.

  295. BigGuy
    on 11 May 2010


    5 out of 5
  296. xiramx
    on 6 May 2010

    This is so good, I’ve read it twice and watched the movie

  297. monkeysbananas
    on 6 May 2010

    I read this book as a project at school, and at first sight, I thought “Wow, this book looks so boring!” As I started reading this book I realised I was (quite literally) judging a book by its cover! When I was about a quarter into it, I saw that the book was excellent!! It is so well written and is definitely a book which should be read! It is really quite amazing as it is a story about friendship and can show you quite a lot about friendship! READ THIS BOOK!

    4 out of 5
  298. Sparklygirl
    on 2 May 2010

    I read this book and I thought it was great. It is a perfect story about a boy who gets sent to this camp…probably worse than jail. Camp Green Lake. Theres not even a lake! Its barron and dry. It is a breath-taking adventure. I LOVE this book. Louis Sachar put this realistic story together very well. It’s not a true story, though.

    5 out of 5
  299. sophieh812
    on 22 April 2010

    really , really good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5
  300. rosebud1
    on 16 April 2010

    it was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    you must try it!

    5 out of 5
  301. Amileen
    on 31 March 2010

    We were doing an essay at school about this so i only managed to read half of it, its really lever and has alot of coincidences but the movie is great! you could almost feel yourself being pulled into there world…....

    3 out of 5
  302. coolcat38
    on 30 March 2010


    5 out of 5
  303. Dramdan
    on 28 March 2010

    I love this book. I had to read it for school and everyonr should own a copy!

    5 out of 5
  304. rima234
    on 23 March 2010


    5 out of 5
  305. xxisabellatrixx
    on 11 March 2010

    this book failed to captivate my attention the storyline was ok but the style of waiting just wasn’t for me.

    3 out of 5
  306. Loony
    on 6 March 2010

    I like this book because it’s funny and you really don’t know what will happen.My favourite bit was when Stanley runs after Zero (Hector Zeroni) and they arrive back at Camp Green Lake alive and healthy.That’s why I like this book

    5 out of 5
  307. CharlieGiraffe22
    on 19 February 2010

    I am in the process of reading this book, and already I am being sucked right into it, as if I am Stanley Yelnats. It is a really great book, for what I have read anyway!

    5 out of 5
  308. salsal
    on 18 February 2010

    It’s so fun that it made me look like i was part of it! i like the part when the two boys went up the thumb of god and that they went home safely and found a treasure! salma ahmed age,10

    4 out of 5
  309. maisyandlottie
    on 14 February 2010

    This book is very good and makes you feel all different emotions. At the beginning it is quite hard to understand but as you get further into it it all becomes clearer.

    Louis Sachar is a good author and always makes a funny side to hi books. I have read many of them, like ‘There’s a boy in the girls bathroom’ and ‘Sideways stories fro Wayside place.” That has been turned into a TV program.

    I would give this book * (5 stars) as it is very funny but also realistic. I recommend this book to all people who enjoy reading, girl/boy.

    4 out of 5
  310. Callierose1
    on 9 February 2010

    utterly rubbish.probably the most boring book known 2 man. hard 2 tell bcoz small steps is just as bad.

    1 out of 5
  311. pandas101
    on 31 January 2010

    Resently my class read the book and watched the movie. I loved the book. I liked how the book went back in time.

    5 out of 5
  312. hatman
    on 18 January 2010

    very cool! i couldnt stop reading it!

    5 out of 5
  313. Molly8
    on 8 January 2010

    I Have read this book Along Time ago!! i still like it

    3 out of 5
  314. magicial
    on 3 January 2010

    this book is not for me i think its rubbish if i had to give it marks out of 100 it would be 1.

    1 out of 5
  315. LittleWhitePony
    on 21 November 2009

    Holes is great book for older readers. I am 12, and it is one of the best books i have ever read. Without giving to much away, it’s about a boy that is sent to live on a boot camp type thing. All the boys there are forced to dig holes in the hot desert sun all day.

    It is a book about friendship, Fear and sticking together, no matter what.

    I have also seen the film which is eaqually good, and also explains the book more.

    All in all, this book is a must have for all children 10+, any age under that, I would advise the film for if you are desperate to know what it’s about.

    Hope I help.

    Liv <3

    5 out of 5
  316. emmastardust
    on 17 November 2009

    Having read Louis Sacher before, I knew this would be a good book. Little did I know that I would be sucked in to Holes, I felt as if I was Stanley and was suffering with him. I was a brilliant book that kept me hooked till the end!

  317. mareeha
    on 21 October 2009

    THis is a fun book plus its so exciting loved it

  318. nail21
    on 22 September 2009

    the book was okay but a bit boring for me. but all of you holes lovers carry on readig

    2 out of 5
  319. timmim
    on 22 September 2009

    I’m not sure about this book. I started reading it but I stopped because it was long and it went on. It just kept going on about how he got theare and droned onn to much.

    My freind has read this book and he says it is a good book.

    I not so sure!

  320. madrid123
    on 11 September 2009

    is sad story becuase there is people away from there family

    4 out of 5
  321. lizziegem
    on 11 January 2009

    i like it but was not for me

    4 out of 5
  322. Brownies17
    on 8 September 2008

    It was so brilliant, I couldn’t have liked it more.

    5 out of 5
  323. itsme2k8
    on 12 August 2008

    this book is an amazing thriller with surprises around every corner i would definatly read it again. i would relate this took to a jig saw puzzle as all the pieces matched together at the end. and all i can say is that louis sachar is very intelegent to have thought of such good ideas to be put into this book.

    5 out of 5

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