Books for Kids to Read – Holes – BigKidSmallCity Book Reviews

This is Felicia!   My girls and I love exploring Houston and we love to read.

This week we are reviewing Holes by Louis Sachar!

Aylen (age 7) tore this book apart in one sitting.  (Granted, we were driving back from Minnesota and she had no other choice but to sit and read.)  She loved Stanley Yelnats, the kid with the palindrome name whose family is under a horrible curse.

This curse began five generations before him when his great-great grandfather fails to fulfill his end of a bargain with a gypsy and has haunted the Yelnats family ever since. Because of this curse, his family stands to be evicted and Stanley is unjustly convicted of theft and sent to a horrific detention camp, Camp Green Lake, whose motto is, “If you take a bad boy and make him dig a hole every day in the hot sun, it will turn him into a good boy.”

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