by Louis Sachar

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Book Information

Publication Date: August 20, 1998

Reading Level: Lexile Measure 660L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level V

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Major Awards: 1999 Newbery Winner

Number of Pages: 233 pages

Approximate Word Count: 71,065 words -- The average reader will spend 4 hours and 44 minutes reading Holes at 250 words per minute.

Audible Book Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins

Book Themes: Fate, Choices, Justice, Transformation, Family, Man and the Natural World

Genre: Adventure

Setting: Camp Green Lake, 1800's and Present Day; Nineteenth-Century Latvia

Important Quote:
If only, if only," the woodpecker sighs,
"The bark on the tree was as soft as the skies."
While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely,
Crying to the moo-oo-oon,
"If only, If only.

First Line: There is no lake at Camp Green Lake.

Point of View: Primarily Third Person (Limited Omniscient), Some Third Person (Omniscient), A Little Second Person

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