Dig it Up

Holes is one of the first books I read before I saw the movie. I first read the book in my 3rd grade class. Well I mean I read it with the class at least. I even remember that we mailed a letter to the author of the book. He actually responded by telling us that he had a cameo in the movie. Something I probably would have found out eventually, but it was a nice piece of insight.ย Holes is about a youth that gets wrongly convicted for a crime he didn’t commit. So he has two choices, juvy or correctional camp. What makes Holes really interesting is the way it juggles three different timelines. With each one contributing something good to the story. One involving a pig, one involving an outlaw named Kissin’ Kate Barlow, and the main story involving digging holes. This was actually Shia Labeouf’s first starring role. He certainly seemed to have a bright future ahead of him. It’s so good that you might forget it’s a Disney movie. Holes is an underrated treasure that deserves to be dug up.

Stanley Yelnats covered in Yellow Spotted Lizards

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