Here's a rundown of what Christian says the book is about:
"Holes is about a boy named Stanley Yelnats--that's Stanley spelled backwards--who got sent away to an army boot camp where he had to dig holes all day. Rumor has it that the warden is looking for something, but no one knows what it is.
"Long ago Stanley's great great grandfather (named Ely Yelnats) made a promise to his friend, Madam Zeroni that he would carry her up a mountaintop and he would sing her a special song. He never fulfilled the promise.
"Stanley winds up keeping the promise by helping Madame Zeroni's great grandson, Zero (Hector Zeroni).
"Eventually, they find what the warden was looking for, but discover that she is really mean and evil."
Here's what Christian liked best about Holes.
"I liked that Stanley was kind, caring, and compassionate. I also liked the fact that both Stanley and Hector never give up. Finding the box the warden was looking for was good, but turned out to be dangerous.