Holes by Louis Sachar (Adventure in Fiction)

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Holes by Louis Sachar (Adventure in Fiction)

Post by LJimenez_94 » 02 Jul 2019, 22:18

Howdy! Ever wondered what it is like to travel the dirt roads of Texas in a juvenile detention bus to a camp ground in the middle of Texas? What about an abandoned girl scout camp that is used as a camp ground facility? Have you ever thought of swimming in a dried up lake? Or digging holes as a sport to win extra showers and water? In a place filled with history of outlaws, urban legends from an old fortune teller, and a curse; will there be treasures worth millions, found under ground belonging to your camp mate's great-great-great grandfather?

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Post by Kansas City Teacher » 13 Jul 2019, 15:39

This book is a big hit for students every year. Nice, qiuck read with lots of twists and turns...5th-6th grades.

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Post by Laila_Hashem » 18 Jul 2019, 23:39

I found the book very interesting when I read it, and I do agree it would be a big hit for younger students who are in middle school, but its plot is compelling no matter the age group.

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Post by UnicornKnight » 08 Aug 2019, 21:42

I remember reading this book as it was for my brother's book report. It was honestly such an interesting plot, never saw anything like it before. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, even adults who are looking for a quick read.

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Post by earprick » 13 Aug 2019, 13:56

Oh man, I read this in my pre-teen years and reread it recently. It's just as good as I remembered! There's no young adult story quite like it, and I think it's especially relevant today. There's nothing quite like a young adult novel about the often arbitrary imprisonment and exploitation of young adults.

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Post by Imani003 » 20 Aug 2019, 04:54

This book is one of the most forgettable stories I’ve ever read. It tells how he was treated like he had stolen something and went to a camp only to find a big twist will come from his “punishment”. This story is one of my personal favorite and I hope any others that read it enjoy it as well.

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Post by Browneh » Yesterday, 16:46

I remember reading this during my early years at high school! It really got me interested in analysing books in my English class, plus it is a pretty timeless read.

It's an excellent story of redemption and a tale of mystery, I also really enjoy the movie - odd that a movie adaptation actually did a book justice!

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