Reviewed by JGA (age 9)
I like this story because some of it seems real. There is a variety of people. Some are black, white, tall, short and in between. The unique part of the story is that some things are almost impossible. One impossible action is when Stanley and Zero climb a mountain that has a very steep cliff with a few footholes. The scary part, when Stanley has to go to the warden, made me think that something bad was going to happen.
I think "people/kids" who like a funny mystery would like reading Holes because of all the different characters. I recommend this book to all ages because there is something for eveyone. There is mystery, laughter, some frightful parts, and more. I would also recommend reading the book before you watch the movie. Your imagination will be surprised to see what really happened.