Holes | Study Guide

Louis Sachar

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Louis Sachar

Year Published



Children's Book


Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

Perspective and Narrator

Holes has a third-person omniscient narrator. The narrator reveals a great deal about the world of the story, including many details unknown to the characters.


Holes uses the past tense.

About the Title

Holes takes place in a juvenile detention camp where convicts are forced to dig deep holes in a hot, dry lake bed every day. Throughout the story, holes are metaphorically associated with being stuck in a bad situation.


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