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Suitable for 12 - 18 years

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Product description

Upon returning to Austin, Armpit set five goals for himself. Five small steps. 1) Graduate High School. 2) Get a job. 3) Save money. 4) Avoid situations that might turn violent. 5) Lose the name Armpit.

The brilliantly warm and funny sequel to Holes. Notorious bad-boy Armpit is finally making small steps towards change. He’s got a proper job, a savings account and a new best friend. But when he runs into X-Ray and a ticket scam, has he just dug himself a new hole? Don’t miss Armpit’s hilarious, moving story.

Product Details






Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Date published

July 1st, 2007

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.2; Upper years; 7.0 points

Other details
  • 272 pages


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Louis Sachar

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  1. coririmmer
    on 12 January 2010


    just from reading a little bit of the website its amazing up to now

    5out of 5

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  1. Jane blonde 113694

    on 13 May 2014

    I am reading it in school it is quite a good book

  2. Avatar owl 761790

    on 7 March 2014

    It wasnt half as good as Holes. I wouldnt recommend it.

  3. Default avatar

    on 8 March 2013

    This is not as good as the first book but it’s still a great book.

  4. Pearl 113298

    on 6 March 2013

    this is extremely good

  5. Avatar bat 761713

    on 5 March 2013

    I hated the ending and honestly I preferred holes

  6. Hungry cat thumb 231

    on 27 November 2011

    I loved this book, it was a really good sequel.Love Armpit lol!

  7. Clarice thumb 136

    on 28 July 2011

    This is the sequel to holes. It is kind of for teenagers I think because it involves a bit of violence, love nad band gigs. It is OK. I liked Holes better.

    3out of 5
  8. Flat stanley thumb 225

    on 13 November 2010

    I have had it for ages but iv just not touched it i NEED to read it. I realy dont have a clue what it will be like.

  9. Pearl 113298

    on 31 March 2010

    I only read this because it was a sequel to Holes, its really good because its about the life of a side character from Holes, its really funny and imaginative too.

    5out of 5
  10. Stargirl 113407

    on 2 March 2010

    My favourite character is Ginny. I loved this and I’d happily reccomend it to everyone.

    5out of 5
  11. Dora thumb 222

    on 31 January 2010

    I loved it. I keeped on wanting to read but we have read aloud every day 2,4,6. I hope there is a third book.

    5out of 5
  12. Default avatar

    on 17 February 2009

    This is a really great book. I really like Holes, which is another Louis Sachar book, too.

  13. Bellasara 113282

    on 6 February 2009

    My sister and me are reading this book and I think that is briliant ! Eberyone read this book !

    5out of 5
  14. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 27 January 2009

    A brilliant book, it made me laugh till I cried. Lots of fun to read. It’s all about Armpit his good friend X-ray,singing,ticket-scalping and lots and lots of trouble.

    5out of 5
  15. Love stargirl 113412

    on 24 January 2009

    i would like too read this book is it any good ?

  16. Bs starfish thumb 127

    on 11 May 2008

    I loved this book because it could actually happen in real life and it was so easy to relate to. Some of it was quite funny especially his name and how he got it .

    5out of 5