In his first major novel since Holes, critically acclaimed novelist Louis Sachar uses his signature wit combined with a unique blend of adventure and deeply felt characters to explore issues of race, the nature of celebrity, the invisible connections that determine a person's life, and what it takes to stay on course. Doing the right thing is never a wrong choice, but a small step in the right direction.
©2006 Louis Sachar; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." (The New York Times)
"A dazzling blend of social commentary, tall tale, and magic realism." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
You can always count on Sacher for the best and most imaginative childrens books. This sequel to Holes (though maybe just a smidgen less wonderful) does not disappoint.
Don't expect as wonderful a story as "Holes" from this story about one of its characters. "Holes" to me was a perfect novel. It was well written, had two main stories in one, it had many mysteries, it was exciting, it had characters you grow to love, and it had a good message (more than one actually). It transported you like a great book should and it kept you coming back for more.
This story about Armpit is slow, not very complex, the characters aren't particularly loveable, and the story is bland. It is a OK read when you have nothing else to hear but it is a let down from an author that could write "Holes".
It was about armpit who tried to fix his way about living after going to Camp Greenlake. I liked the way he tried to fix his way: small steps.
Kaira and her Dad fighting in her room. Kaira dropping the lamp thing to signal Armpit.
Yes, it certanly did.
Armpit's learning to take small steps, but it's not easy doing that when everybody thinks you're bad. Will he suceed,or not?
This story just draws me in. The story has hope, sadness and joy.
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