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.

Camp Green Lake’s 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, and gets involved with America’s starriest teenage songstress, 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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    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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