Small Steps (Holes, #2) by Louis SacharTwo years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it’s hard when you have a record, and everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believes in him is Ginny, his 10-year old disabled neighbor. Together, they are learning to take small steps. And he seems to be on the right path, until X-Ray, a buddy from Camp Green Lake, comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme. This leads to a chance encounter with teen pop sensation, Kaira DeLeon, and suddenly his life spins out of control, with only one thing for certain. He’ll never be the same again.
In his first major novel since Holes, critically acclaimed novelist Louis Sachar uses his signature wit combined with a unique blend of adventure and deeply felt characters to explore issues of race, the nature of celebrity, the invisible connections that determine a person’s life, and what it takes to stay on course. Doing the right thing is never a wrong choice – but a small step in the right direction.
Book Review- Small Steps By Louis Sachar
Jan 10, Minutes Young Adult Buy. Jan 10, Minutes Young Adult. The only person who believe in Armpit is Ginny, his ten-year-old disabled neighbor. Together, they are learning to take small steps. Armpit seems to be on the right path until X-Ray, a buddy from Camp Green Lake, comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme. Doing the right thing is never a wrong choice—but always a small step in right direction. A: I tend to write about underdogs.
Small Steps is a novel for young adults by Louis Sachar, first published by Delacorte Books (Dell). It is a spinoff and the sequel to Holes, although the main .
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Louis Sachar's last novel was published eight years ago. It sold several million copies, became a star-laden Hollywood movie and, most importantly, is brilliant. A complex, intelligent novel which has been a massive commercial success, Holes is one of those books that sweeps away your cynicism about the publishing industry. It's also a tough act to follow. In the past few years, Sachar has written the screenplay for the movie of Holes and published a companion guide to the book, complete with tips on digging the perfect hole, but waited until now to write another novel. Small Steps isn't exactly a sequel to Holes, but features two minor characters from the book, Theodore and Rex, aka Armpit and X-Ray; it picks up their stories a couple of years after their escape from the Camp Green Lake Juvenile Correctional Facility. They have both moved to Austin, Texas which is also Sachar's home.