since i'm a college student , holes is the first english novel i have read . it left deep emotions on me , Holes, by Louis Sachar is not only an enjoyable read but a read that will leave you aching for more. It makes you laugh. It makes you sad. It leaves you on the edge of your seat. It helps us understand a bit more about ourselves and about other people. It teaches us that who we truly are lies deep within us and that friendship can bring it out in you. The book is set in the not completely uninhabited part of a desert known as Camp Greenlake. It is here Stanley Yelnats is sent for something he never did. As Mr. Sir said “Camp Greenlake isn’t a girl scout camp”. It is also here that Stanley meets friends that will stick with him for a long time to come. There is one small drawback to Holes though. The book can be quite monotonous and repetitive up until part two (excluding flashbacks). This does not affect me much because once I read the book I understood why Sachar delayed. This book would fall into the adventure category. I would give it ten out of ten for its originality, seven out of ten for its structure and nine out of ten for its characters. That’s a total of twenty seven out of thirty. I`d recommend this book for children between the ages of eight and fourteen as the book would become quite childish for anybody who was fifteen or older.