Reviewed by Joshua H. (age 11)
I think Holes is a wonderful book because it has tons of steps leading up to the chase, or point. My favorite part is when Stanley and Hector dig up the treasure because the warden says it is hers, but it has Stanley?s name on it! There weren?t any really interesting characters, but when they joined up, it made a pretty strong gang! Stanley is a lot like me because he always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time! (sometimes.)
I recommend this book to patient readers. It is not as long as Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, but it is long enough to test your patience! However, if you really want to read it, you will find lots of excitement and storyline. Louis Sachar should write a sequel, but the first one is good enough for me! There are tons of parts that are full of suspense, violence, sadness, madness, happiness, and much, much, more! Basically, Louis Sachar is trying to entertain you with a delightful children?s book that tells about Stanley Yelnats and his friend. This book really brought out my emotions, and it will do the same for you! I never put this book down, and if you read it you will never put it down!