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Holes

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 485,932 Ratings and 17,258 Reviews

Book Description
"If you take a bad boy and make him dig a hole every day in the hot sun, it will turn him into a good boy." Such is the reigning philosophy at Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention facility where there is no lake, and there are no happy campers. In place of what used to be "the largest lake in Texas" is now a dry, flat, sunburned wasteland, pocked with countless identical holes dug by boys improv... More
Book Information
PublisherFarrar Straus & Giroux
BindingHardcover (58 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of Pages240
ISBN-100374332665
ISBN-13978-0374332662
Publication Date09/02/2008
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About Louis Sachar (Author) : Louis Sachar (IPA: [sækɚ], or "Sacker") (born March 20, 1954) is an American author of children's books who is best known for the Sideways Stories From Wayside School book series and the 1998 novel ... more
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12/13/2011 Alyssa Rixe

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9/5/2011 Naomi Hawkins Rowe said: Fantastic Story--both witty and moving.
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6/22/2011 Michaela Kuenster tagged as: Inspired me

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12/9/2009 Amy Learmonth tagged as: I read

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11/24/2009 Cole Rush

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11/17/2009 Belinda Lau said: Great recording for the classroom reading time. Get the CDs to help students listen and read along.
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6/24/2009 julia b tagged as: I recommend, I read

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6/22/2009 Chris Doyle said: What a surprise masterpiece from a notably humorous author!
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4/23/2009 Deborah Copeland tagged as: Inspired me, I read

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3/26/2009 Eileen Page said: My son absolutely loved this book.
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2/1/2009 Natisha LaPierre said: I loved this book. It drew me right in, and I couldn't put it down until I had finished.
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1/30/2009 BG Hoover tagged as: I recommend, I read

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12/23/2008 Ali B said: 35042
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10/25/2008 Angela Mann said: 34203
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10/4/2008 Heather Zydek tagged as: I read

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6/26/2008 Lesa Boutin

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6/11/2008 Valerie Coulman said: Loved this book! I picked it up with no idea what to expect and was so impressed with the whole package. The originally constructed plot is delightfully woven without straying into adult conventions, the characters are uniquely portrayed and the ending is superbly crafted. 5 stars all the way!
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6/6/2008 Shelly Akins said: We all love loser turned hero books.
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5/25/2008 Kristin Walker

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3/14/2008 Tracy Wymer tagged as: I read

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11/30/2007 Christy Evers said: Even better than I expected! I love the way Louis Sachar ties almost every detail, big and small, and laces them all together in the end.
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9/8/2007 elizabeth o. dulemba tagged as: I Read

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8/21/2007 Becky Laney tagged as: challengetitles

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4/6/2007 Little Willow tagged as: I Read, I Read

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