Small Steps

Suitable for 12 - 18 years

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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 2nd, 2007

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.2; Upper years; 7.0 points

Other details

  • 272 pages



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  1. coririmmer
    on 12 January 2010


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

    5 out of 5

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What kids think

  1. emer2k14
    on 13 May 2014

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

  2. bookaholic202
    on 7 March 2014

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

  3. Nashdasher
    on 8 March 2013

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

  4. TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 6 March 2013

    this is extremely good

  5. pawprint2
    on 5 March 2013

    I hated the ending and honestly I preferred holes

  6. Sunshinesmile57
    on 27 November 2011

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

  7. booksrcul
    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.

    3 out of 5
  8. hjt36
    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. Amileen
    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.

    5 out of 5
  10. Stormydachshund
    on 2 March 2010

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

    5 out of 5
  11. pandas101
    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.

    5 out of 5
  12. Booktastica
    on 17 February 2009

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

  13. Demushka
    on 6 February 2009

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

    5 out of 5
  14. Queen-of-Light
    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.

    5 out of 5
  15. okbooks
    on 24 January 2009

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

  16. kerry-bean
    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 .

    5 out of 5