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Holes by Louis Sachar

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Hi there. Just wanted to see if anyone has read Holes and, if they have, what they thought of it.

 

A bunch of kids I was teaching were reading and raving about it, I was curious and picked it up. Couldn't put it down. Fast paced, witty, with endearing characters, I thought it was a cracking good book.

 

Funnily enough, I watched the film shortly afterwards and really enjoyed that too. It stars an even younger Shia LeBouef whom I had never seen before and thought, 'Blimey, this guys going to have a brilliant career!'

 

Transformers, anyone? You might have to switch the brain off, but, by God, it's a blinder of a good, fun action movie!

 

I digress. I'll stop here.

 

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Could you tell us who it is by? :lol:

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Dammit, no! I can't remember for toffee, and I had to give the book back to the school I 'borrowed' it from. Wish I knew. Can anyone help? Sorry Roxi. I can be really annoying! :lol:

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Ooo I read this book for a challenge (I did the reading challenge between local schools for three years, we had to stop after three because its our exam time.) I really enjoyed the book, at the start I found it a little dry but when I got into it I found that it was excellent. I would reccomend it to anyone its a very nice read.

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God bless you, Roxi! It was driving me crazy. Have you read it?:lol:

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No, I just googled the name with the actress, and then got the author's name from the wiki article about the movie.

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Yeah, it was a good book. I just loved the main character's name, Stanley Yelnats. I'm a bit sad like that. :lol:

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Yeah, it was a good book. I just loved the main character's name, Stanley Yelnats. I'm a bit sad like that. :lol:

So did I! And the fact that all the male line are called Stanley! I loved the book. :lol:

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I loved this book as well. Has anyone read the follow up, Small Steps? It picks up the story of Armpit and X-Ray two years after leaving Camp Green Lake. Although I enjoyed it, I didn't have the same emotional connection to the story as I did with Holes, and I wondered what anyone else thought?

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I hadn't heard of this follow-up, no. I wonder if I'll enjoy it as much if it doesn't feature Stanley Yelnats? I'll have a look for it, though. :lol:

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I haven't read the follow up but I have read Holes at school and I thought it was brilliant. Looked forward to every lesson whilst we were reading that book. Haven't seen the film either and don't think I would like to either. I hate it when characters in film adaptions don't match the character in my imagination from the book. Thats the same reason I haven't yet seen the Eragon film and although I have the 'film version' of the book (it was a present), I still havent even looked at the pictures in the middle.

 

This goes abit off topic and is more of an essay. Sorry! :lol:

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I listened to an unabridged version of Holes and thoroughly enjoyed it. A modern classic, I think. And definitely not just for children.

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I've seen the film and loved it so I think I will read the book as well! :censored:

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I've not read Holes, but I just read There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by the same author and simply loved it. I think I have to go to the library today to borrow Sachar's other books :D 

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How strange, this will be either my next read or the one after.

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Haven't read anything by him but I've stuck his name on my wishlist!

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I don't usually come into this section but was reading threads about Harry Potter. Then saw this.

NOTHING about this book inspired me to read it, but it was recommended to me by a family member so I gave it a go. I loved it, gave it 5 stars and is an all time favourite. Which shows do not judge a book by its cover. Literally ha!

Also liked the film. Watched it in school.

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NOTHING about this book inspired me to read it, but it was recommended to me by a family member so I gave it a go. I loved it, gave it 5 stars and is an all time favourite. Which shows do not judge a book by its cover. Literally ha!

:D So happy to see a convert! :D 

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