Small Steps by Louis Sachar: An engaging, amusing and compassionate sequel to Holes

Sachar's novel is a hilarious story about a teenage boy trying to hold down a life and lose a nickname.

When Theodore gets released from detention at Camp Greenlake he sets about taking small steps towards his goals of staying out of trouble, holding down a job and losing the nickname ‘Armpit’. But his steady progress is all thrown into jeopardy when X-Ray, another of the boys from Camp Greenlake reappears in his life.

This sequel to Holes is another enjoyable, hilarious and sympathetic tale of a teenage boy who somehow has to find a way out of a mess that is not entirely of his own making. It includes a diverse cast of characters who are engaging in their own right and the pace and storytelling are excellent.

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