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by Louis Sachar

Analysis: What's Up With the Title?

Let's see… the book is called Holes and it's about, well, holes. What a coincidence. But really, Shmoop doesn't think the title is anything really tricky or fancy. It's just Sachar's way of pointing us to some of the most important themes and symbols in the story. In fact, you might want to check out the "Symbols" section to really get the dirt on holes.

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