Holes Changer My Reading Perspectiveby Louis Sachar
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I remember like it was yesterday, my cousin and I was riding in the car with my uncle on our way to the movies, extremely excited to see the newest Disney movie, Holes. We had been watching previews and trailers for weeks, and it turned out to be just as good as we had imagined. It ended up being one of my favorite films of all time. I watched it multiple times when it started to come on television. I bought the DVD and then when I was 10 or 11 in the 5th grade I discovered there was a book. I always had problems when it came to reading, and in 5th grade, all the teachers came together and presented to the entire 5th grade class a time during the day called DEAR. DEAR is an acronym that stands for “Drop Everything and Read”. I had problems when it came to reading. Not because it was hard, but because I was lazy.
I was never comfortable reading and now the 5th grade teachers expected me to read during DEAR session. We had to finish the book about a months’ time then have a short quiz on it. I could barely pass the quiz because the entire second half of it would be incorrect because I would not be done with the book. Then one day my teacher, Mr. Johnson stood at the front of the class like he did after every book quiz and said, “ Okay class, our next book will be Holes by Louis Sachar”. I immediately raised my hand and excitedly asked, “Like Holes the movie?” And it was. For the first time, I was ready to read. The story “Holes” was about a young man, Stanley Yelnats whose