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)
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.
I really enjoyed the book. My students loved the story and we answered questions at the end of every chapter. I love the bookmark feature - makes teaching it a lot easier.
What a great book! All the kids in my family love it and so do I! The narrator is great, and the story is very, very fun.
I never thought I would enjoy this book as much as I have. I have listened to it at least 6 or 7 times now. The story is so amazing. I very much enjoy the narrator. If you have seen the movie you need to get the book.
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