Small Steps

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.

Louis Sachar delivers another shock twist: a book just as good as Holes! Bad-boy Armpit, a teenage singing star and a killer. A story to die for. Camp Green Lake’s notorious former inmate, Armpit, is finally making small steps towards change. He’s got a job, a savings account and a new best friend. Until he runs into X-Ray and a ticket scam. And gets involved with America’s starriest teenage songstress – and a murderer. Has he just dug himself a new hole? Don’t miss Armpit’s hilarious and moving story: the long-awaited sequel to Holes.

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

    13 May 2014

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

    7 March 2014

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

    8 March 2013

  • this is extremely good

    6 March 2013

  • I hated the ending and honestly I preferred holes

    5 March 2013

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    Louis Sachar

    Louis Sachar is an award-winning author of over twenty-one books for children, and is best known for Holes, which won the prestigious Newbery Medal.


    Louis has won many awards including the 1999 Newbery and Caldecott awards – the most prestigious American awards in children’s literature for Holes.

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