yes i have read the book holes, and I thought it was great. I really do not like reading at all. I had to tell my reading teacher that. but i really and honestly couldnt put this book down. I an 11 and since I was young I have never had a book do this to me. It was a summer reading project, and I was done in 5 days. thats pretty good for someone who hates to read! THANX!!!