Small Steps

SMALL STEPS Is A Contemporary Young Adult Novel From Louis Sachar, The New York Times Bestselling Author Of The Newbery Award Winning Smash Hit Phenomenon Book And Movie DVD Sensation Holes, And The Cardturner.Two 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 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 X Ray S Plan Leads To A Chance Encounter With Teen Pop Sensation Kaira DeLeon, The Beyonce Of Her Time, And Suddenly Armpit S Life Spins Out Of Control Only One Thing Is Certain He Ll Never Be The Same Again.Combining His Signature Wit With A Unique Blend Of Adventure And Deeply Felt Characters, Sachar Explores Issues Of Race, The Nature Of Celebrity, The Invisible Connections That Shape A Person S Life, And What It Takes To Stay The Course Doing The Right Thing Is Never A Wrong Choice But Always A Small Step In Right Direction.Small Steps

Louis Sachar pronounced Sacker , born March 20, 1954, is an American author of children s books.Louis was born in East Meadow, New York, in 1954 When he was nine, he moved to Tustin, California He went to college at the University of California at Berkeley and graduated in 1976, as an economics major The next year, he wrote his first book, Sideways Stories from Wayside School He was working

[Reading] ➬ Small Steps ➳ Louis Sachar –
  • Paperback
  • 257 pages
  • Small Steps
  • Louis Sachar
  • English
  • 21 July 2018
  • 9780385733151

10 thoughts on “Small Steps

  1. says:

    Reviewed by Christian C for TeensReadToo.comRemember Armpit, from HOLES It s been two years since he was released from Camp Green Lake Juvenile Correctional Facility, and ever since, he s been trying to stay clean In order to stay clean, he s established for himself five small steps 1 Graduate from high school 2 Get a job 3 Save his money 4 Avoid situations that might turn violent 5 Lose the name Armpit By the way, this is not a sequel to HOLES you don t need to read HOLES to enjoy this book At first, everything goes smoothly, but, slowly, every single one of those steps will be challenged For the past year, Armpit has been working for a landscaping and irrigation company, and he has saved almost a thousand dollars But one day, his friend from camp, X Ray, tells him that he has the perfect plan to double his money Rock singer Kaira DeLeon is going on tour, and her next stop is their own town X Ray s plan is to buy twelve tickets and resell them for double the money But since X Ray doesn t have any money, he asks Armpit for all his savings Armpit is not sure that this plan is such a great idea, but he doesn t want to let his friend down So after giving it a lot of thought, he decides to do it When I read that I went What Is he stupid or what Of course he s never going to see his money again Or is he Well, unfortunately that s all I can tell you Oh, wait There is something else I can tell you somehow, Armpit and his 10 year old neighbor, who suffers ce...

  2. says:

    Fun sequel to the renowned Holes Easy entertaining read, just what I needed right now after all the dark books A heartwarming book and funny too Two 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 everyon...

  3. says:

    Small steps, Cause I don t know where I m goin.Small steps,I just take it day to day.Small steps,Somehow get myself together,Then maybe I ll discoverWho I am along the way I think it s rather silly to label this book a sequel to Holes, when it simply takes two non prominent characters from Holes and takes their story forward And that s about the only thing connecting the 2 books, as they couldn t possibly have been different.I know a lot of people have had an issue with this book as they quite obviously expected it to live up to the pure magic that Holes had weaved I knew even before finishing Holes that any other book by the author could not possibly exceed its brilliance So, I never even had lofty expectations to begin with.Once again, I listened to the audiobook version and even that was so different from the narration of Holes While I had shouted from my rooftop that Holes was purely Middlegrade fiction, Small Steps is undoubtedly YA.The story picks up about two years after the events of Holes take place I, for one, quite enjoyed the sto...

  4. says:

    I can t tell if this was supposed to be a young adult book or not Small Steps is a sequel to the book Holes, which was fun to read In this second book, Sachar follows Armpit as he transitions back into society after his stint at Camp Green Lake I thought the premise had potential, but in my opinion, it was a fairly transparent story ...

