Holes by Louis Sachar

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.5 Llamas


So, I have been trying to find more books for boys to put up on my website. But unfortunately, there are like NO BOOKS FOR BOYS!!!!!! I could point out a MILLION books for girls, but BOYS????? NO!!!! Nothing but sport books, what is with that!?!?!?! But I did find a few… Hopefully…

This book is about these kids in the desert digging holes. “Hhahahaha!” It already sounds good! Anyways, they are at this detection center, and there punishment is digging holes… Weird?… But it gets better!!! There is a treasure hunt, and some awesome backstories to explain everything! (Including the lizards) I don’t want to explain to much BUT!… There. Are. HOLES!!!! “Du, du duuuuuuuu!”

Over all, this book was sooo cool, and I totally suggest it!!!! It is also a movie. That I have never seen. So I don’t know if it’s good or not… I guess you can find out for me! I hope this review was helpful! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • Very funny
  • A good book for boys both young and old


  • Some people get shot…or bitten by lizards.

Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.

It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.

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