Monday, June 29, 2009

Children's Book in a Film: Holes

Book: Holes by Louis Sachar

Citation: Sachar, L. (2000). Holes. New York: Scholastic, Inc.


1. What did you like or dislike about the book?

I liked the book because it contained a combination of stories; there were three stories built into one story. This would engage any reader or any age. The story also contained unbelievable and ironic events that would appeal to readers. Of course, I also like that the story has a happy ending.

2. What in your life may have influenced your reaction or response to this book?

The story is just so interesting and the author creatively weaves the past and present into the story, making an entertaining story that is unlike any other that I have read. There is no specific event in my life that influenced my reaction to the book.

3. How would you compare this book to another book or books, or book or books by same author?

This book could be compared to the Wayside School stories also written by Louis Sachar. These stories also contained unbelievable events that readers would find entertaining. This book could also be compared to another book by Sachar called There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom. Holes is comparable because it also has a lesson to the story—we control our own fate.

4. What new thing (information or insight) did you learn about children's literature in reading this book?

I learned that even though a book is considered a children’s book or young adult book, there is still something that may appeal to adult readers. I found this book to be very entertaining and hard to put down, even though it may be a “lower” level book than what I would normally read.

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