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Louis Sachar's Holes - As good as I expected Louis Sachar's Holes - As good as I expected Holes was an excellent read. I have been a fan of Louis Sachar since I was little. The Wayside School books made me laugh so hard back then. It is encouraging to know that Sachar's wit and knack for creating unique characters and situations has not declined. I saw the movie before I read the book, which was unfortunate because the whole time I was reading I already had the characters pictured in my head. Luckily, the book differs from the movie in a few ways. Sachar forces his characters to deal with many issues that children face, namely not fitting in, obesity, bullying, and racial issues. This could be a recipe for disaster in the hands of a less-skilled author, but Sachar deals with each item in an effective way without ever becoming overly preachy. In fact, this was a major part of what I liked about this book. Sachar's writing style is unique, and I have difficulty describing it with accuracy. Basically, he presents the facts of a situation and then allows the reader to decide how to interpret them. Occasionally he does follow-up with a "guiding sentence," but this
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