Holes is the 1999 Newbery Medal winner for most distinguished American children's book.
©1998 Louis Sachar; (P)1999 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of Random House Audio Publishing Group
"A brilliant achievement. There is no question, kids will love Holes." (School Library Journal)
"Sachar inserts humor that gives the suspense steep edges; the tone is as full of surprises as the plot." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Beyer's buoyant, boyish manner ensures that Sachar's witty novel, winner of both the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award, makes a smooth transition to audio." (Publishers Weekly)
This is a fairy tale complete with a family curse, buried treasure and evil villains. And like all good fairy tales it has something true to say about courage, friendship, and love.
I loved this book.I love the twist at the end of the story,where the great-great-grandson of Elya Yelnats carried the great-great-grandson of madam Zeroni. I thought the narrator did a fantastic job with expression.
At the beginning may not sound so interesting but give it a chance. I was glue to the headphones. It made my workout a lot more interesting.
The unexpected ending
the book comes alive
not at the first glance, but after chapter #4 I was hooked
There are so many important issues raised in this story, and yet the author avoids preachiness or moralizing. It's no wonder this book has won awards.
The narrator perfectly captures the slacker voice, bringing Stanley and the other boys to life. This is marvelous.
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