Small Steps

by Louis Sachar (Author)

Book Cover for Small Steps

   Book 2   
Pages: 272

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 believes in him is Ginny, his 10-year old disabled neighbour. Together, they are learning to take small steps. And he seems to be on the right path until X-Ray, a buddy from Camp Green Lake, comes up with a get-rich-quick scheme. This leads to a chance encounter with teen pop sensation, Kaira DeLeon, and suddenly his life spins out of control, with only one thing for certain. He'll never be the same again.

In his first major novel since Holes, critically acclaimed novelist Louis Sachar uses his signature wit combined with 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 direction.

Recognition: Schneider Family Book Award for Teen Book (2007)

Holes Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Holes
Reading level: 10+
Books in series: 3
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: mystery  adventure  comedy & humour 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   Holes  (1998)
2.   Small Steps  (2006)
+   Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Greenlake  (2003)