Holes

Holes

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Description

The iconic multi-million bestselling novel from Louis Sachar. Hilarious, inventive and wonderfully compelling, this is an unmissable modern classic.

WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck, so when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre (which isn't green and doesn't have a lake) he is not surprised. Every day he and the other inmates are told to dig a hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, reporting anything they find. Why? The evil warden claims that it's character building, but this is a lie. It's up to Stanley to dig up the truth.

Witty, inventive and completely unique, this is a masterpiece of storytelling that combines sly humour with irresistible, page-turning writing.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 175g
  • Bloomsbury Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408865238
  • 9781408865231
  • 987

Review Text

'This is a story of friendship with the cleverest of plot twists, and descriptions so vivid you can feel the heat of Stanley's desert prison burning off the page. A total must-read' The Times 'Totally absorbing and beautifully written' The Bookseller
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Review quote

Holes is one of those instant classics that adults, as well as children over eight, will thoroughly enjoy. Sachar has created something quite different from JK Rowling or Philip Pullman, but no less enchanting * Independent on Sunday * If you want a witty, moving read that grabs you and never lets up, look no further than Holes * The Daily Telegraph * Totally absorbing and beautifully written * Bookseller * Forget the fame and glamour of Holes, the movie and the rest. Just remember Camp Green Lake and that story that gave us one of the best books of the last ten years * Books for Keeps *
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About Louis Sachar

Louis Sachar is the author of the award-winning international bestseller Holes, which was made into a film in 2003. All of Louis's books for children have been published in the UK by Bloomsbury. These also include Small Steps, Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, Someday Angeline, and the Marvin Redpost series and Wayside School books. He is the recipient of many of the world's best regarded book prizes, including the National Book Award and the Newbery Medal. Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, daughter and two dogs.
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Rating details

969,497 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 36% (348,304)
4 35% (336,347)
3 22% (212,133)
2 5% (52,964)
1 2% (19,749)
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