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#1 Mac

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:05 PM

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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Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:07 PM

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

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:15 PM

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:

#4 Nollaig

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:34 PM

Louis Sachar.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:49 PM

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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Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:49 PM

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

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 06:53 PM

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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Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:12 PM

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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Posted 18 April 2009 - 07:19 PM

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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Posted 19 April 2009 - 07:32 AM

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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Posted 19 April 2009 - 09:02 AM

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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Posted 19 April 2009 - 07:02 PM

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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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:14 AM

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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Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:45 PM

Theres a sequel? Could anyone tell me what the title is?

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:02 PM

It's called Small Steps.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 02:55 PM

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

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 07:21 AM

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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Posted 06 June 2015 - 04:40 AM

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



#19 Nollaig

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 10:19 AM

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



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Posted 10 July 2015 - 11:12 AM

I loved the main character.






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