Holes was about a kid called Stanley Yelnats IV who goes to Camp Green Lake, makes a new friend called Zero and, when Zero runs off, Stanley risks his life trying to save him.
The main characters were Stanley and Zero. They belong to Group D, with Armpit, Zigzag, X-ray, Magnet and Squid. Zero can’t read or write, so Stanley teaches him, until the Warden – a red-headed girl with a hot temper – finds out. She cancelled the reading lessons so Zero hits his counsellor, Mr.Pendanski, with a shovel and runs off. Stanley wrecks the water truck going after Zero, finds him and they start going to Big Thumb, a mountain that does actually look like a thumb. They believed there was water there. I cannot tell you all the details, or whether there was water at Big Thumb, because I do not want to ruin the surprise of reading. My favourite character was Kate Barlow, but I don’t know why. Holes also tells you the history of the Yelnats Curse, and how Kate Barlow Became an outlaw.
I think I relate to Zero in a way, because I always have to deal with problems and so does he. I liked the book, especially the history of Kate Barlow. If I could change something, I would make Kate Barlow a rat that has a taste for money and a deadly bite. This book is a good book full of thrills and adventure. Definitely for the novel type.