  5. says:

    Last we saw Armpit, he was digging holes at Camp Green Lake Now, Armpit nicknamed for a wasp bite on his armpit is still digging holes, but now he s getting paid for it, working for a landscaper in his hometown of Austin, TX Armpit or Theodore, as he prefers to be called is trying to straighten his life out after two years of juvie, while everyone is expecting the worst of him The only person who believes in him is his feisty ten year old neighbor Ginny, who has cerebral palsy He is earning honest money and going to summer school and trying to stay on the straight and narrow His life is slowly beginning to get back on track when X Ray, his old buddy from Camp Green Lake, shows up, with a double your money ticket scalping scheme Armpit fronts him the money, and ends up taking Ginny to the concert An incident at the concert vaults him and Ginny into arms of teen pop star Kaira deLeon and into excitement that Armpit expected.There are certain books that come together perfectly, as if the author has stumbled across the secret and it is almost certain that, even though they will write other excellent books, they will never hit upon that secret to perfection again Holes w...

  6. says:

    What s easy about being the sequel to Holes is that any implausibilities of plot are irreproachable, cause you can t hardly get implausible than Holes and it was awesome What s hard is simply that you re the sequel to Holes Because it was awesome High bar I m embarrassed to admit it took me 5 years to get around to actually reading Small Steps, the story of Armpit s X Ray influenced adventures back home in Austin, trying to get his life turned around after his time at Camp Green Lake After Armpit reluctantly agrees to financially back X Ray s ill conceived ticket scalping scheme, a surprising no, outlandish but oddly credible sequence of events and poor decisions, offset by a few good decisions, gets him close to a teen pop star and in a mess of trouble Armpit s unlikely friendship with Ginnie, the 10 year old white neighbor girl with cerebral palsy, is especially winning I carefully avoided re...

  7. says:

    I was reluctant to read Small Steps since Holes is my all time favorite book and I had heard several negative things from readers concerning how Armpit and X Ray were handled After reading the book, I can see where some people might be disappointed it s not Holes However, I found Sachar s ability to weave several stories together to be captivating His strength of creating acting true to who they are c...

  8. says:

    3.5 I enjoyed Holes so I thought I d read another from this author I was not disappointed This was a surprisingly gripping story An off shoot from a couple of the characters in Holes, Armpit and X ray return in this novel Armpit putting to work what his counselor had advised him to do..take small steps, hence he set 5 goals for himself graduate from high school, get a job, save his money, avoid situations that might turn violent, and lose the name Armpit X ray of course had to jiggle those goals a bit and adventures ensued Before he knew it, he was in the realms of the possibility of going to jail, caught in the admiration of a pop star, and in the throws of a percolating violence.What I liked most about this novel was it s heart relationships and choices Armpit s heartwarming bond with Ginny, Armpit s loyalty with his friend X ray, the endearing love affair between Armpit and Kaira, and the choices that Armpit made that built his winsome character Overall, echoing the last comment of the blurb sums it up perfectly, 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 directionI wasn t kidding about this being gripping I saw all the seeds being planted for a horrible outcome for Armpit and even though ...

  9. says:

    I thought that this book was sorta weird compared to holes it was less exciting I didn t really get the same feeling as I did in holes I got hooked to holes but I am not saying I hated it I am just saying that the book had no connection to holes There are 4 main characters in the story Armpit, X Ray, Ginny, and Kaira Deleon The book has a way of wanting me to keep reading even though I thought it was boring I think it s because the characters that are form holes Armpit X Ray you want to know if anything bad happens to them and Ginny you want to know what happens to her because she is handicapped with cerebral palsy and it would be terrible if something happened to her because that would be very depressing and Kaira DeLeon if something happened to her it would be terrible because she is a famous rock singer it would be like if Katy Perry died of a heart attack when you least except it because she is a very famous singe...

  10. says:

    The book Small Steps is about two boy that was out of Camp Green Lake and their name was Armpit and X Ray it all begin with Armpit being at school and have nice job that he does and earn some money for himself But then after X Ray show up that was where his happiness like started to get messing again The part that I like about the book was that Armpit work really hard to reach his goal after he was out of Camp Green Lake The other one that I like was it make me want to read because I wanted to know what would happen next in the story and eve...

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