The book Holes, by Louis Sachar is a mysterious fiction novel. It is about a boy named Stanley Yelnats who is under a curse. The boys is 14 years old and he comes from a poor family. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and it has been followed by the generations of the Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been sent to a boy’s detention center called Camp Green Lake. Even though it’s called camp green lake it’s nothing like that. It’s neither a green camp nor a lake. The whole place is filled with holes, which the campers have to dig every day for the whole day. The holes have to be five feet deep and five feet wide. Later Stanley notices that the boys aren’t only digging holes for no reason but they are looking for something. Something thing that has been buried in the “lake” for years. Later he makes a friend named Zero whose real name is Hector Zeroni and they go on a very interesting adventure to find the treasure that is hidden in the lake.
I think that this is a great book. The authors writing style was very easy to understand. It was the right level for me. I would prefer this book to my friends or anyone who is the same age as me. It was very interesting. I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. It was very mysterious when they actually found something at the lake. Mirza H.; Teen Reviewer